Donald Trump’s legacy will be framed by his actions between now and the inauguration.
He won in 2016 against all odds—and went on to four years of knockdown battles with the political, media and legal establishments.
He awakened the American people to the threat from the Chinese Communist Party, brought new peace and alliances in the Middle East, isolated the rogue regime in Iran and rebuilt the U.S. military.
He saw through three—count them, three—Supreme Court justices and more than 220 judges total. He can claim the first realignment since Ronald Reagan in 1980—all in the face of the most partisan impeachment in U.S. history.
His actions over the next 60 days though can frame his legacy and secure that place in U.S. history.
They ought to be focused on Operation Warp Speed delivering vaccines and therapeutics while the nation and the world witnesses a smooth transition of power.
It will be a glorious pivot in the story.Read More »
Chinese leader Xi Jinping is sending a message to Washington: Regardless of who is in the Oval Office, their authoritarian crackdown on Hong Kong will continue.
Beijing just passed a resolution permitting the expulsion of any Hong Kong legislators who aren’t sufficiently loyal to the Chinese Communist Party. Hong Kong’s chief executive, who is loyal to Beijing herself, immediately kicked out four legislators; prompting another 15 in the 70-seat Hong Kong legislature to resign a few hours later.
Xi and his allies are tightening the noose on Hong Kong, exerting more and more power over it. This latest action comes on the heels of a sweeping national security law passed over the summer, which installed more of China’s security apparatus in Hong Kong and significantly limited freedoms of speech and protest traditionally granted to its residents.
The Chinese Communist Party has made its intentions toward Hong Kong clear. It’s now up to the US, and our allies who believe in freedom and democracy, to stand against Beijing’s bullying.Read More »
President Trump’s record on foreign policy over the course of his first term in office boasts some significant accomplishments and noteworthy gains.
But there’s unfinished business to do—and nowhere is that business more critical than in the efforts to redefine America’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China, tackling the single biggest geopolitical challenge America faces today.
In a potential second term, Trump should establish a single, overriding goal for his foreign policy: how America can win the “strategic competition” we are engaged in with the People’s Republic of China.
More broadly, we need to work with our friends and allies to ensure a “free and open” Indo-Pacific, the region where the most is at stake for us in the coming decades.
But it all starts with the right approach to China.
President Trump has the right team assembled to do this. The American people can give him that opportunity.Read More »
President Trump has a record of accomplishments that’s pretty easy to compile.
Most significantly, he has brought the existential threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party into the sunlight.
Trump has buttressed the constitution—with two justices on the Supreme Court, 53 judges on the federal courts of appeal and over 140 district court judges.
President Trump’s tax cuts—along with his massive deregulation—led to 3.5 percent unemployment until the regime in Beijing acted with criminal recklessness towards a virus that has devastated the world.
Trump’s brawling, slugging, tempestuous approach has worn down many, but his road is marked by these accomplishments.
The elites are convinced he must be beaten. But Americans want their jobs and security back. They like the police. They like civil order.
Yes: Polling shows him behind 50-year D.C. insider Joe Biden.
I feel pretty good about President Trump’s chances.
I’m Hugh Hewitt.Read More »