While many on the right were wringing their hands at Trump’s decision to attack Syria, columnist Mark Steyn (frequent substitute host for Rush Limbaugh on Rush’s radio show) told why Thursday was the best day of Trump’s presidency.
STEYN: I think he’s accomplished certain things. He sent a message to the Chinese as they are sitting across the dinner table from him. He sent a message to Putin, and, thereby, incidentally also made all these stupid investigations of investigations of investigations that the Senate and the House are chasing their tails and look absolutely ridiculous. You know, he has picked a fight with Putin at a when Congress has spent and Susan Rice has spent a year investigating whether he is Putin stooge. How stupid do they look?
He also added:
STEYN: I think they understand this is really — last night was inauguration day. That America is back in the world. Now, not ineffectively. What we have to be careful about here is whether the tactical ruthlessness of last night is matched with strategic clarity which hasn’t been the case in Afghanistan and Iran. But accepting that Trump doesn’t want to get mired in pointless civil wars. I think this keeps America’s enemies on its toes and figure out what it is they have to do next.
Let’s face it, Barack Obama was a total wuss as a person and a president. His weakness sent signals to everyone from ISIS to Putin to any crazed lone wolf terrorist that they could kick the US around, and we wouldn’t do a damn thing about it. Well, there’s a new sheriff in town now, and he just put the rest of the world on notice!
Are you proud of the leadership that Trump’s showing?