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Let’s give credit where credit is due.
Trump’s accomplishments—I’ll give a few—
should be mentioned today,
so to those who naysay,
let me offer a positive view.

Now the jobless rate’s pleasingly low:
January nineteen---4-point-0.
Our economy’s good,
and improving. All should
see we’ve risen above status quo.

College grads hit the jackpot last year,
for the job market stats made them cheer.
In his plans he’s not slack.
He’s brought many jobs back
and helped generate companies here.

Though new tax laws won’t help everyone,
they’ll help millions. When all’s said and done,
there’s been no perfect law
and no man without flaw
in the White House—nor under the sun!*

February 2, 2019, entered in Anthony Slausin's President Trump
Poetry Contest

Stanza 2: (U.S. Dept.of Labor Report, Feb. 2, 2019)

Stanza 3: (May 17, 2018)
       (Jan. 10, 2017, Martin Walsh article   
                says Ford, U.S. Steel, and others agreed to bring over one million 
                jobs back the U.S.)
Stanza 4: *nor under the sun—except Jesus

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 2/7/2019 11:28:00 AM
Hi Janice, Best for a win - Trump was voted in after all! Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/7/2019 8:19:00 PM
Thanks so much, Jennifer! Janice
Date: 2/5/2019 3:06:00 PM
very well metered limericks these are. I think I see a top winner here!!! (I am not sure he has really affected any of the good stuff. I feel like we would have been the same no matter what. thank god nothing horrible has happened yet at least!!)
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Date: 2/5/2019 5:14:00 PM
Thanks so much, Andrea! I worked hard on this one! I think good economy and low unemployment rates ARE "good stuff." I was careful to choose topics over which there was the LEAST uncertainty. I don't like his mouth and his personality. I consider him to be his own worst enemy, but he has made improvements in our country. Again--THANK you for the great compliment to my poem!! :-) Janice
Date: 2/3/2019 9:11:00 PM
Hi Janice, You did your homework with this well written piece.You met the requirements and so much more, this is such a positive write. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/3/2019 10:41:00 PM
Thanks so much, Alexis. I REALLY worked on this one. There's been so much disagreement about what he has and has not done, so I was selective! Janice
Date: 2/3/2019 9:39:00 AM
He is still an idiot though lol... You did a good poem on his behalf..
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/3/2019 12:51:00 PM
Thanks , S.O. Janice