"The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
~ President Ronald Reagan
Reagan's speeches were f*king brilliant. He had his heart in the right place. Unfortunately, he also had to deal with massive resistance from the entrenched bureaucrats and politicians and their media allies.
A lot of people blame him for not achieving everything one might have hoped for or outright claim that he was being dishonest. Clearly, they don't understand how government works.
President Trump was confronted with the same issues.
But rather than complain, it is better to analyze and understand how they succeeded where they did and why they failed on other issues...