by Wayne Root
I’m the guy who predicted a Trump victory against all odds in the 2016 election. I also predicted a “Trump Miracle” for the economy in this column. Here’s my new prediction: President Trump guaranteed his re-election this week.
Liberals have got to be sick to their stomachs. No matter what they do or say, no matter how hard they try to distract us from the truth about the booming economy, “The Trump Miracle” shines through.
I was going to write this column about the Trump administration’s war with California, illegal immigration and liberal politicians serving as “lookouts” for illegal felons. It’s time to set an example. It’s time to enforce the rule of law. This move is cheered by middle class Americans sick of being treated like second class citizens. Brilliant. But this topic will have to wait.
Then I decided to write this column about Trump’s new trade tariffs on steel and aluminum, backed on stage at the White House by cheering blue collar steel and aluminum workers. Trump kept his campaign promise to fight for American workers and American jobs. His move was cheered equally by Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and liberal Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk. Trump just won the votes of millions of working class Americans. This is not your father’s GOP. Brilliant. But this topic will have to wait.
Although I will make a prediction here. Trump exempted Mexico from his tariffs- for now. Why? I predict Trump will demand Mexico either pay for the wall, or be hit with the 25% steel tariff. One way or another Mexico will pay for Trump’s wall! Brilliant.
Then I decided to write this column about Trump’s remarkable breakthrough with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. First Little Kim announced he wanted to discuss nuclear disarmament. Then he shocked the world by inviting President Trump to meet in-person. Trump accepted. Trump’s blustery taunts and intimidation tactics WORKED. “The Art of the Deal.” Trump pulled off what no other modern U.S. President could. But this topic will also have to wait.
Because the new job numbers just came out. I almost jumped through the roof. The Trump economy is exploding. In the end, this is what matters. Americans always vote with their pocketbooks. The economy is booming like nothing seen since Reagan.
I coined the phrase “The Trump Miracle” to describe the remarkable results of Trump economic policies- including dramatically lower taxes and regulations. The newly released numbers make me look subtle.
The Trump economy added a resounding 313,000 jobs in February, crushing expectations of 205,000. It was the biggest “beat versus expectations” in almost a decade! And to top it off, December job growth was revised upwards
from 160,000 to 175,000 and January from 200,000 to 239,000.
The number of employed Americans rose to 155,215,000- the highest in history. The number of black Americans employed hit an all-time record high of 19,087,000. And a record 72,530,000 women were employed. The 4.9% unemployment rate of Hispanic workers is right at all-time lows too.
I remember when I wrote at Fox News way back in 2015 that Donald Trump would be the greatest president for blacks, Hispanics, women and gays ever- simply because he would create the most black jobs, Hispanic jobs, women’s jobs and gay jobs. Bingo! www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/07/02/donald-trump-first-hispanic-president.html
But I saved the really great news for last. The Trump economy added a total of 1,0006,000 jobs in February- the biggest gain this century! That number included an amazing, eye-popping 729,000 full-time jobs. Not the crappy part-time jobs of the Obama era, but real, quality, high-paying, middle class American jobs. That is one of the highest totals of full-time jobs in U.S. economic history.
A new Axios/Survey Monkey poll came out before all this amazing news. It showed that if the 2018 election were held today, five Democrat incumbent U.S. Senators in West Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota, Montana and Indiana would be defeated decisively. And three more in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin are leading by only single digits. The voters in this poll didn’t know about the new jobs numbers or the North Korea breakthrough.
Trump has changed politics. The GOP is going to pick up seats in the 2018 midterm elections. Then Trump is headed for a landslide re-election.
Wayne Allyn Root (Wayne@ROOTforAmerica.com) is host of the nationally-syndicated “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show.” Listen from 3 to 6 p.m. daily at 790 Talk Now and watch at 5 PM on Newsmax TV- now on DirecTV and Dish. His R-J columns run Thursdays and Sundays.
by Wayne Root