RUSH: From PJ Media: "Under Trump, America May Be its Strongest Since the End of World War II." Now, this story is especially poignant, and it is especially timely. The establishment of the current world order -- and I don't mean this in a conspiratorial sense. There is a world order, and it is operated and maintained by what you would consider to be the worldwide establishment. Call it deep state, administrative state, whatever you want. It exists.
McCain even referred to it frequently when Trump was running for the presidency. McCain ran around saying, "Why in the world would we want to blow up this order that we established after World War II?" Because this order that we established subordinated the United States to a bunch of inferior nations on the basis that a singular, powerful superpower like the United States destabilized the world. Americans thinking that is preposterous.
Trump has indeed blown it up. He went to Davos. He went to Davos two years ago, and he told the people -- all of these billionaires and industrialists and capitalists. He told 'em what was gonna happen. He told them that he was going to reshape the world order. He's done it. He's got a good start on it. He didn't go to Davos last year because of the government shutdown, but he's gonna go to Davos today, may already be there. He's speaking to them tomorrow, and he's gonna tell them what's coming next.
And this is an article that explains it. Ask yourself this: "America May Be its Strongest Since the End of World War II." There's been a lot of time since the end of World War II, and the United States has been a superpower for all of that time. How can it be? I'm not doubting the assertion. I believe it. How can it be that the United States is today its strongest since the end of World War II? Why not the boom eighties? Why not the Clinton boom nineties, they said? Why now?
There is a specific answer to this that relates straight to Donald Trump and his view of the United States and its place in the world. By any measure -- economic gains, economic strength, economic power, jobs, you name it -- it is absolutely true. And it has been achieved in three years. So what happened in all of the years prior? I want to delve into this, because I think it's a very important point for as many people as possible to understand. 'Cause like I said in the first hour, the idea that America is not the good guys and that there are prominent Americans -- primarily Democrats.
But there are a lot of them who think America is the problem in the world, and the problem stems from our size. It stems from our power, both military and economic -- and that we're not the good guys? That is just so foreign to me. As much good as we do for the world, as much good as we do for ourselves -- and we have no competitor in increasing the standard of living, life expectancy, economic prosperity, reduction in poverty. There's no nation even close, and yet this is seen as a problem by a lot of people. And it irks Trump, it's always bothered him, and it's one of the things that he is attempting to reverse.