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The Trump Economy Defies the “Experts” Yet Again

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[Note: Today’s Campaign Update will be on a delayed morning schedule from November 30 through  December 4.]

This damn Trump economy just refuses to cooperate with all the “experts.” – This Black Friday was, at least according to all the “experts” quoted by cable news operations an the nation’s other corrupt media outlets, supposed to be a down year. According to their joint narrative with the Democrat Party, the Trump Economy was supposed to be lurching along into a new recession, one that would arrive just in time to impact President Trump’s chances for re-election in 2020.

Given that 2/3rds of U.S. Gross Domestic Product – GDP – is derived from consumer spending, this media/Democrat/”experts” narrative meant it was necessary for Black Friday’s spending to be down from last year and the year before that. Thus, those were the predictions we were getting from people on MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg and on and on throughout the fake, corrupt, narrative-driven media.

But the problem with this narrative is a fundamental one: It is not true. The Trump economy is not bumbling along to another recession at all, as evidenced by third quarter jobs numbers and economic growth estimates having been revised upwards by over 10% in recent weeks. Those revisions would have been taken by real “experts” as warning signs that they were promoting a false story to the American public. But when the “experts” are fake, the warning signs go unnoticed.

The next big warning to the purveyors of fake news should have come when Adobe, which surveys 80 of the top 100 retailers in the U.S., announced early on Friday that Thanksgiving Day online sales had come in at a record high $4.2 billion, a 14.5% increase over 2018. In that same report, Adobe said that Black Friday’s online sales had already reached $600 million by 9:00 ET, a whopping 19.2% rise from 2018, which put it on a pace to reach $7.4 million for the day, far and away a record for any Black Friday, and the second-highest online sales day in history, behind last year’s Cyber Monday total.

Adobe confirmed that $7.4 billion Black Friday total in a follow-up report on Saturday, and now projects that Cyber Monday sales could reach a phenomenal $9.4 billion, almost 20% higher than last year’s record $7.9 billion. And finally, “small business Saturday” sales were projected by Adobe to reach $3.0 billion, up 18% over the record set in 2018.

These are not indicators of an economy limping along towards the contraction the “expert” narrative engineers prefer. While these double-digit jumps in online sales were partially offset by about 6% lower foot-traffic sales at malls and brick-and-mortar stores, per an initial estimate by ShopperTrak, the overall picture this massive consumer spending paints is one of a vibrant and very healthy economy.

Just a personal anecdote about that foot traffic: It may be down slightly across the country, but in Las Vegas it is wall-to-wall people. The little wifey and I touched down here on early Friday afternoon, and everyone we have spoken with is stunned by the masses of people flowing through this city’s casinos and high-end shopping centers this weekend.

It’s just one city, but it makes us wonder if we won’t see those ShopperTrak estimates quietly revised upwards in the coming days. This low-ball estimate followed by a quiet upwards revision process has, after all, become an integral part of the anti-Trump narrative, after all. Why stop now?

In any event, this record Thanksgiving consumer weekend is just one more instance of an agenda-based, narrative-driven media and group of “experts” trying to influence the public into creating a slowing economy based on fear and fear alone. The big problem they have at this point is that they have played the boy who cried wolf so many times now that the public no longer pays any attention to them.

God Bless America and its’ President, Donald J. Trump.

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That is all.

 

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Michael Moore Floats the Dumbest Trump Conspiracy Theory Yet

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

OMG, Mike, that’s, like, ruuuuullllly, totally dumb and stuff. – Fake documentary film-maker Michael Moore is pushing the most absurd theory yet about the identity of the “anonymous” author who wrote the Trump-bashing op/ed the New York Times ran last week.  Moore contended on Saturday that the real author is…wait for it…oh, you gotta wait for this one…DONALD TRUMP!  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

Yes, friends, this big fat tub of goo told an audience of creeps at some film festival that he doesn’t really “know” per se who the writer is, but “if you want me to make a wild guess, Trump wrote it or one of his minions wrote it…. He’s the master of distraction. He’s the King of the Misdirect. If we’ve ever known anything by now, it’s that he does things to get people to turn away and the line that is most identifiable in terms of what he wants the public to believe, the line that says, ‘don’t worry, adults are in the room.’ The idea is to get him to get us to calm down and look away from what he’s really doing.”

Of course, the reality is that President Trump pretty much begs Americans every day specifically to judge him on “what he’s really doing,” because what he’s really doing is pretty damn spectacular.  What he’s really doing is creating the first period of relative peace and massive prosperity that our country has enjoyed in the 21st centurty.

Here, for everyone’s edification, are just a few of the details:

  • In just 21 months in office, Donald Trump and his administration have pretty much erased the heinously un-American legacy of America’s Biggest Mistake, Barack Hussein Obama.  That’s why you see Mr. Obama out on the campaign trail right now, desperately trying to take credit for the massive economic boom that has resulted from Trump’s policies.
  • Where Obama and his evil minions worked overtime for 8 years to brainwash Americans into believing that as much as 3% economic growth was basically impossible, and that economic stagnation was the “new normal” (how many hundreds of times did we hear them say this?), Trump now has the economy humming along at over 4% growth.
  • America’s manufacturing sector, which lay dormant throughout the Obama presidency, has seen the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs thanks to Trump’s agenda.  The petrochemicals and plastics industry now has more than $200 billion in new capital investment in U.S. plant and equipment on its books alone.  Obama repeatedly told us that these were the “old” jobs that were “never coming back” to our country, yet here they are, knocking on our door, looking for qualified people to fill them..
  • In both June and August of this year, the United States of America surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the largest oil-producing nation on the face of the earth.
  • In New Mexico two weeks ago, the federal Bureau of Land Management conducted an oil and gas lease sale that netted almost $1 billion in lease bonuses alone, by far the biggest onshore lease sale in U.S. history.  These things happen because of policy, not by accident.
  • The U.S. rate of unemployment has hovered at near-record low levels for a year now.  The biggest problem the U.S. economy has under Donald J. Trump is that employers find it increasingly difficult to find enough people to fill their growing number of job openings.  Millions of workers who had been so discouraged during the Obama years that they simply quit looking for work are now pouring back into the work force in Donald Trump’s economy.
  • Unemployment rates for Hispanics, African Americans and women are at all-time lows and getting lower.  The jobs situation is so fantastic, in fact, that even Colin Kaepernick has been able to find gainful employment.  Obama did not do that.
  • Around the globe, America’s foreign policy has created a period of relative peace thanks in very large part to the Trump Administration’s consistent and firm projection of U.S. power.  The Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea is no longer lobbing ICBMs over Japan out into the Pacific Ocean.  The despotic Mullahs in Iran now find themselves increasingly isolated, unable to export their crude oil, and facing growing unrest from the general population.  The terrorist Palestinian leadership also finds itself increasingly isolated and having its Obama-era funding cut off by this Administration.
  • The previously deadbeat European NATO members are suddenly paying their bills, resulting in a massive infusion of new money into that organization and rendering Vladimir Putin less interested in projecting Russian military power outside its own borders.

 

Obama, in one of his delusional rants this past week, actually said this:

 “We spent eight years pushing that (economic) boulder up the hill, we finally get to the top, it starts rolling down the hill and then these folks come in and say look at what we’re doing. They’re standing there, didn’t even break a sweat.”

Of course, what actually happened for 8 long years was that Obama had his regulators formed up in a defensive line about halfway up that hill, ensuring that the U.S. economy – the most incredible job- and prosperity-generating machine ever devised by mankind – was never able to break out into a true economic recovery during his reign.

What Trump has basically done is come in and decimate that regulatory defensive line.  So yeah, the Trump people actually have barely broken a sweat, because all they really had to do was rid our nation of Obama’s heinous legacy.

So the thought that President Trump would actually want to write the piece that appeared in the New York Times, a piece that asks people to focus not on his policy accomplishments but on his personality, is utterly absurd.  Because anyone who focuses on his policy accomplishments must conclude that he has so far been far and away the single most successful U.S. President in modern times, and perhaps ever.

Just another day in Michael Moore is a hopeless buffoon America.

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