President Trump has had a difficult time draining the swamp, but I must give him accolades for how much he has accomplished thus far. I won’t put the long list here, but suffice to say he’s been more productive in one year than any other President in American history. And, Trump did this the hard way — with much of Congress against him, the entire mainstream media lying about him (except for Breitbart and Fox), with Robert Mueller playing gotcha, as George Soros and Barack Obama scheme to get him removed from office. Despite all that, President Trump has done far more than I had dreamed possible. But, then, this man is not a quitter. You won’t see him back down. In fact, he has streamlined his office and taken a disciplined approach to getting his agenda items accomplished. Oh yes, and he plans to streamline the bloated federal government, too. Just watch him.

The biggest roadblock to Trump’s success has been in the Senate. Yes Virginia, there is a Swamp and Trump is draining it day by day. The RINO’s will be purged.  Most of the republicans against Trump are considered “moderates” — and some are republican in name only — RINO’s. Breitbart’s Steve Bannon along with a large crowd of Trump supporters (growing in number day by day) will target midterm elections in 2018. If we can get a few more real republicans elected, President Trump will no longer have a deep state blockade taking place and his agenda can move forward. Then the issues of repealing the Affordable Care Act (such a misnomer), and real immigration reform will finally come to fruition. Like many of you who support President Trump, I am champing at the bit to get these things set straight. However, I am extremely patient. I will wait and watch and learn and pray. I will continue to contact my representatives in congress. I want Trump to make America great again. He’s just getting warmed up. You haven’t seen anything yet.

I’m hopeful and heartened by President Trump’s recent Asia visit. It was not only the longest presidential Asian trip in history, but possibly the most successful. Time will tell. For all his bluster, he’s truly a quiet commander-in-chief. The cards are kept close to his vest.

I marvel every day at this man heading our country. He’s a citizen—one of us—not a career politician. I wish his detractors would remember he’s a human being—a husband, a father, a grandfather, a businessman. Trump’s the head of a movement afoot in America—one many have never witnessed before. Call it Populism or Nationalism — but I call it good old-fashioned love of country. Americans want to feel pride in America once again. President Donald J. Trump brings us back to what America was intended to be — a government of the people, for the people, by the people. Something beautiful is happening here, fellow Americans, and it’s thrilling to be a part of it.

Let’s not forget—President Trump is Citizen Trump. He came to the presidency as a private citizen. He never sat in the senate; he didn’t serve on the Ways and Means Committee—he’s on a learning curve as to how the sausage is made. We need to be patient and understanding as he weaves and bobs his way through each day—like a boxer dodging the next punch. Because the punches are coming at him quickly—and from those he thought were his friends at first. He learns at the speed of light, however. Once he gets the lay of the land—watch out. He will forge ahead and accomplish more than you can imagine.

This is new—having a citizen in the Oval Office. For as long as I can remember—it’s always been a politician with lots of experience—sometimes the wrong kind. We need to ask ourselves, do we want regular citizens to run for president? Are we comfortable with a doctor, a business owner, an average American, running the country? I, for one, find it refreshing. Citizen Trump has been thrust into the most difficult on-the-job training in the world—and he’s succeeding!

I’d be remiss in this article if I didn’t mention the temper tantrums and outrageous rants from the left. Okay, I get the day of screaming, the frustration. That’s how I felt when Obama was in office. However, you’re taking it to a new level of low. Talking about Trump’s complexion, his hair, how bombastic he is, how “unpresidential”—all those things are personality-related. Okay. I get it. You don’t think he’s good-looking. You don’t like his personality. But, to make fun of his family? His wife? His children? If that’s where the left wants to stay—in the gutter, I consider it ineffective. But, hey—if it makes the other side feel good for the moment, go ahead and call him all the names you want. Just remember, this isn’t kindergarten. I’m rubber—you’re glue, that doesn’t work in journalism, ladies and gentlemen. And, while I’m at it—whatever happened to real journalism?

So, I’ll raise the conversation to a higher level. As a fellow American citizen, let me say this to our Commander-in-Chief, and I hope he reads this message—

I am proud of all you have accomplished, President Trump. I am thankful we have you as our President—at this time—right now, in history. I believe you are President of the United States of America for a reason. Your values and kindness are evident to me as I watch you every day. Your good heart shines through. I am well aware of the swamp, and I know you are the man to drain it.

There are millions of good, patriotic, Trump supporters out here cheering for you!

God bless you, President Trump.

Independent author, Ava Armstrong, writes thrillers and romance – yes, she dares to combine the two; such a renegade! After more than a decade in corporate America with a four-billion dollar company, Armstrong decided to focus on her true love: writing literature that could be read by the average human being.

Ava describes herself as a Constitutional Conservative, and sleeps with a loaded Smith and Wesson revolver. She has one child, whom she loves, and her collection of firearms, which she loves slightly less, and a special affinity for Glocks and tactical shotguns. Her favorite things are the smell of molten metal at the shooting range, motor oil that drips from vintage 1940’s Indian motorcycles, and the scent of sandalwood soap. You’d have to read her novels to understand that more deeply.

Who are the heroes in Ava’s novels? Everyday men and women who do extraordinary things. Veterans, policemen, farmers, hard-working middle-class folks, all striving and struggling to make the world a better place. From homeless vets to women living quiet lives of desperation, Armstrong transports readers to a small town, writing complex characters and stories that often stir strong emotion.