Lawrence Solomon: Trump’s detractors are convinced he’s a buffoon. So why does he keep winning?

President Trump’s detractors consider him a buffoon who can’t get anything done. They do so at their peril. In just five months in office, Trump has racked up a jaw-dropping string of accomplishments. This “buffoon” is buffaloing his critics, most of whom are too blind to see how effectively he’s implementing his agenda.

Trump is delivering in spades on one of his most publicized campaign promises — keeping illegal immigrants out of the United States and deporting the worst of those who made it into the country. Even without building his wall, illegal immigration is down 67 per cent over last year’s levels, mostly on the strength of Trump’s tough talk and tough action.

  • Because he is a populist.

  • letstalkcandidly

    Liberals and Democrats have invested so much moral indignation into convincing themselves that Trump’s electoral success was the result of a collective mental breakdown of the electorate that they simply have to keep clinging to that delusion or go completely insane. How do they admit that there entire political formula has outlasted its usefulness and they are just a bunch of archaic political failures.

    Trump is smart, honest, the most competent, capable President the US has seen since Ronald Reagan. His every success just underscores what a dismal failure Obama was and what a mess he left the economy and the country in over the last 8 years. Trump is using his phenomenal business acumen for the benefit of the US and it is more evident every day that a smart businessman is far better at running a country than any liberal career politician or community organizer.

    • deplorabledave

      “Trump is smart, honest, the most competent, capable President the US has seen since Ronald Reagan.”

      Amen brother.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I have never seen such a skilled politician.

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  • Cat-astrophe

    What I find offensive is the implication gingers are buffoons. This is the way gingers roll, it is cultural and he is now the worlds top ginger.
    From the amazing way he has handled the fake news onslaught to the creative way he has combined the border wall AND green energy, he is a ginger to be proud of.
    I’m ALMOST a ginger and I am proud of my big brother, the buffoon! (I can say that, as I KNOW it is like a ginger high five!)

  • canminuteman

    Because Trump detractors are deluded idiots?

    • Bla Bla

      They certainly fill the bill of projection alright… When everyone seems crazy and you are the only sane one, you might want to recheck that and seek help as soon as possible. Though it is fun watching them flush themselves down the proverbial toilet of life.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I think this Beatles classic best captures this phenomenon. The only difference is that Trump does show his feelings.