The Hundred-Day Hoax

Posted on April 29, 2017 by Robert Ringer


The ultimate in fake news is the media’s attempt to convince the public that Donald Trump is off to the worst start in presidential history. I was almost embarrassed for CNN Dinosaur David Gergen when I watched him say, in a clip on the Internet, “I actually think this may be the worst hundred days we’ve ever seen in a president.”

Really? The worst ever? That’s quite a statement, considering Trump has been wearing out everyone around him with his penchant for nonstop action. Even though I certainly have concerns about his liberal leanings and his often self-defeating behavior (such as making wild and unnecessary promises), I must admit that even I’m impressed with what he’s accomplished in a little over three months.

List after list of his accomplishments in his first 100 days are available on the Internet, but I’ll remind you of just a handful here:

Putting coal miners back to work … giving the green light to the Keystone and Dakota Pipelines … beginning the task of rolling back federal regulations … taking action to try to lay off thousands of federal employees … going after sanctuary cities … bringing about a seven-year low in illegal immigration … imposing new sanctions on Iran … becoming the first president to stand up to North Korea … destroying a big chunk of Syria’s air force with a surgical strike of 59 Tomahawk missiles … developing close relationships with many important world leaders, including King Abdullah of Jordan, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi  … laying the groundwork for a cordial relationship with China’s president Xi Jinping … and unquestionably being an inspirational force that led to the UK’s pulling out of the European Union.

All this in spite of the media’s undermining him on a daily basis on behalf of the Dirty Dems and the Ryan-led wing of his own party trying to obstruct him at every turn. But the real truth is that Trump’s presidency is already a huge success. In terms of actions that are good for the average American, he has done more in 100 days than George W. Bush did in eight years.

(For purposes of comparison, I used Bush rather than Barack Obama, because, other than making Wall Streeters wealthier, Obama never actually tried to accomplish anything positive for America. As he openly admitted from the outset of his fraudulent presidency, his goal was to do whatever he could to fundamentally change America, the corollary of which is to take actions that help destroy the United States as we once knew it.

It’s interesting that early in his presidency, none other than John F. Kennedy, who would not recognize today’s hijacked Democratic Party, said of his goals for America, “All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.”

With Kennedy’s words in mind, it’s obvious that 100 days is a meaningless marker. Take repealing and replacing Obamacare, for example. It’s no big deal that it didn’t happen in the first 100 days, because sooner or later a new healthcare bill will be passed (though the final product is not likely to satisfy freedom advocates like myself).

The same with the wall. For now, Paul Ryan & Company has managed to block it, but you can be sure that the wall will be built, in whole or in part, within a few years. Again, I doubt the final product will satisfy me, but Trump will build some kind of wall. From a political standpoint, however, what’s happened thus far should embarrass DT, because he did not need to say how quickly the wall would be built and certainly did not need to say that Mexico would pay for it.

In any event, I still believe that illegal immigration could be 100 percent halted overnight by (1) putting an end to the outrageous and illegal anchor-baby scam, (2) making it impossible for an employer to hire illegal aliens, and (3) cutting off every aspect of the welfare net (including medical care) for non-citizens. And, of course, increasing technology and manpower on the border, which Trump has already begun to do.

It never ceases to befuddle me as to why most Republicans cannot seem to grasp that they are now in complete control of the government and that if they really wanted to, they could get just about anything passed — by hook or by Reid-like crook. Did they not see the recent ABC/Washington Post poll that showed Trump would not only beat Horrible Hillary again, but beat her by three points in the popular vote?

What’s far more important than Trump’s first 100 days is what he does in the future. My guess is that he will do a boatload of things that are very different from what he promised when he was campaigning, but I believe he’ll do enough really good things — cut taxes, keep the pressure on illegal aliens, perhaps appoint another Gorsuch-like Supreme Court judge, unleash energy production, crush ISIS, etc. — to make America a far better place than it is today.

But the one thing he will not do is cut the deficit to any significant extent or reduce the national debt. The overriding reason for this is that two-thirds of the budget consists of entitlement spending, and no living politician would dare touch entitlements — i.e., if they want to continue living.

The real bottom line to America’s financial crisis is that everyone — even so-called freedom advocates — wants something from the government, and that equates to a permanent deficit and a permanent increase in the national debt.

Right now, using an ever-more inflated currency appears to be the only way Trump can pay for the things he needs to do to make America a better country than it is right now, so the continued devaluation of the U.S. dollar is assured — meaning print, Print, PRINT! As I have so often said, the U.S. will ultimately destroy itself with runaway inflation or by defaulting on its debt. I used to believe that the former was inevitable, but recently I’ve begun to believe that a negotiated default (mainly with China) is possible.

In other words, pragmatism might just prevail, especially with a dealmaker in the White House. It will be fascinating to watch how Trump goes about resolving America’s insoluble debt problem. One thing for sure is that he knows a lot about Chapter 11 bankruptcies.

In the meantime, Donald, happy 100 to you!

Robert Ringer

Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.

33 responses to “The Hundred-Day Hoax”

  1. Peter Guske says:

    Another great article Robert, pointing out the real problem: "The enemy within" and the media. Unfortunately, I always get this sqeemish feeling realizing "the enemy within" and the media are just a reflection of a much broader cultural change that began in the early in the early 1900s. Nevertheless I enjoy your renewed sense of optimism about the results of Daddy's policies. Lets hope and pray.

    • Jim Hallett says:

      You are right, Peter, the Cultural Marxists are in control of the culture, and have been since the evil "Progressives" and their ilk got the reins with Teddy R. in 1901. The media are just lying whores, so that is why they have to berate the Donald for the first 100 days, because they are well aware that he is making a difference, and it does not bode well for the Lunatic Left!

  2. Tim Woodyard says:

    Well written Robert!!!!!

  3. Noah says:

    Yes, the progressives from the early 1900's have had continued success, mostly through taking over education and misinforming youth instead of teaching them critical thinking skills and presenting them with the facts of the history of our Republic. I bet they don't even refer to it as a Republic anymore in school. They probably call it a Democracy, which it isn't.

    • Jim Hallett says:

      Democratic socialism is what the new buzz phrase is (right out of Bernie Sanders' playbook). These dumbed-down fools don't even know the difference between a republic and mob rule (which is all democracy means), and why the Founders wanted NO PART of democracy.

  4. larajf says:

    We have a lot of power-mad globalists who are well funded to fight. It's going to be a long battle. Thankfully, I have patience.

  5. Jon says:

    Every time I'm ready to throw-in the towel, I read another one of your articles which gives me another shot of hope for our way-of-life. I've already received what I'd hoped for in a Trump presidency: a Supreme Court judge that will stem the madcap rush towards oblivion via the so-called "Progressive" nonsense. At least it buys some time for our grandkids and great-grandkids to right-our-wrongs. That is IF we can stem the "war" tide that the neocons seem to so strongly advocate. A thermo-nuclear war tends to put such a damper on our future survival.

  6. Blemsta says:

    An interesting review. But, have a good look of these accomplishments once more:
    Putting coal miners back to work … giving the green light to the Keystone and Dakota Pipelines … beginning the task of rolling back federal regulations … taking action to try to lay off thousands of federal employees … going after sanctuary cities … bringing about a seven-year low in illegal immigration … imposing new sanctions on Iran … becoming the first president to stand up to North Korea … destroying a big chunk of Syria’s air force with a surgical strike of 59 Tomahawk missiles … developing close relationships with many important world leaders, including King Abdullah of Jordan, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi … laying the groundwork for a cordial relationship with China’s president Xi Jinping … and unquestionably being an inspirational force that led to the UK’s pulling out of the European Union."
    What good do you see there – long term good for America and for the planet and the world? From the environmental point of view, for example, it's again the cutting of a branch you're sitting on.

    • IHeartDagney says:

      The cultish environmental religion espouses "GAIA" over man's lives and activities. It also comes from a ridiculously stupid notion that people not in the cult want "dirty air, dirty water". What NONSENSE. Balance in everything, okay? The environmental movement made some sense in the 1970's and the changes and the awareness helped us all become aware of how to do things better and with environmental caution. BUSINESSES UNDERSTAND this!!! To assume they don't is ignorant.

      Awareness is fine. Stopping progress is not. The environmental movement was infiltrated and taken over by communists when the Soviet Union fell (1990-91). Now, it is hell-bent on destroying capitalism and THAT is it's SOLE mission. Because most of its followers are mostly arrogant "humanists" and are ignorant of and don't believe in things like standard religions and/or a higher power, they have turned environmentalism into a cult. As evidence that the "movement" it has gone over to the dark side, just look at how "environmentalists" and people who "say" they love nature and animals (more than people) advocate for "wind power" which had its uses BEFORE oil and electrical energy INNOVATIONS. Those lovely and HUGE metal blades chop up birds like nobody's business. But, the enviro-communists only see a reduction in man's progress (They DO have a religion! It's ME-ism sprinkled with Luddism) and POWER for them if they destroy what advances (and that would be oil and electricity) capitalism.

      Since "Climate Change" is petering out, they're starting to go after water now. Keep a sharp eye on all the lovely "Water Crisis" rhetoric. Especially here in California.

      Whatever leads, in the legacy media, bleeds COMMIE red. If you don't believe that, all I can say is "trust, but VERIFY".

      • Robert Ringer RJR says:

        You have made some really excellent points. Well said. Yes, it is a religion – a religion driven by mental illness.

        • IHeartDagney says:

          Thank you, Robert! Regarding the leftist religion, I said much the same thing on another site. It may have been overly harsh, but it is my true opinion of leftists in general. This is basically what I said……Unfortunately, the liberal thought process isn't based on logic and truth. It is only based on their feelings about themselves and how others see them. The liberals in power don't care about any of their stated "issues" either. They only care about the end result flogging these issues in conveying power to them.

          If anyone prominent on the right sincerely makes progress advocating against racism, it has no meaning for the left because it is known to originate from the premise of freedom for all. That is not what a liberal is about. They want freedom and power for themselves and themselves alone. Flogging the racism issue is only a means to that end. That is why racism can never be "cured".

          So, it is my layman's observation and opinion that liberalism is a mental disorder that must be studied and classified as such. Megalomaniacs, narcissists, and maybe even, if I may be so harsh, schizophrenics have nothing on liberals.

  7. IHeartDagney says:

    I believe that the debt and deficit can and will be reduced if Trump sticks by his "under budget and on time" guns. However, he is learning how different government is run from a business. He doesn't have the power to make the fiscally correct decisions because of the divided government. That is how it should be. The government was never actually meant to be able to DO much. It was supposed to be a bunch of people fighting all the time and doing LITTLE. Businesses don't survive doing little.

    The government is very much divided against him right now, too. We must help him by continuing to vote OUT office placeholders who are obstructing his agenda. I kind of think he's still learning the ropes on the differences and hasn't fully worked out how his "art of the deal" persuasion can be used with these people fearful of losing their governmental power over OUR money. He is a fast study, however. Hopefully he will persuade THEM and not the other way around.

  8. Rick G says:

    Excellent, very well-written and very well-thought out!

    I have a couple of points to elaborate on. First, the Democratic Party of today is totally unrecognizable compared to the Democratic Party of yesterdecades ago. The big turn of events occured in 1968 when the ultraleft, Radic-Libs I like to call them a la Spiro Agnew, hijacked the party at the 1968 Democratic Convention and thereafter, and took it away from the labor bosses and the working class and handed it to a small band of Communist noise making thugs.. And the status quo Democratic Party hated it and handed 1972 Democratic nominee George McGovern a resounding landslide defeat that year. Every Democratic thereafter running for president ran on a McGovern platform. Just read their platform and compare it to McGovern's. If the old vanguard Democrats, Kennedy, Truman, Johnson, Humphrey, Stevenson, et al., were to resurrect from the dead and come back today, they would not recognize the party.

    The next point I want to make is that no matter how many miracles President Trump would have performed during the first one hundred days, the results would be the same, a nonstop unrelenting barrage of attacks and criticism from the Radic-Libs. . That's the way it is now, that's the way it will be until President Trump's time is over. That's the nature of the beast.

    Another point to be made is, you can.count of the Republicans to blow their long-time opportunity to make needed fundamental changes in this country. The American people want it, but they won't get it. We will still have high taxes, high inflation, high unemployment, abortion, runaway welfare system, out of control spending, exploding debt, a weakened military and national defense, etc., etc., etc. You can take that to the bank right now. They have a golden opportunity to change every bit of this. They've talked endlessly about them for decades. But now when the rubber meets the road, they want to do what they do best, seat-warm. I for one, hope that President Trump does NOT get the trillions he wants in infrastructute money.. As the the old saying goes, as mentioned in RJR's masterpieces, "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it". Yes sir! How true, how true, how true! This crazy idea of mega-spending was put into action in the mid-sixties with Lyndon Baines Johnson's War on Poverty program, where millions and millions were poured into cities, only to end up.with money misused, "misplaced", and stolen. Most of that money is still unaccounted for to this day. The result? Nothing accomplished, a total failure! The American electorate wanted change in 2016, , but, sad to say, they probably won't get it. It will be more of the same old same-old. I get the feeling that our President is running around having a Republican ball and chain around his ankle.

    • patg2 says:

      I hate to say it, but in some ways the infrastructure has become hazardous to the American people and needs to be fixed. We hope Trump, with his efficiency at constructing things, can do it as inexpensively as possible. In the meantime, for what it's worth, he will put people to work, and they will pay taxes, to help fund it. But roads are a constitutional duty, and they desperately need to be fixed. We can talk about the viability of privatizing other infrastructure, but not that one.

    • Robert Ringer RJR says:

      Unfortunately, you are probably right about most of what you say. Republicans have an inferiority complex and live in fear of offending Democrats.

  9. texas wolfie says:

    Poor Taiwan, I believe they will be the bargaining chip in our negotiation to settle our debt with China.

    • Robert Ringer RJR says:

      That would be a shame. Taiwan deserves the same unconditional support that we now give to Israel.

      • Blank Reg says:

        I, for one, would like to stop all that “unconditional support for Israel”…I think it’s long past time that the tail stopped wagging the dog, and Israel learned to work without a net. Our Entangling Alliances in the mideast and elsewhere are going to be the end of us, and the 1st and even some of the 2nd generation Founders warned us against repeatedly.

        I was at the Trump event in Harrisburg last evening. He spoke much of future interventions in Syria, and not taking in refugees. Does his own daughter know he’s saying these things?

  10. patg2 says:

    Actually, there are ways to wean the country from "entitlement" spending. Put people back to work, as Trump's policies are doing. Cut down on the number in need. The thing that really angers me is that we were forced to pay into Social Security, instead of it being invested in a way that would actually grow a nest egg from which to draw, and as a result, we have to take it. But we PAID for it, unlike other entitlements. Social Security is the only true "entitlement" because the recipients were forced to pay for it. Congress needs to put back all the money it stole, over time. The other issue I don't see anyone addressing is the fact that giving people so many pharmaceutical drugs is the main reason health care is so expensive. Not only are the drugs themselves expensive, but they actually harm people, and this means they need more medical care just to stay even. But no one seems to see this problem. I also learned that a big part of the problem may be that so many drugs are ADULTERATED. They put substances in them that are harmful but said to be inert. But the bottom line is the pharmaceutical industry owns medical care, and people who favor capitalism don't seem to understand the difference between legitimate capitalism, and consumer fraud, the latter which is the modus operandi of pharmaceutical companies. The other huge albatross is the education system, so called. It indoctrinates children into liberalism and communism, and the funding source totally eviscerates any notion of private property, since if you don't pay the tax, they take your property without compensation. Trump is for school choice. If the nation will adopt a program like Arizona's (a scholarship to each student to the school of his parents' choice, funded by 100% tax credits), we can shut down the public school system in a few years, because parents will pull their children from the failing schools. This program actually saves Arizona money, because most schools don't cost as much as public schools. And when you're not throwing elderly people out into the street because they cannot afford property tax on Social Security, that will mean a huge budget cut in providing COSTLY public housing (usually in an institutional setting) for displaced seniors who otherwise could manage quite well on their own, thank you! Trump favors school choice. I don't see nearly as bleak a picture with the deficit and debt you do, and I sure hope I'm right. It will be a refreshing change. But if the government will recognize and support alternative healing, deal with the fraud in the medical industry, and start giving doctors a real education instead of the rote mechanism they get now, and do the other things I have mentioned, you'd be amazed at what we can do. Seriously.

  11. Robert Ringer RJR says:

    Your comments about drug companies and the medical industry are on target.

  12. Lana says:

    Is it too naïve to hope that if we could prove B.O. was not a natural citizen, therefore not entitled to run for office, everything he did in those 8 years would be null & void, If an attorney were proven not to be accepted by the bar, all his cases would be tossed. If a doctor was proven not to have a medical license, he would be in prison. Why have we given up on what we know to be a very real fact. That would make Reid & Pelosi co-conspirators and maybe they could all go home & count their money, leaving room for sane people to take their positions.

  13. Robert Ringer RJR says:

    Yes, it's probably wishful thinking – but, on the other hand, justice sometimes emerges long after the fact.

  14. Davis says:

    Robert, don't sell out your own ideals:

  15. Sean Baltz says:

    More great insight from the brilliant Mr. Ringer

  16. TN Ray says:

    The 3+ point plan to end illegal immigration is a beautiful example of common sense. If Republicans need to pass laws to implement those solutions, why not do it, and do it now? I know that Dirty Dimwitcrats think laws do not apply to them, but, at some point extreme law enforcement needs to occur. Riots and property destruction needs to stop, and, liberal fascists need to grow up and become law abiding or lose their government benefits.

  17. Phil says:

    Fascinating article, esp. re how US might avoid a traditional debt default. I do think people underestimate the degree to which sheer corruption drives the GOP away from Obamacare repeal, etc.

  18. Reality Seeker says:

    Basically, President Trump has slowed down some of the collectivist policies of the previous administration; however, that doesn't mean the final outcome of the American Empire has changed.

    As you pointed out, the national debt and entitlements shall remain and rapidly grow. Moreover, it'll be the entitlement mentality — the mental and moral illness that so thoroughly permeates the mentality of the ignorant masses — that finally collapses the American economy.

    Washington remains unrelenting it its quest for an evermore expanding welfare-warfare state. This spells doom. Because President Trump is NOT a free-market capitalist is the primary reason why his administration shall continue to build an empire and not a free market. The entire American economy is predicted on more government intervention, not less, and this interventionist policy is also the hallmark of President Trump's foreign policy. Really, Trump has no choice. As leader of an empire, Trump has to confront North Korea, Iran, Russia, China and every other enemy of Washington.

    It shall be the hubris and fatal conceit of Washington ( and Trump) that keeps America "on the road to serfdom" — and, perhaps, nuclear war.

    Buy gold. Buy silver. Dig a fallout shelter and stockpile it with food, water, medication​ and firearms. In short, prepare your own insurance plan and civil defense program. And have faith.

  19. Daniel says:

    "I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves; and the enemy was in us." ("Platoon" – Chris Taylor as he was airlifted out of the battle zone). Surviving in this country is so easy compared to other parts of the world and other times in human history; it's amazing to me that we fret about it as we do. The American Way was clear up until the mid '60s, when the leftists got a foothold with protesting the war in Vietnam, Great Society legislation, fiscal irresponsibility, judiciary quasi-legislation, et al. Since then our greatest failings as a country have been internal, as competing factions vie for attention and power, and If nothing in the country's direction changes, the momentum and trajectory belong to America-hating leftists. I doubt that a reversal is possible, but Donald Trump might be the best that one could hope for to impede the momentum and alter the trajectory. One can hope.

  20. LeeVanCleef says:

    Well – when the Arrogant Bigmouth brought up the First 100 days on multiple occasions while campaigning and after elected – OF COURSE he will be challenged on it.

  21. Marietta T McCarthy says:

    Truly enjoyed this article. Thank you! Whether we are for or against any President, I believe are greatest responsibility is to pray for them. I personally do not believe that we 'elect' Presidents. I believe they are 'selected.' The deep state is real, and we would be foolish to believe that any 'one' human being could uproot them. We need an 'act of God' to destroy these evil men and women who are bent on our destruction. I also believe that our nation is at a crossroads. The moral and spiritual decline is unimaginable! Again, we need an 'act of God' to turn this tide. God have mercy on us all. May He bring us to our knees in a state of repentance. God Bless America!

  22. Scott theczech says:

    While it is tempting to participate in the handouts of the collective, I have resisted this my entire life. I am one of those rare creatures who has never even had so much as an FHA insured loan. I urge all of my fellow Americans to resist the urge to accept benefits you did not pay for directly. This can go a long way in restoring fiscal integrity to the system at large.

  23. notting-hill says:

    Definitely a great post. All the details are in this post is awesome