If you were to ask me in 2016 what 2017 would be like, I’m not certain that I could have provided a clear and concise answer. 2017 was the year that the elite and pundit class got it so wrong and it all started with the candidate and ultimate election of President Donald Trump. Voters overwhelmingly rejected Hillary Clinton in the places that it mattered most and in an upset that surprised the political class, she lost in places that were previously solidly Democratic. Since his election, President Trump has become the constant target of the mainstream media and liberal elites. From celebrities attacking his family, including his youngest son Baron, to Kathy Lee Gifford holding a decapitated head of our Commander in Chief. Our nation has never seen vitriol at this level with any president before Trump, but despite it, Trump has continued to move forward with his agenda of ‘Making America Great Again.’
However, things were rocky for the president. Starting off with Executive Order 13769 commonly known as the “Muslim ban” or “travel ban” that experienced multiple setbacks by various courts. Despite the continued setbacks, the President persisted and it would ultimately pay off as the Supreme Court would later vindicate the president by agreeing that he has the legal rights to impose such standards. The president continued to signal that national security and border security was a priority for his administration by ending the Obama-era “catch and release” of illegal immigrants, which resulted into violent illegal immigrants being released back onto American streets. We also saw an increase in resources to tackle gang violence by illegals, which resulted in 36 percent more criminal gang members being arrested than in fiscal 2016. It has been a drastic change from the previous 8 years where illegal immigration was rampant.
Jobs and the Economy
The economy is growing at its fastest pace in more than two years and with the recent $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, many suspect things will only get better going into 2018. Think about it, when taxes go down for American corporations, the American economy reaps direct benefits. The net result will be positive because having the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world has hurt…