Donald Trump is a President unlike any that we have seen in our lifetimes, and for reasons that are just beyond comprehension for the career politicos who’ve only known the grooming of the Beltway.
Trump is, as I’ve said before, a Citizen President – a man with no prior political experience, at least in the literal sense of the word. There’s no doubt that The Donald knows his way around a state or federal building – that comes with the territory of being a ruthless and successful real estate investor – but there hasn’t ever been a Congressman Trump or Councilman Trump.
No, we got the CEO-in-Chief instead, and it has done wonders for our economy.
Six months ago today, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the historic legislation that streamlined our tax code and offered much needed tax relief to the American people. Since passage of the bill, the once in a generation tax overhaul championed by President Trump and Republicans in Congress has already provided numerous benefits and an even brighter future for the American people.
Gone is the outdated system that took too much of our money, sent our jobs overseas, and stagnated our economy. Individuals are now seeing thousands of dollars in tax relief and bigger paychecks. Families are benefitting from a doubling of the standard deduction and child tax credit. Lower taxes on businesses of all sizes are stimulating our economy. Americans are feeling the effects of a reinvigorated economy.
More than four million people are receiving bonuses, benefit increases, and higher wages from hundreds of companies, totaling some $4 billion back into the pockets of the working class. Companies like Apple, Comcast, Boeing, and Bank of America have given workers across the country bonuses, in addition to pledging new investments into our national economy. Many more small businesses have done the same in their communities by growing their operations and hiring more people.
Now, however, another piece of the humanist in President Trump is showing through, as a debate over Congress’ ineffectual work on immigration rages.
You see, today was supposed to be the annual congressional “picnic”, which is literally just a 5-star meal served in a tent to these Washington fat cats.
They are grilling up some massive steaks here at the White House today – I could smell these all the way out on Pennsylvania Avenue. pic.twitter.com/mAbPageWp0
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) June 20, 2018
Seeing the disparity between Congress’ work load and their free lunch is disheartening enough for me…can you imagine how our “America First” President felt?
Well, there’s no need to speculate, as the Commander in Chief has given us an answer.
But what’s going to happen to all these steaks?! Pres. Trump says the congressional picnic scheduled for Thursday is cancelled. pic.twitter.com/jNXJ9wE9F1
— Kelly Daschle (@kellydaschle) June 20, 2018
That’s right: cancelled. When asked why, the President gave a very blue collar answer.
As the immigration debacle looms large over the halls of Congress, President Donald Trump decided to scrap the lawmakers’ annual congressional picnic at the White House because it just didn’t feel “right.”
“I was just walking over to the Oval Office and I said, ‘You know, it doesn’t feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we’re working on doing something very important,’” Trump said Wednesday, according to Politico. “It didn’t feel exactly right to me.”
Wasting food would have only added insult to injury, so the President did what any MAGA-hat-wearing populist POTUS would do: He sent all those ridiculous ribeye steaks over to Walter Reed.
All the food will be served Friday for lunch at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to a report from Bloomberg News. The food will be given to patients, caregivers, and employees at the Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
“All perishables donated to Walter Reed. Non perishables to be repurposed for future events,” Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, said.
I commit these words to paper with the utmost confidence: Donald Trump will never pay for his own meal again when dining in the presence of veterans or patriots.