//Trump’s Accomplishments

Trump’s Accomplishments

President Trump Accomplishments as of August 2018:

  1. Nominated Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed
  2. Nominated Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who is about to be confirmed
  3. 113,000 illegal immigrant arrests, 90 percent convicted of additional crimes, 52,169 expelled
  4. Illegal immigration down 70 percent
  5. Signed comprehensive tax change bill containing most of the changes he proposed, including 21 percent business income tax, reduced personal income tax rate, and doubling of child tax credit
  6. S. stock markets at highest in history
  7. Cutting two regulations for each new one created (cutting regulations that were suffocating small businesses and reduced business uncertainty associated with new regulations)
  8. Reviewed all trade agreements to ensure they reflect “America First”
  9. Adopted a resolute policy on Afghanistan
  10. Designated North Korea as a state-sponsor of terrorism
  11. Participated in executive summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, emphasizing denuclearization
  12. Conducting top-level negotiations with Chinese “president” Xi Jinping
  13. Implemented tariffs on Chinese goods and tightened control on Chinese stealing of U.S. intellectual property
  14. Held “mini” summit with Russian “president” Vladimir Putin
  15. Withdrew from TPP
  16. American companies now expanding rather than shipping jobs overseas
  17. Announced sanctions targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
  18. Appointed a Transportation Secretary who is modernizing air traffic control
  19. Appointed an Education Secretary who is correcting abuses of Title IX
  20. Appointed an EPA administrator who has rescinded over 30 regulations
  21. Appointed an FDA director who is facilitating generic drug competition
  22. Appointed new VA director
  23. Allowed VA to terminate bad employees per Whistleblowers Act
  24. Denied a new building for FBI
  25. Approved Veterans Choice program, giving veterans option to seek care from other providers when VA non-responsive
  26. Appointed an Interior Secretary to improve forest management and expand users of public lands
  27. Approved the Keystone pipeline
  28. Created commission on child trafficking
  29. Created commission on voter fraud
  30. Called for international support of Iranian protesters
  31. Canceled school lunch program that failed to force children to eat unpopular foods
  32. Constructed test models of the border fence
  33. Convinced Japan and South Korea to increase defense spending
  34. Convinced NATO members to honor minimum financial commitments, boosting contribution by 4.3 percent
  35. Cut $600 million from UN peacekeeping budget
  36. Saved $700 million by renegotiating F-35 contract
  37. Saved $22 million by reducing White House payroll
  38. Treasury Department reported $182 million surplus (2nd largest in history)
  39. Reversed Dodd-Frank (relief to community/local banks and credit unions)
  40. Decertified Iranian nuclear treaty and sent it to Senate as constitutionally required
  41. Eliminated prohibition on interstate health insurance sales
  42. Ended abuses of the student loan forgiveness program
  43. Ended forced provision of contraception by Catholic nunneries
  44. Ended requirement for state funding of Planned Parenthood
  45. Ended research into Y2K preparedness
  46. Ended rule requiring employers to report pay data by gender and race
  47. Expanded school-choice efforts
  48. FCC has begun to dismantle unnecessary Internet “Neutrality” regulations
  49. Foreign firms building plants and creating jobs in the U.S.
  50. Improved rules of engagement for military in combat situations
  51. Initiated resistance “sue and settle” tactics against EPA
  52. Initiated sanctions on Venezuelan dictatorship
  53. Introduced regulatory budgeting requiring agencies to rescind two rules to issue a new one
  54. ISIS bombing ramped up from about 20 to 500 or more airstrikes per week
  55. ISIS ground campaign intensified; Raqqa captured, its fighters surrendering in large numbers
  56. Issued a National Security Strategy
  57. President Trump signed legislation to provide $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019.
  58. Leveraged U.S. contribution to UN budget to force 5 percent budget cut and reduce staffs
  59. NLRB reversed rule making indirect employee control sufficient to be “joint employees”
  60. Nominated more than 100 judges, 41 confirmed, none yet denied
  61. Nominated a new Federal Reserve Chief who was confirmed
  62. Obtained release of Aya Hijazi after 3 years in Egyptian prison
  63. Obtained release of Caitlan Coleman and husband from Haqqani
  64. Obtained release of UCLA basketball players from China
  65. Negotiated release of six U.S. humanitarian workers held captive in Egypt
  66. Signed Executive Order to promote U.S. energy independence and economic growth
  67. Raised awareness of and launched aggressive attack on Opioid addictions
  68. Recognized Jerusalem as Israeli capital and moved U.S. embassy there
  69. Reduced excess size of two national parks in Utah
  70. Reduced permanent staff in all Cabinet agencies except VA, HS, and Interior
  71. Reduced White House staff by 110
  72. Repealed Affordable Care Act mandate included in tax change bill
  73. Obtained increased funding for missile defense in face of North Korean and Iranian threats.
  74. Rescinded (temporarily) the Jones Act, facilitating speedier emergency shipments to Puerto Rico
  75. Rescinded 2015 Waters of the United States rule
  76. Rescinded ban on drilling in the Arctic and coastal areas
  77. Rescinded coal mining ban on public lands
  78. Rescinded criminalization of accidental killing of migratory birds
  79. Rescinded Cuban cash give-away
  80. Rescinded the “Clean Power Plan”
  81. Rescinded threat to pull funds from schools that prohibit transgenders picking their bathrooms
  82. Rescinded Title IX “guidance letter” on sexual harassment
  83. Restored policy barring federal funding of abortions overseas
  84. Restoring military capability in the face of personnel shortages and equipment failures
  85. Revamped U.S. space program, including establishing U.S. Space Corps.
  86. Revised rules for screening potential terrorist tourists
  87. Sanctioned Venezuela for human rights violations
  88. Signed 74 legislative bills (13 reversing executive orders of Obama Administration) and 23 joint resolutions into law
  89. Signed legislation opening Arctic Natural Wildlife Reserve [ANWR] to oil drilling
  90. Signed legislation to expedite firing of incompetent VA officials
  91. Supreme Court upheld travel ban on selected travelers
  92. Taking steps to control the rogue Consumer Finance Protection Agency
  93. Targeted MS13 gang members for priority deportation
  94. Increased U.S. energy production (coal, oil, and gas)
  95. Reduced ISIS to 2 percent of Area it controlled in 2016
  96. Dropped MOAB on ISIS/Al Queda stronghold.
  97. Delivered 59 cruise missiles on Syria in response to gassing its own citizens
  98. Reduced unemployment to 3.9 percent
  99. Averaging more than 200,000 jobs created monthly (3,000,000 total jobs created)
  100. Executive order prioritizing workforce development and job training
  101. Increased workforce participation to more than 63 percent
  102. Mortgage applications for new homes rose to 7-year high
  103. Consumer confidence highest since 2000
  104. Withdrew from Paris Climate Accord
  105. Withdrew from UNESCO
  106. Reached trade agreement in principle with Mexico as replacement for NAFTA.
  107. Reached agreement with European Union to import U.S. natural gas
  108. Reduced food stamp claims by more than 3 million
  109. Refused his presidential paychecks (donated to charitable causes)

Generalizing, under President Trump we’re seeing a wide-ranging reduction of regulatory overreach and restoration of the separation of powers elements in a coherent policy aimed at making the US the dominant center for investment globally.  Perhaps of greatest distress to the Democrats, he has done so by turning the Alinsky playbook against the left which had thought of it as exclusively its own.

The National Security Policy concentrates on two areas: In the Near East, it focuses on Iran and drops the long-moribund Israeli-Palestinian negotiations until the latter become more realistic, less violent, and more dependable in keeping agreements in favor of the quietly emerging alliance of several Arab states with Israel.  In the Far East, it seeks increased cooperation with Australia, India, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam in efforts to halt Chinese imperialism in the South China Sea and stop Korean nuclearization.

Overall, like it or not, Mr. Trump has enacted many of his campaign promises and is working to implement others.