Opinion: President Trump hits 500-day mark with many economic successes
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - It’s been 500 days of Donald Trump as our president. Despite what some claim is a more polarized political climate in Washington, D.C. there is no question that America is surging ahead.
The Trump administration has gone out of its way to focus on boosting the economy – signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, pursuing fair and reciprocal trade practices and cutting costly, unnecessary regulations at a rate of 22-1 in 2017.
Last week, the American people received even more good news when the May jobs report showed that the overall unemployment rate has not been lower in our country since 1969. Unemployment is at record-lows for women, African-Americans and Hispanics. Our economy added 220,000 jobs in May, bringing the total number of jobs added during President Trump’s tenure to a whopping 3.4 million.
Critics of the administration argue that the president’s focus on the economy is self-serving and will not help his party in the November midterms. Yet, generic ballot polling conducted by Reuters shows Republicans have made huge gains as a result of the administration’s successful policies. They have tightened what was once an 11 percent lead for Democrats in mid-April to a just 2 percent advantage for the Democrats by the end of May.
Here’s the bottom line: polling across the board shows that President Trump's work to provide tangible quality of life improvements for the American people is a winning formula for the GOP. By unleashing the potential of the American worker, our economy is doing better than ever and I expect for this to be a deciding factor when voters go to the polls in November.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.