The odds are certainly stacked against the president, but, you know, they were last time around, too.
I remember in 2016 being on a five p.m. election night call with our Fox News decision desk, and they’d gone through all the exit polling and they told us it was very clear it was gonna be an early night. Hillary Clinton, they said, would have it all wrapped up by 8 pm. That’s what they told us. And they were going by their exit polls, you know. We thought we might actually be done programming by 9:00 p.m. on Fox Business. Yeah, right. I mean, I believe we finish sometime around 3:00 a.m. And guess what? Donald J. Trump was named the forty-fifth president of the United States.
It was pretty amazing because it was really an example of how the American people are middle class, which has been so short-changed by the elites on both sides, could come fighting back with their votes and change the course of history. The question is, will it happen again?
It could. It very well could. And I say this for economic reasons. And I also say this because people are not truthful in polls. I mean, they can’t be. So, first of all, consider the Gallup poll that was just out.
I think people were pretty honest in this one. It was an innocuous enough question, you know, are you better off than you are or were four years ago? And overwhelmingly, more than half the country said, yes, we’re better off now than we were four years ago. And that’s a tribute to Trump’s economic policies because, under this administration, we have seen the return of 500000 manufacturing jobs. And importantly, we’ve seen wages for those manufacturing jobs grow. Median income up to six point eight percent between 2016 and 2019, compared to a decline in median income during the Obama Biden years.
So the stock market as well has bounced back from the lows that we saw in March. And we’ve got all these makings here of a really good economy. You know, if the government could just get out of the way and let everybody reopen and the people know this, and so they’re sick and tired of the media just jumping all over them over and over again and dumping all over the president.
I mean, there’s this guy who was once a popular news anchor on cable TV, Keith Olbermann, who came out saying, and I’m going to quote for you. Trump supporters must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society. And then he referred to them as maggots. Lovely.
I mean, you see, this is what everyday Americans are up against. This is what they’re seeing. And it’s a day in and day out. And so, of course, they can’t speak truthfully with pollsters. I mean, this is why, you know, they live in fear of getting canceled. This cancel culture, you lose your job, right, for wearing a make America great. Had it work, you know. And this guy saying what he said and that Trump supporters must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society.
That’s tolerated. That’s OK.
But anybody who says gee, I think the president’s doing a pretty good job and our economy really shows it, they need to be removed from society. Something is really, really wrong. And this is why Donald Trump could do it again. And boy, would it be fun to watch the media squirm. Wouldn’t it? All right. Coming up, everyone, the governor of Michigan doesn’t have quite the extraordinary powers that she assumed she had. The Supreme Court, a Michigan ruling against the governor, again ending her over 19 executive orders.