Originally Published: May 21, 2018 6 a.m.
Donald Trump’s many enemies are becoming more and more frustrated.
A year into Robert Mueller’s great Russian fishing expedition, the president they desperately want to impeach is still in office.
The liberal media and Democrats have spent a year beating Mr. Trump over the head with whatever they or Mueller’s lawyers could find, but the president’s popularity has only grown and he keeps winning.
The anti-Trumpers’ desperate hatred was exposed this week when North Korea started making noises that it might cancel the summit with the United States. You remember North Korea?
For decades American presidents and statesmen have been trying to get it to stop its nuclear missile program and behave like a civilized nation inside and outside its barbed wire fences.
Our polite diplomatic efforts to tame the communist dictatorship produced a series of false hopes and flops.Nothing improved.
In fact, thanks to a series of bad deals made in the Clinton and Obama years, North Korea only got more brazen and its military more frightening.
But then along came President Trump. His “Not Made in D.C.” brand of tough diplomacy created a sudden and seemingly miraculous breakthrough.
We don’t know yet if Trump will resolve the North Korean problem, but we know what the left and their pals in the liberal media would like to see — another failure.
They hate President Trump so much they were almost gleeful this week when they heard North Korea may renege on the summit meeting.
They’d be happy to see North Korea cancel because they don’t want Trump ever to succeed with anything at home or overseas. For them, hating President Trump trumps putting America first.
It’s a similar story with the Trump administration moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
For decades Democrat and Republican presidents and congressional candidates have been promising to do it — during elections, that is, when they knew it’d get them votes and campaign contributions.
Once they were elected, of course, nothing happened. It was all talk.
It was just a cynical and cheap campaign slogan — like the Republicans’ promises to repeal and replace Obamacare.
But in 2016 when candidate Trump promised he’d put the embassy in Jerusalem, he wasn’t lying. President Trump kept his promise this week.
And how did the left and the liberal establishment media react? They screamed bloody murder that it was a dangerous and reckless thing to do that will only create violence in Gaza and hurt the chances for peace in the Middle East. You remember how peaceful things were in Gaza before President Trump?
You remember how much peace there was in the Middle East until he came along to blow things up with his tweets?
Next thing you know, if it’s not already true, the Trump-hate media will be rooting for the Hamas protesters in Gaza who are being killed by Israeli soldiers. Donald Trump is president of the United States.
He doesn’t do things at home or abroad the way they were done in past, to say the least.
Sometimes the Trump Way doesn’t work. But sometimes you have to break the rules, buck the experts or kick some butt to get the job done right.
My father did all of those things to get Mikhail Gorbachev to come to the table during the Cold War.
He built up the U.S. military. He blew up a Soviet natural gas pipeline. He called the USSR “The Evil Empire,” when everyone around him told him it wouldn’t be polite to do.
No matter what good things President Trump does, as long as he has the keys to the Oval Office, he will be hated by the left and run-down in the mainstream liberal media.
You may not like his methods or his personality.
You may think he’s a complete “blank.” But he’s a “blank” who’s doing in North Korea and Israel some important things that a lot of Democrat and Republican politicians promised but never had the guts to do.
Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “The New Reagan Revolution” (St. Martin’s Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation.
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