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Unexpected Praise for Trump’s Turnaround

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One of history’s worst natural disasters produced one of the best weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. The chief executive and his administration rose to the challenge of responding to Hurricane Harvey and even his implacable media critics praised his change in attitude.

The normally hostile New York Times featured TWO positive headlines: “Trump, in Texas, Says His Goal is the Best Relief Effort Ever” and “Hurricane Gives Trump a Chance to Reclaim the Power to Unify.”

What was so different about the president’s tone? In reacting to the catastrophe, he didn’t attack, ridicule or blame anyone; he didn’t punch—or counter-punch—at his favorite targets in politics or media. Instead, he sought to lift up, rather than to run down—an effort that inspired new hope for a successful presidency.

As he now pivots toward tax reform and other crucial issues, he should continue to concentrate on the constructive while trying to remember two key words: stay positive!

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  1. Ty  •  Aug 31, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    "Stay Positive"

    I give it 2 more days.

  2. Jim Bird  •  Sep 1, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Why would you praise The NY Times, or even read it, with its Marxist claptrap? "Staying positive" is code for saying nothing but cliches while smiling and "compromising" with the Leftist Party and telling Republican voters "single payer" will be fine until we get 2/3 majorities in both houses of congress and the presidency (as long as it's not Trump). After all the GOP has your back, you can trust us and always stay positive!!!!

    • Fungah!  •  Sep 2, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      A person can remain positive and move an agenda forward. Disagreement doesn't require attacks or negative attitudes. Regan had a knack for always staying positive. His approach was really effective.

  3. Dexter L. Wilson  •  Sep 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I am surprised at the source but I will still only be listening to CBN, Fox News, and Fox Business News.

  4. Alan J. Wernz  •  Sep 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    It's sad that the a horrific disaster Is needed to unify the the country.

    Trumper

  5. Alan J. Wernz  •  Sep 1, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    It's sad that it takes a harrific disaster to unify the country.

  6. Thomas Noyes  •  Sep 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Yes, kudos and well said on Mr. Wernz's comments above, it is sad that it takes a natural disaster to unify our country.

    And if indeed those two NY Times headlines regarding President Donald Trump are considered 'positive', the (supposed) good will on the part of the NY Times won't last. They will be back to ripping on President Trump in no time( if they have not started already).

  7. Danny McKnight  •  Sep 3, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I think Pres. Trump did what he needed to do on his trip down here. As a native Texan living about 25 miles north of
    downtown Houston, my wife and I came thru the storm fine (a little roof damage) but one can only go a few miles away
    to see families who have lost everything. We will do what we can to help. I love my state and the great people in it.

  8. Harvey Homan  •  Sep 9, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I think more and more people will come to appreciate President Trump. I, too, like that he's taken a positive tone during Harvey and Irma and pray he'll not return to gutter sniping on twitter with idiots. It's okay to stand up for yourself, he just needs to pick his battle better. I will always love and appreciate how he's torn the masks off the RHINOS in government and shown he's a pragmatist who can get good things done for the country.

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