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The “Big List” of Trump’s Accomplishments

I ran across a fairly comprehensive list of the accomplishments of President Donald J. Trump. As of now, there are 175 total accomplishments that Trump has achieved. And most of these will never be mentioned in the fake news media because they are interested in tearing down this president.

Click here for the big list.

If you don’t know the truth, you would think all Donald Trump has done is collude with Russia. These 175 accomplishments show Trump is on a dizzying pace to fix America and make us great once again.

Some of my favorites. Oldest to newest.

Regulatory reform: Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order mandating that for every new regulation, two regulations must be revoked. In practice, the administration has exceeded that mark, rescinding or delaying more than 860 regulations, or 16 regulations for every new one implemented.

Immigration: Trump expanded deportation priorities, signing an executive order in January that includes people who “have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense,” which could include anyone who entered the country illegally, leading to a significant increase in arrests.

Regulatory reform: Trump set up task forces in every agency to remove “job killing regulations” and increase “economic opportunity.” The Trump administration is on track to finish the first phase of its regulatory reform program with $645 million in net annual regulatory savings, according to an analysis by the American Action Forum. By comparison, during President Obama’s years in office, more than 22,700 regulations were imposed on Americans at a cost to American consumers, businesses and workers of more than $120 billion each year. AAF called Trump’s order reducing regulation and controlling regulatory costs “one of the most significant developments in regulatory policy in decades,” noting it was the first time in U.S. history that the executive branch has established a regulatory budget.
Manufacturing regulations: Trump signed an executive order in January reducing regulations on manufacturers.

Homeland security: Trump signed an executive order in January banning people from seven countries regarded by the Obama administration as havens for terrorism from entering the U.S. for 90 days and blocked all refugees for 120 days while the administration assessed its security process. After legal challenges, the administration issued a revised order in March, and in June the U.S. Supreme Court decided a version of the ban could go into effect until the court addresses its constitutionality in October.

Trans Pacific Partnership: Trump signed an executive order in January removing the U.S. from the international pact, which critics charged was a monumental compromise to American sovereignty and would take millions of jobs away from American workers.

Second Amendment: President Trump signed a bill into law in February repealing an Obama-era Social Security Administration rule adding mental disability determinations to the background check registry. The Obama regulation potentially allowed the denial of Second Amendment rights to many competent, mentally healthy citizens.

School bathrooms: Trump, in February, reversed Obama’s executive order requiring public schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their preferred “gender identity.”

Finance reform: The administration ordered review of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law in February while urging Congress to remove the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s authority to supervise banks and financial companies, returning that power to other federal and state regulators.
Economy: U.S. homebuilder confidence rose to its strongest level in nearly 12 years, as strength in the jobs market and improving wages bolstered demand for homes.

Education: In April, Trump signed an executive order requiring Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to review department regulations with the intent of returning power to the states and local governments.

Islamic jihad: Under the increased autonomy Trump gave the Defense Department, the U.S. dealt a heavy blow to ISIS in Afghanistan in April, dropping a GBU-43B – known as MOAB or the “Mother Of All bombs” – the largest non-nuclear bomb in existence, on a complex of ISIS tunnels. At least 94 ISIS fighters were killed, including four commanders, and tunnels and weapon stockpiles were destroyed.

Immigration: In the first 100 days of the Trump administration, arrests and deportations of criminal aliens such as MS-13 members were up 38 percent compared with the last year of the Obama administration. ICE conducted a crackdown on the gangs that resulted in the arrests of nearly 1,400 people. The Trump administration also cooperated with Central American countries to combat MS-13 recruitment in the region. An estimated 6,000 MS-13 gang members were arrested during the president’s first five months.

Made in the USA: President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order in April, prioritizing the interests of American businesses and workers. “Buy American” protects American industry from unfair competition by targeting the abusive use of waivers and exceptions to laws on the books. Trump’s “Hire American” effort calls for the reform of visa programs, ensuring that they no longer displace American workers, while fully enforcing laws governing the entry of foreign workers.

Offshore oil drilling: In April, Trump signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling and reissue a leasing program to develop offshore resources. The order reversed Obama’s December ban on drilling in the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic Ocean.

U.S. Supreme Court: Keeping a major campaign promise, President Trump nominated to the highest court a strict constructionist and originalist in the mold of Antonin Scalia, Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as an associate justice in April. In his first term, in June, Gorsuch voted in every case with the justice generally regarded as the most conservative, Clarence Thomas. The conservative Committee for Justice said in a report that Gorsuch’s early performance says a lot about both what he will be like as a Supreme Court justice “and what the president can be counted on to do as more high court vacancies occur. Conservatives hoping for a solid conservative majority on the court in the near future had good reason to cheer.”

Housing: The U.S. Census Bureau found housing sales recently have doubled compared to the same period under President Obama. The annualized housing sales rate for May 2017 was 610,000, compared to just 376,000 in 2009. New home prices hit a record high in May, according to the Commerce Department. In 2011, houses for sale were on the market an average 84 days. This year, it’s just 45 days.

Paris Climate Accord: Trump, in June, pulled the U.S. out of the global agreement, which, according to a study by NERA Consulting, could have cost the United States economy nearly $3 trillion. According to the same study, by 2040, 6.5 million industrial sector jobs could have been lost, including 3.1 million manufacturing sector jobs.

Property rights: Trump issued an executive order in June to begin the process of rescinding the 2015 Waters of the United States rule, which has been used to expand federal control over private land. Under the Obama administration, the broadly crafted rule was applied to “navigable waters” such as man-made ditches and water that accumulated after heavy rain.

Oil pipelines: Trump approved the Dakota Access Pipeline project and the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, which are expected to create more than 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in earnings. The Dakota Access Pipeline, which is transporting 500,000 barrels of oil a day, has reinvigorated the North Dakota economy. In June, Trump approved production of the New Burgos Pipeline to Mexico.

Inflation: The rate decreased to an eight-month low in June to 1.6 percent.

Islamic jihad: After months of heavy fighting, Iraqi coalition forces finally pushed ISIS fighters out of Mosul in early July. The U.S. is also supporting efforts to rid the Philippines of ISIS cells.

Oil drilling on federal lands: In July, Trump signed an order boosting oil and gas development on federal lands.

Unemployment: The jobless rate decreased from 4.8 percent to 4.4 percent from January through June 2017. In contrast, during the first six months of 2009, Obama’s first year in office, the rate increased from 7.8 percent to 9.5 percent.

Gross Domestic Product: GDP in the second quarter of the year increased by 2.6 percent, more than doubling the first quarter performance.

Welfare reform: In August, more than 1.1 million fewer Americans were on food stamps under President Trump, compared to the Obama administration.

Infrastructure: The Trump administration aims to dramatically reduce permitting time for projects from 10 years to two years, spurring investment and job creation.

U.S. manufacturing: During Trump’s first six months, the manufacturing index was the highest it had been since 1983 under President Reagan. The National Association of Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey showed the highest two-quarter average, of 91.4 percent, for manufacturing optimism in the survey’s 20-year history. The Institute for Supply Management reported its June barometer of manufacturing rose to 57.8, the fastest pace in three years.

Job growth: While the new administration certainly can’t take all of the credit – and the government itself doesn’t create jobs – employers make hiring decisions based on the long-term economic outlook, and the president has a great deal to do with that. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nearly 1.3 million new jobs were created during Trump’s first 200 days. Meanwhile, Obama, in his first six months, saw the loss of more than 4.1 million jobs in his first 200 days. The bureau said 6,000 construction jobs were added in July for a total of 82,000 since January. In addition, 16,000 manufacturing jobs were added in July, a total of 70,000 since January. The labor-force participation rate increased to 62.9 percent in July. In June, there were 6 million job openings in the U.S., one of the highest levels recorded.

United Nations: In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump told the global body in September, “I put America first and you should do the same with your nations.” In the speech, he also explicitly denounced socialism and communism, pointing to Venezuela as an example of what happens when socialism is successfully implemented.

Climate: In September, Trump shut down a climate-change advisory panel under the direction of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that critics have contended was formed largely to promote President Obama’s climate policies, arguing it lacked representation from “those who think the empirical evidence points to human actions contributing little to global warming and that attempting to reduce it would slow the conquest of poverty around the world.” The EPA also has decided not to renew the appointments of dozens of scientists on various scientific advisory panels.

Lower courts: Trump is filling up lower courts with lifetime appointees. In the estimation of Democratic official Ron Klain, a “massive transformation is underway in how our fundamental rights are defined by the federal judiciary.” Klain, lamenting Trump’s moves, said the president “is proving wildly successful in one respect: naming youthful conservative nominees to the federal bench in record-setting numbers.” On Sept. 28, Trump announced an eighth wave of judicial candidates, with nine more names.

Religious liberty: The Trump administration expanded religious and moral exemptions for mandated contraceptive coverage under Obamacare. Obama’s signature legislation required that nearly all insurance plans cover abortion-inducing drugs and contraception, forcing citizens to violate sincerely held religious or moral beliefs, pay steep fines, or forgo offering or obtaining health insurance entirely. The interim final rules note that the United States “has a long history of providing conscience protections in the regulation of health care entities and individuals with objections based on religious beliefs and moral convictions.” The rule aligns with the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling protecting the Little Sisters of the Poor, which says the government cannot fine religious groups for following their faith.

United Nations: The United States is quitting the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, announced the move will be made before the end of the year “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.”

Obamacare: Trump signed an executive order Oct. 12 that directs three federal agencies to rewrite regulations to encourage the establishment of cheaper health plans that can be purchased across state lines and are not bound by certain Obamacare rules and regulations. The directive would allow small-business owners, trade groups and others to join together to purchase health insurance. The plans would not be required to include benefits such as prescription drugs. Trump also wants to expand the sale of stopgap policies that don’t cover pre-existing conditions, mental health services and other costly benefits.

Mining: Mining increased 28.6 percent in the second quarter and was the leading contributor to growth for the nation and in the three fastest-growing states of North Dakota, Wyoming and Texas, according to the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Health care: The Senate tax-reform bill passed Dec. 1 eliminates Obamacare’s individual mandate, the linchpin of Obama’s government-controlled health-care system, which penalizes taxpayers for choosing not to buy health insurance.

Tax reform: Propelled by the engagement of President Trump, the Senate on Dec. 1 passed the biggest rewrite of the nation’s tax system since 1986, reducing rates for businesses and individuals. The Republican-led House passed a similar bill in November. The two chambers of Congress will negotiate a reconciliation of the two bills that they expect to put on the president’s desk before the end of the year.

Israel: While the previous three U.S. presidents promised during their election campaigns to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Trump on Dec. 6 became the first to follow through. In his official order, Trump also ordered the U.S. Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded: “President Donald Trump, thank you for today’s historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Jewish people and the Jewish state will be forever grateful.”

Regulatory reform: President Trump announced Dec. 14 his administration has far exceeded its promise to eliminate regulations at a 2:1 ratio and impose no lifetime net regulatory costs. In total, agencies issued 67 deregulatory actions while imposing only three new regulatory actions, a ratio of 22:1. Federal agencies also achieved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings, the equivalent of $570 million per year.

ISIS: Three years ago, ISIS had made substantial progress achieving its stated goal of a caliphate, boasting tens of thousands of fighters and territorial control over an area roughly the size of South Korea. But now, under President Trump’s leadership of U.S. Armed Forces, ISIS has collapsed in its Syria stronghold and in Iraq. As Northeastern Professor Max Abrahms and CATO Institute Director John Glaser note in a Los Angeles Times op-ed, a former foreign fighter recently admitted, “It’s over: there is no more Daesh left,” using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.
Climate: President Trump on Dec. 18 removed climate change from the global threats listed in his National Security Strategy, reversing an Obama administration decision. Obama, in the most recent strategy document, declared climate change an “urgent and growing threat to our national security.”

United Nations: The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, announced days after the U.N. General Assembly condemned the U.S. for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital that Washington negotiated a $285 million cut in the global body’s “bloated” budget for next year. Prior to the Dec. 21 U.N. vote, Haley warned that the U.S. “will remember this day” when “once again, we are called up to make the world’s largest contribution to the U.N., and we will remember it when many countries come calling on us to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”

EPA reform: More than 700 people have left the Environmental Protection Agency since Trump took office, nearly a quarter of the way toward its goal of shrinking the agency to Reagan-administration levels.

Jobs: The unemployment rate for black Americans dropped to an all-time low in December, to 6.8 percent. The previously monthly low was 7.4 percent in 2000. The government has been tracking unemployment by race since 1972. The overall unemployment rate is just 4.1 percent.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

9 Responses to “The “Big List” of Trump’s Accomplishments”

  1. Borders, Language, Culture says:

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  2. Bob Shannon

    Tom & readers,

    Excellent summary of what can be done in a year when one has 1. Correct can do attitude 2. Private sector business experience gained from the school of hard knocks Trump comes from. 3 As Reagan used to say, surround yourself with the best people, and then get the hell out of their way 4. Don’t be distracted by the naysayers or critics who have never built or run a damn thing in their lives.

    When you hear the silliness on health care or gasoline costs for example you know you are listening to very simplistic arguments , void of economic rational or an ignorance of how free markets actually work. Gasoline and Diesel costs have increased because global economic growth is driving up demand, drawing down supplies and in time additional exploration /supply brings prices back down.

    Health Insurance losses are a bit more complicated when one considers the foolish approach advocated in almost childlike terms….all we have to do is let the healthy pay for the losses incurred by the unhealthy, it is a grand display of how little knowledge some have , displayed by the simplistic remedies they advocate.

    When government sets artificial caps on premiums, telling the Insurance industry what they can charges, and to whom they may charge it, when you can wait until you are deathly ill to sign up for health insurance, when the government orders insurance companies as to what they will have to cover (via mandates) you have a modern state welfare system, but not an insurance pool that will work.

    Thanks Tom for enlightening all of us with this very intelligent dissection , we all know the usual suspects will come out of the woodwork with their tired old talking points that they read off some DNC distributed card

    We change one mind at a time, at least those in the spectrum of having an open mind and willing to listen to reason & facts. My training years ago taught me in politics you have Saints–Sinners–Savables. You already have the Saints, you know you will never have the Sinners, so you focus your time & energy on the Savables.

    Bob Shannon King William

    • GeneThePopulist says:

      Bob, you’re become just another limbaughistic, republican based propaganda, comedy writer. A good little limbaugh/trump solider. Next November what the voters do to the corruption based republican party will not be comedy then, anymore than it was this past November.

      Say or write, tell all the trump lies you want, you cannot stop what “we” the voters are going to do on November 6, 2018. I will be at the King William HS bright and early on that day, “pissing in your Corn Flakes” by voting “D” from top to bottom.


  3. Cate B. says:

    The real Gene Lefty is Back.

    • GeneThePopulist says:

      Never left. My message is the same as it was 15 years ago. My only message is one of reveling corruption in government. Corruption fueled by Wall St. and special interest money. All legal, of course. So says SCOTUS.

      The real power is SCOTUS, with Wall St. Jews running their rackets in a close 2nd place. SCOTUS, being made up of corrupt Catholics and Jews. Just who represents protestants on SCOTUS? Are not the gays being more than well represented on SCOTUS? Why do I not have representation on SCOTUS?

  4. Gene The Populist says:

    Todays “real news” headlines;

    Extra, extra, read all about it! Trump’s false economy closes 63 Sam’s Clubs after passage of the tax cuts for the rich scam, Extra, extra, read all about it, about 11,000 real people loose jobs due to Trump false economy after tax scam bill! Extra, extra.

    My Laburnum Ave. store is one being shuttered by Trump’s false economy. And now I will have to drive to the west end to buy frozen fish not pissed on by communist China. The gas sign at Kroger’s, $2.799 for diesel.

    Extra, extra, Putin says Trump lost this round in fight with N Korea! Trump has his ass kicked by 33 year old third world dictator, Kim Jung Un! Extra, Extra, read all about it!

    Bob, Tom, limbaugh,…….This is only the beginning of what we will wake up to under corruption.

    • Tom White says:

      Gene, your Trump Derangement Syndrome is working overtime. You probably need to go back and read the financial sites to explain this to you.

      Sam’s has built too many stores so they were competing with each other. They didn’t mention it, but competition from places like BJ’s is hurting them. Also, the clubs they are closing are competing with Wal-marts in the same area. White Oak has a Wal-mart on 9 Mile Road and one in Mechanicsville that are competing with Sam’s. Not to mention BJ’s in Mechanicsville.

      But the real reason is the online rapid delivery market. Of the 60 stores closing, 12 will be turned into regional online centers. Sam’s club understands the marketplace. Amazon is delivering food and groceries all over the country, many with free delivery.

      Up to 12 of the closed stores could be converted to e-commerce facilities, the spokesperson said, with the first conversion already planned for a location in Memphis, Tennessee. The efforts come as the retailer is investing in its online capabilities.

      The marketplace is changing. Has changed. Instead of being so gleeful about people losing their jobs, you need to understand that many of them will be retained or rehired to run the regional e-commerce facilities.

      The stock is up today. If this were somehow a failing company, that would not be the case. They are simply refocusing their business model and will eventually be a more solid company. The new Trump Tax plan allow companies to buy new equipment and expense it in the year purchased. Even with the tax cut Sam’s was not in a position to be competitive. Now they have Wal-mart and healthier Sam’s clubs as well as the e-commerce in the works to compete in the future.

      Smart move by Sam’s and for the future health of the Wal-mart portfolio. Soon you will be able to have their fish delivered to your door – same day.

      This is not a negative thing. It is a very positive one. And when they start converting the dozen or so stores to e-commerce, they will need conveyors, computers, delivery drivers, warehouse workers, mechanics, IT people, and the list goes on. Out with the old, in with the new. Profits will go through the roof and the net number of employees will rise with better wages and benefits.

      Plus, those out of a job have loads of opportunity to fill one of the new jobs at the other companies that are hiring.

      Thank you President Trump!
      Tom White recently posted…IT’S OUT! It’s FINALLY OUT! Del. Rasoul’s Visionary Bill Establishing a Statewide Public Defender System!My Profile

      • GeneThePopulist says:

        My comment is based entirely on actual facts. Your comment is based on $imbaughistic ideology, emotion, hope, possibilities, corporate damage control statements, conjecture, corruption, etc.. In other words, the corrupt and the unknown.

        I place my beliefs politically and otherwise in the religion of “the right vs. the wrong”. You, on the other hand, have apparently chosen to follow and be consumed by the religion of the “right vs. the left”. Both right and left long ago having been consumed by corruption.

        I take no glee in anyone losing their job. Just what qualifies you to arm chair quarterback a billion dollar corporation? These stores didn’t see any need to close under Obama. The stock market casino does whatever the Wall St. Jews who control it want it to do.

        This is only the beginning of the Trump crash.


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