Trump Score Card
2/17/17: President Trump has spoken with nearly 30 foreign leaders since winning the election on Nov 8, 2016.
2/2/17: Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran to punish Tehran for its recent aggressive behavior including its ballistic missile program and terrorism sponsorship. We say its about time. Something had to be done. Their recent actions included over 300 incidents of taunting US ships, detaining US sailors and broadcasting them surrendering to Iranian forces on their knees, multiple ballistic missile tests, capturing a US drone , imprisoning four American hostages and publicly threatening America on several occasions. Amazingly, Iran's dangerous behavior continued even after the Obama administration released to them an estimated $150 billion dollars in assets and also paid Iran an additional $400 million in cash for release of hostages.
2/15/17: Trump directly tells Netanyahu to 'hold off on settlements for a bit in Israel. President Trump stated "As far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit," "We'll work something out, but I would like to see a deal be made. I think a deal will be made."
We agree with President Trump here. This is arguably the most complex world issue that no previous U.S. President could solve. But there is absolutely no chance of a two state solution as long as Israel keeps building settlements. Granted the Palestinians don't recognize Israel as a legitimate state however for decades Israel has pursued a policy of building Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinians territory. Most countries view the settlements as an obstacle to peace but many in Israel disagree, citing a biblical, historical and political connection to the land as well as security interests.
1/25/17: The Trump administration froze Obama’s attempt to send $221 million to the Palestinian Athuthority. Congress had initially approved the Palestinian funding in budget years 2015 and 2016, with the US Agency for International Development sending the Palestinians $355 million in 2015. Most all Americans can't understand why the American government continues to send billions of dollars overseas, especially to countries and organizations that publicly threaten and criticize America. This money instead would be much better used if it went towards America's infrastructure, helping the vets, homelessness, innovation, fighting crime or strengthening the military.