The Israel-UAE Deal Proves That President Trump’s Foreign Policy is Working

The White House – August 20, 2020

“President Trump has so far been a remarkably successful foreign-policy president. His success lies in his ability to identify America’s national interest clearly and pursue it without regard to outdated ideological investments,” Daniel McCarthy writes in The American Conservative.
 
From China to Iran to the new Middle East deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, “Donald Trump can succeed where the others fail because he is transactional, not ideological, and he looks out for the American interest—which is peace through stability—rather than trying to bring about peace through perfection.”  
 
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“More than 1,000 arrests have been made in major metropolitan cities since the Department of Justice launched Operation Legend in July,” Danielle Wallace reports. “Operation Legend is the heart of the federal government’s response to this upturn in violent crime,” Attorney General William Barr said. Read more in Fox News.

“Catholic churches across the country have been open for up to four months since shelter-in-place orders were lifted . . . The Good News: for Catholic churches following [CDC] guidelines, no outbreaks of COVID-19 have been linked to church attendance,” doctors Paul Cieslak, Timothy Flanigan, and Thomas McGovern write in RealClearScience.

“Millions of Californians have lost power in recent days amid a brutal heat wave, and state regulators warn of more outages in the days and perhaps years to come. Welcome to California’s green new normal . . . California’s Independent System Operator (Caiso) has been warning for years that the state’s increasing dependence on intermittent renewables, especially solar, is making it harder to ensure reliable power,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

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Trump warns: ‘We’ll Protect America’s Suburbs’

The White House – August 17, 2020
“The crime and chaos in Democrat-run cities have gotten so bad that liberals are even getting out of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Rather than rethink their destructive policies, the left wants to make sure there is no escape,” President Trump and Housing & Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson write in The Wall Street Journal.
 
“A once-unthinkable agenda, a relentless push for more high-density housing in single-family residential neighborhoods, has become the mainstream goal of the left.”
 
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“President Trump warned New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday night that the federal government would act if his office fails to get a grip on the ongoing increase of violent crime in the city . . . [This weekend,] at least five people died in shootings across the city in at least 30 shootings,” Edmund DeMarche reports for Fox News.

“On Thursday, President Trump closed a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates . . . The agreement would not have been possible without the leadership of a president who refuses to do things the same old way just because ‘that’s how it has always been done,'” Senior Advisor Jared Kushner writes in The Washington Post.

This April, the Trump Administration “launched a historic counternarcotics operation to target drug traffickers and disrupt the flow of illicit drugs to the United States. The narco-traffickers targeted include members of the illegitimate, thuggish regime of Nicolás Maduro and the Cartel de los Soles (‘Cartel of the Suns’) in Venezuela,” National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien writes in the New York Post.

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Israel-UAE Agreement Shows Trump’s Middle East Policy Succeeding

The White House – August 15, 2020
FIVE STORIES PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN’T WANT YOU TO MISS
-Fox News
“Thursday’s announcement of a ‘historic peace agreement’ between Israel and the United Arab Emirates—the first deal to normalize relations between Israel and an Arab nation brokered by the U.S. in over a quarter-century—is more evidence that President Trump is the first president in a long time to get U.S. Middle East policy more right than wrong,” writes James Jay Carafano, a foreign policy expert at the Heritage Foundation.
 
🎬 WATCH: President Trump announces Israel-UAE deal in Oval Office
Governors Can’t Use Coronavirus to Indefinitely Declare a State of Emergency
-The Federalist
“In a moment of national panic, Americans permitted their state and local executives to take power—to declare states of emergency and to implement lockdowns—and now those executives won’t give that power back,” Molly McCann writes. “Our current quandary is that governors are using COVID as an excuse to extend their authority indefinitely.”
Trump Is Giving Schools Tools to Reopen, and They Must Do So for Children’s Sake
-Washington Examiner
“For our children’s sake, we must reopen schools for in-person learning. President Trump’s new ‘Kids First’ plan will help enable school districts to do just that,” Kevin Roberts writes. Leading voices, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, “are coming together in agreement: These indefinite school closures are hurting our children.”
 
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It’s Time to Hire American
-RealClearPolicy
“President Trump recently suspended the entry of some guest workers into the United States. And he ordered federal officials to stop issuing green cards for the rest of the year, with limited exceptions. These are bold first steps towards halting the massive, harmful influx of foreign labor into the United States”—especially important to get more Americans back to work as we reopen from the pandemic, Marie Larson writes.
Now There’s No Denying It: Obama’s FBI Spied On Trump… Period
Townhall
News broke today that former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith is expected to plead guilty to falsifying documents as part of the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016. “If you are conducting surveillance that is not authorized and, in fact, you lied to get the authorization . . . You are spying,” Larry O’Connor writes.
 
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BREAKING: Trump Announces ‘Historic Peace Agreement’ Between Israel, UAE

The White House – August 13, 2020
President Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed—Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates—spoke this morning and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, Brooke Singman reports for Fox News.
 
“Everybody said this would be impossible,” President Trump said from the Oval Office. “This is a truly historic moment. Not since the Israel-Jordan peace treaty was signed more than 25 years ago has so much progress been made towards peace in the Middle East.”
 
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“In 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which established Opportunity Zones to incentivize long-term investments in low-income communities nationwide . . . These new investments will lift approximately one million Americans from poverty, decreasing the poverty rate in Opportunity Zones by 11 percent,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson writes in The News-Press.
“Sick kids and their families cowered in fear inside a Chicago Ronald McDonald House as looters smashed the front door while trying to get inside this week . . . At least 13 cops were injured in violent clashes with looters, with 100 arrests. It started amid reports that a teen had been shot by cops, although police later said it was a 20-year-old man who had first fired at officers as he fled arrest,” Lee Brown reports in the New York Post.
Children with special needs “are going backwards” amid school closures and continuing lockdowns, said Fox News’ Rachel Campos-Duffy, who has a daughter with special needs. More than seven million of these students receive the bulk of support services at school—and when “schools are shut down, services are shut down.” Read more in Fox News.
 
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