Israpundit rates Trump's first 100 days

By Ted Belman

Making a difference at UN wrt Israel.

Leading from the front in the ME.

Failed
– to move Embassy (though it may happen in a few months)
– to designate Muslim Botherhood as terrorist organization
– to approve settlement construction
– to scrap the Iran Deal (In fact he gave them a freebie by declaring they were not in default)
– to work over Abu Mazen in public. (What is he saying to him in private?)
– to clear the swamp sufficiently. What is Comey still doing there for instance.

Appointed these apologists for Islam to Cabinet
– Gen McMaster
– Gen Mattis

Congratulated Erdogan on his referendum victory when opposition was calling for a recount. What was his rush.

I have no trouble with his moves on Russia or China. They are works in progress. I expect good outcomes.

Good marks for his domestic policies.
– diminished the EPA and ended war on coal
– gave go ahead to Keystone pipeline
– good support for law and order
– reduced flow of illegals and refugees
– demanding Congress finance the wall
– some success in fighting PC
– appointed conservative Justice Gorsuch
– appears to be succeeding with repeal and replace and with tax reform.

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  1. He indicted the Sbarro bomber. First time Pal terrorists have been indicted and request for extradition issued by U.S. government.

    He appointed a New head of the science agency that examines the environment who says no basis to global warming.

    (I forget the details on these, I already posted them on Israpundit recently)

    While, he didn´t keep his word not to oppose settlement or push the TSS, he, at least affirmed the Bush letter which Obama and Clinton tore up allowing building in existing blocs Jerusalem, he allowed the replacement for Amona, on the grounds that the promise had already been made, and he merely said it would be unhelpful to negotiations at this time.

    He has consistently torpedoed anti-Israel resolutions in the UN. U.N. ambassador Nikkie Haley has announced Israel-bashing will no longer be tolerated. Threatened to defund or withdraw from the Human Rights Council over it. UN is scrambling not to offend him and we haven´t seen an anti-Israel resolution in a few weeks.

    UNRWA is pressuring PA to stop blood libels and incitement in textbooks. Abbas flipped the finger.

    Trump demanded Abbas stop payments to terrorists in prison and their families. He increased them.

    Trump found the culprits in the phone threats to Jewish institutions by telling the FBI to bump it up to high priority.

    Trump strengthened American credibility by acting on Obama´s red line on chemical weapons in Syria.

    He is supporting the Kurds fully and loosened the reins on the military, there have been victories. Isis is in retreat.

    He sent Mattis to Israel, where he met with BB and announced they are strengthening military coordination.

    It´s much less than he promised, unless there is more to come down the road, but it´s a big improvement. I´m not sorry I voted for him. Though, as I have mentioned, I switched from independent to Republican so I could vote for Huckabee in the primary. He was the only candidate who has consistently supported Greater Israel and put his money where his mouth is. For many years. Decades. I was very disappointed that it was only down to Cruz and Trump by the time it got around to NY. And though I voted for Cruz based on Caroline Glick´s recommendation, I never got a satisfactory answer as to why he voted to allow a simple up and down vote for the Iran deal instead of upholding the Consitutional provision requiring a 2/3 Senate Majority to approve treaties and amendments to treaties. Despite all the loud naysaying, he guaranteed its passage. Very troubling. Hard to think he is stupid, so what? The others either supported TSS or were Johnny come latelies to the issue. But, for the second tier of choices, Trump is doing well.

  2. @ Sebastien Zorn:
    He also put in place a rule that agencies have to eliminate two old rules for every new one they create.

    He is cutting back on many government agencies through attrition and hiring freezes, such as the State Dept. One of those was the sub-department that deals with anti-semitism. Nobody has been hired for that position. Don´t agree with that one.

    He always dithered about TSS. From the beginning of his campaign. I also voted for Cruz because Trump was talking about ¨neutrality¨ so he could negotiate a good deal bheetween the sides. When he won the primary, he adopted Cruz? position.

    But, Abbas won´t budge. This is basic. The war against us is what it? about. Not statehood. He could care a fig about that. It? a trojan horse. Give up their trojan horse so they can keep the bridal and bit? Ha Ha. Wonder if Trump will eventually get it.

  3. @ Sebastien Zorn:
    He also put in place a rule that agencies have to eliminate two old rules for every new one they create.

    He is cutting back on many government agencies through attrition and hiring freezes, such as the State Dept. One of those was the sub-department that deals with anti-semitism. Nobody has been hired for that position. Don´t agree with that one.

    He always dithered about TSS. From the beginning of his campaign. I also voted for Cruz because Trump was talking about ¨neutrality¨ so he could negotiate a good deal between the sides. When he won the primary, he adopted Cruz? position.

    But, Abbas won´t budge. This is basic. The war against us is what it? about. Not statehood. He could care a fig about that. It? a trojan horse. Give up their trojan horse so they can keep the bridle and bit? Ha Ha. Wonder if Trump will eventually get it.

  4. :
    The guy is Big Government. All the way.

    In three years, 265+ days, should his name be on the ballot, he won’t have the same energized, US-heartland political base to carry him. The way he did this past November.

    Of course, judging by the way he’s been acting recently, in 2020 he might run as a Democrat.

  5. Wonderful evaluation to date – even with the con and pro arguments! The jury’s still out, as far as I’m concerned, but I have faith that, like a good (red!) wine, Trump will age well over time.

  6. Trump has done a fairly decent job so far on many fronts. This is especially significant because he and many in his staff are not career politicians. Some, including the President, are learning how to navigate the political currents in Washington DC to accomplish the Trump campaign promises. Hopefully the President will improve his techniques to achieve more goals in the near future. Also, while pursuing a so-called “peace treaty” with the PA, the Trump Administration should acknowledge Israel’s legal and historic rights in YESHA and the Jordan Valley.

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