The partisan puppets in DC said it would take a great businessman like Donald Trump to straighten out the government.
Trump's supporters believed he'd restore the failing coal industry and bring car manufacturers swarming back from their overseas factories. Jobs would pop up across the country like poppies in Flanders Field.
Trump was going to "Drain the Swamp" in Washington DC.
Trump even promised to restore Christmas.
Two years later and this is America's reality:
* The US national debt stood at $21.974 trillion at the end of 2018, more than $2 trillion higher than when President Donald Trump took office, according to numbers released Thursday by the Treasury Department.
As a candidate, Trump promised to "get rid of" the national debt, telling the Washington Post in 2016 that he could make the US debt-free."
As for Trump's business acumen let's start with the stupid tariffs he leveled despite advise from experts. The bad things that the stock market worried about are happening.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 600 points, or 2.6 percent, Thursday morning, while losses in the Nasdaq 100 spiraled toward 3 percent.
Businesses don’t want to spend because we potentially are going into a recession, according to money market gurus.
And the reason for all of the above? Those tariffs coupled with withering consumer confidence due to the chaos in the White House. American's worst fears about Trump are proving to be true.
He's isolated the US from the international community. He's been cozying up to murderous dictators and princes while rejecting our traditional allies. He's attacked every branch of the government and has repeatedly violated the Constitution with draconian executive actions.
Finally, Trump contributed to the holiday by shutting the government down before Christmas, putting 800,000 federal workers out of a job. That's his way of Making Christmas Great Again.
The good news?
Americans have awakened to the threat of Trump and his serial corruption. The new majority of Democrats in the House are going to hold Trump to account.
The clock is ticking...
Time for me to walk on down the road...