Weighing Words and Actions

In a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, the writer observed “thoughtful conservatives” can agree with most everything President Trump has done and disagree with almost everything he has said. It’s an interesting point.

I fully support the policies this President has enacted: appointing Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, rolling back countless harmful regulations for small businesses, expanding vocational and technical education, opening the Keystone Pipeline, establishing a National Vetting Center, signing the largest tax cuts in 30 years into law, and putting America and its citizens first, to name a few.

Now if only when we turned on the news we heard more about what’s working and not what’s being tweeted. Of course, the liberal media doesn’t want to report on anything that would paint a picture of success for this president. Like most Americans, you probably missed:

  • The President handed over his salary to the Department of Transportation for infrastructure reforms after offering his plan to rebuild America. Like our parents taught us, actions speak louder than words.
  • His appointed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mick Mulvaney, has followed the President’s lead. After discovering the agency had enough funding on hand for the second quarter of 2018, Director Mulvaney requested $0.00 in a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
  • After many years of Congress requesting accountability for the Department of Defense, the President and Secretary Jim Mattis started the process of auditing the Pentagon. As this administration observed, “We have asked the American taxpayers to entrust us with over $600 billion each year. We should welcome the accountability.” It will be the biggest audit in history.

On the campaign trail, the President made promises to the American people to get the United States’ economy working again, to bring back jobs, and to prioritize this nation. Over his first year in office, our economy has roared back to life. Unemployment rates are at all-time lows, wages are rising, jobs are coming back to the U.S. and millions of Americans have seen their paychecks increase due to tax reform.

While I don’t expect the media to change their beat, know that you can count on me and this President to put Minnesota and America first. We are committed to working for you.