It has been one year since President Trump ascended to the presidency. Despite relatively low approval ratings, however, the Huffington Post published an article recently titled, "Sadly, Trump is Winning." In this article, author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson argues that President Trump is making great strides in his campaign promises.
"This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to write and admit," he says, before adding, "Trump is winning."
"In the brief space of a week, he won a court fight to shove Mick Mulvaney to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mulvaney wasted no time in unhinging a spate of consumer protection rulings, regulations, and personnel hires made during the Obama years," he continues.
This also includes the various successes President Trump has had in nominating like-minded persons to the courts and successes in efforts to support the oil, gas, and coal industries.
But perhaps the most reflective of Trump's success has been the continued support of Roy Moore by GOP grassroots. At the time of writing this, it is unclear whether Roy Moore will be the newest Senator for Alabama. But polls indicate that he most likely will, despite being attacked by the establishment wing of the Republican Party and being subjected to hostile coverage by the mainstream media.
According to BBC, a Moore victory would represent a great prize for the anti-establishment Steve Bannon faction of the Republican Party.
Trump has totally transformed the GOP. Despite many party leaders speaking out against him, President Trump is the head of the GOP. Indeed, the party can rail against him all they want, but in the end, they need Trump to survive, since Republican voters overwhelmingly support him.
At the same time, Trump has been leading what CNN calls a "civil war raging in the Republican Party, between outsiders, populists and almost nihilistic forces represented by Trump and his former political guru Steve Bannon."
They continue, "If Moore wins, Trump will have made a point that he, and not McConnell, is most in touch with the Republican grassroots."
Second, Trump's devout base is still behind him. Although his support might be waning, the overwhelming majority of Republicans still back President Trump. And there are many reasons to believe that the party is moving farther to the right, away from the moderate, movement conservatism of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnel, and closer to the hard-right populism of Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and Roy Moore.
According to CNN, "A Moore victory would embolden Trump, as well as Bannon, as they seek primary candidates in the President's outsider image to challenge establishment GOP favorites next year."
In recent news, President Trump just responded to a Democratic Senator calling for his resignation.