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Ben Shapiro is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, a radio host on KTTH 770 Seattle and KRLA 870 Los Angeles, Editor-in-Chief of, and Senior Editor-at-Large of Breitbart News. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans . His latest book, The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration, was released in June, 2014. He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.

Do most Americans believe that Donald Trump is a vicious racist, an illegitimate president who must be treated with scorn and disdain? Of course not. Yet the left continues to double down on fiction instead of banking on fact.

We can all cheer news that more companies want to invest in the United States. But we should not fall prey to the misconception that the president ought to act as a benevolent economic dictator, bestowing favor upon all those who please him.

A society that thinks itself kind while treating mental illness as "letting your freak flag fly" and all the while silently snickering at the supposed freaks is a cruel society indeed.

Obama came into office amidst grand promises to restore America's place in the world. Unless our place is the outhouse, he's failed.