NY-22 Minute: Tenney on Trump- "Most Succcessful Presidency in Modern History" By Luke Perry

NY-22 Minute: Tenney on Trump- "Most Succcessful Presidency in Modern History" By Luke Perry

Representative Claudia Tenney praised Donald Trump and the Trump presidency this morning on Talk of the Town WUTQ in Utica. (full interview here)

The comments came after co-host Rocco LaDuca asked if President Trump was going to visit the Mohawk Valley. (5:00 mark) “He talks about it every time he sees me,” Tenney replied, “‘I’m coming there. We’re gonna be there for ya.” Tenney said she is working on having both President Trump and Melania Trump visit.

 Photo by Doug Mills/New York Times

Photo by Doug Mills/New York Times

Co-host Mark Wolber asked the First Lady visit the show if she comes to town. “I’d love to have the president walk in on your show to be honest,” Tenney said. “He’s a lot of fun” and “really listens.” (6:37 mark)

People can say all they want. And certainly I get frustrated with his Twitter and some of this other stuff too. And I cringe at some of the things he says, but boy, when you talk about promises made and promise kept. This president has the courage to follow through and say ‘I’m going to do this,’ and he does it. Where so many other presidents in the past said ‘I’m going to do it’ and they don’t.
— Claudia Tenney

Wolber commented that Trump couldn’t be so successful in business and be a billionaire if he didn’t know what he was doing and have a good idea how to accomplish things. Tenney agreed.

Whether people like it or not, this is probably the most successful presidency in modern history as far as what we’ve accomplished.
— Claudia Tenney

The "modern presidency" is typically understood as beginning with Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt revolutionized the office and presided over the most significant expansion of presidential power.

Tenney’s first term in Congress has mirrored Trump in policy, strategy, and style. “I think Heritage," Tenney explained, "or one of these groups came up and said that over 60 percent of his agenda has been accomplished in a year and half, less than a year and a half. That’s amazing. That’s just amazing.”

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Political Scientists concluded earlier this year that President Trump ranked last in “presidential greatness” among all presidents. Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Franklin Roosevelt were atop the list.

The 170 scholars who participated in the study were from the “Presidents and Executive Politics Section” of the American Political Science Association, the premier professional organization in the field.

 

 

 

Luke Perry (@PolSciLukePerry) is Chair and Professor of Government at Utica College. 

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