President Trump marks exactly one year in office on January 20, 2018. Who could have imagined one year ago that he would have had such a successful first year. At the end of this commentary is a list of 81 Trump accomplishments so far.
Democrats thought that Trump would be impeached by now or would have resigned in disgrace or would be hiding from the media and talking to the walls. But then again Democrats thought that Hillary Clinton was going to be president too.
Let’s face it – Trump is one of the most revolutionary leaders ever. He appears to be on track to transforming not only the US but the world.
First and foremost president Trump has inspired great new confidence in America and in the economy. Even before he took office he showed what a real leader can do with the Carrier deal that he negotiated shortly after his election.
Today the Trump tax bill – which never would have happened without the president’s leadership – already is spurring unprecedented new optimism and investment in the economy and will continue to do so for many years to come, even decades.
This comes after Democrats and the media told us for the last 20 years that America is finished, that our best days are behind us. Who could forget Obama saying that Trump could not just wave a “magic wand” and bring jobs back.
No, Trump implemented wise conservative policies that Hussein Obama and the Democrat party oppose every step of the way.
Here is just one example of success out of hundreds: Apple has announced that it is going to bring back $250 BILLION in assets to the US, and give $2,500 bonuses to every US employee as a result of the Trump tax bill. Apple also plans to create 20,000 new US jobs and invest $350 BILLION over the next decade.
Thank you president Trump…
Now the Trump tax cut bill is spurring talk about similar actions all over the world. This will lead to a much more vibrant global economy with increased opportunities for hundreds of millions of people.
Trump’s tough stance on immigration is also taking effect. Look at this from SFGate.com
U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.
Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, declined to comment Tuesday on plans for the operation.
The campaign, centered in the Bay Area, could happen within weeks, and is expected to become the biggest enforcement action of its kind under President Trump, said the source, who requested anonymity because the plans have not been made public.
Trump has expressed frustration that sanctuary laws — which seek to protect immigrants and persuade them not to live in the shadows by restricting cooperation between local and federal authorities — get in the way of his goal of tightening immigration.
The operation would go after people who have been identified as targets for deportation, including those who have been served with final deportation orders and those with criminal histories, the source said. The number could tick up if officers come across other undocumented immigrants in the course of their actions and make what are known as collateral arrests.
Now the mayor of Oakland, California Libby Schaaf said that she would gladly go to jail if the Trump administration goes through with plans to arrest ‘sanctuary city’ politicians.
Good. See you behind bars, mayor. And when you lose your job and your precious little government pension, don’t say that you weren’t warned…
Just look at how many political candidates all over the world are being referred to as ‘the Donald Trump of Austria’ or ‘the Donald Trump of Canada’. When ever have we seen this type of global influence from an American president, and in his first year in office!?
Never. Trump is unique, and he is exuding confidence and authority despite suffering from TMH (total media hatred).
When Trump first announced his candidacy in June 2015 he was mocked and dismissed all the way up until election day 2016. But Trump always warned in so many words and in so many ways that he should be taken seriously.
His enemies have thrown every imaginable insult and accusation at the president and every one has failed. In fact his enemies themselves are falling left and right.
The president even had a 47% approval rating before Christmas 2017 in a Rasmussen poll, which is the most accurate poll of the last 20 years. This rating was higher than virtually all world leaders at the same date. Yet Obama had the same 47% with Rasmussen after his first year in office after the media had given Obama years of endless positive coverage.
The only major failure of Trump’s first year was not his fault; the Republicans in Congress failed to repeal Obamacare. They should be ashamed.
On the other hand Trump has rolled back mountains of regulations, including nonsensical ‘green’ regulations. It is important to remember that these are regulations and not laws and so can be repealed by the president without any action by the Congress since they were not created by an act of Congress.
He is expanding oil and natural gas production and pipeline construction across the country to create a US energy juggernaut that will stop a small cabal of Middle Eastern producers from controlling world energy prices.
Look at this from Reuters about our free-market energy production which Trump has always supported and will continue to do so, along with expanded drilling opportunities all over energy-rich America:
Surging … production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day – toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.
And this new record, expected within days, likely won’t last long. The U.S. government forecasts that the nation’s production will climb to 11 million barrels a day by late 2019, a level that would rival Russia, the world’s top producer.
The economic and political impacts of soaring U.S. output are breathtaking, cutting the nation’s oil imports by a fifth over a decade, providing high-paying jobs in rural communities and lowering consumer prices for domestic gasoline by 37 percent from a 2008 peak.
Fears of dire energy shortages that gripped the country in the 1970s have been replaced by a presidential policy of global “energy dominance.”
In other words Americans are seeing real results from this president in just the first 365 days, with much more to come over the next 7 years. Nikitas3.com already has predicted repeatedly that Trump will be re-elected in 2020. And coming from someone who predicted that Trump would be elected president as far back as 2011, you should take my prediction seriously.
The president is admired for being willing to go out and fight for what he believes in. When he called out the football players for kneeling for the National Anthem he put himself at the front and center of a parade of tens of millions of Americans who are fed up with the NFL.
President Trump has been bold on foreign policy. He obliterated ISIS in Syria and Iraq using relentless US military bombardments, just as he promised that he would do. This action ended terrorist wars in Syria and Iraq which convulsed those nations for 6 years under Obama’s do-nothing pro-muslim policies.
Trump threatened North Korea with military destruction and North Korea now is backing off of its threatening rhetoric and actions and cooperating with South Korea. No surprise there.
He has moved the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, something which US presidents have talked about for decades but never done.
Most importantly he has survived the most vicious media onslaught in the history of the world. And by surviving it he is coming out stronger than ever. This all is doing a huge boomerang on the liberals.
When the Russia investigation finally comes up officially empty Trump’s popularity will spike by 10 points since this probe was specifically designed to hurt the president.
And let us never forget how much class and beauty first lady Melania Trump has brought to the White House. She is truly The Most Glamorous Woman in the World. There never has been and never again will be anyone quite like her.
Meanwhile the president’s children and grandchildren are role models for all families. Who could forget granddaughter Arabella singing traditional songs in mandarin Chinese at the age of 6. How smart.
Nikitas3.com could go on and on. Instead here is the official list from the White House of president Trump’s achievements in his first year in office. And this list does not even include January 2018:
Jobs and the economy
• Passage of the tax reform bill … repealing the Obamacare mandate.
• Increase of the GDP above 3 percent.
• Creation of 1.7 million new jobs, cutting unemployment to 4.1 percent.
• Saw the Dow Jones reach record highs.
• A rebound in economic confidence to a 17-year high.
• A new executive order to boost apprenticeships.
• A move to boost computer sciences in Education Department programs.
• Prioritizing women-owned businesses for some $500 million in SBA loans.
Killing job-stifling regulations
• Signed an Executive Order demanding that two regulations be killed for every new one creates. He beat that big and cut 16 rules and regulations for every one created, saving $8.1 billion.
• Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.
• Withdrew from the Obama-era Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of environmental regulations.
• Signed an Executive Order cutting the time for infrastructure permit approvals.
• Eliminated an Obama rule on streams that Trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry.
• Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
• Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.
• Worked to bring companies back to the U.S., and companies like Toyota, Mazda, Broadcom Limited, and Foxconn announced plans to open U.S. plants.
• Worked to promote the sale of U.S products abroad.
• Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws, especially those that involve national security, a priority.
• Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.
Boosting U.S. energy dominance
• The Department of Interior, which has led the way in cutting regulations, opened plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling.
• Trump traveled the world to promote the sale and use of U.S. energy.
• Expanded energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline snubbed by Obama.
• Ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
• EPA is reconsidering Obama rules on methane emissions.
Protecting the U.S. homeland
• Laid out new principles for reforming immigration and put hardliners in charge of his program.
• Made progress to build the border wall with Mexico.
• Ended the Obama-era “catch and release” of illegal immigrants.
• Boosted the arrests of illegals inside the U.S.
• Doubled the number of counties participating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement charged with deporting illegals.
• Removed 36 percent more criminal gang members than in fiscal 2016.
• Started the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.
• Ditto for other amnesty programs like Deferred Action for Parents of Americans.
• Cracking down on some 300 sanctuary cities that defy ICE but still get federal dollars.
• Added some 100 new immigration judges.
• Justice announced grants of $98 million to fund 802 new cops.
• Justice worked with Central American nations to arrest and charge 4,000 MS-13 members.
• Homeland rounded up nearly 800 MS-13 members, an 83 percent one-year increase.
• Signed three executive orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations.
• Attorney General Jeff Sessions created new National Public Safety Partnership, a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crimes.
• Trump has nominated 73 federal judges and won his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
• Ordered ethical standards including a lobbying ban.
• Called for a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch.
• Ordered an overhaul to modernize the digital government.
• Called for a full audit of the Pentagon and its spending.
• First, the president declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency on opioids.
• His Council of Economic Advisors played a role in determining that overdoses are underreported by as much as 24 percent.
• The Department of Health and Human Services laid out a new five-point strategy to fight the crisis.
• Justice announced it was scheduling fentanyl substances as a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act.
• Justice started a fraud crackdown, arresting more than 400.
• The administration added $500 million to fight the crisis.
• On National Drug Take Back Day, the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 456 tons.
• In his first week, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that blocks some $9 billion in foreign aid being used for abortions.
• Worked with Congress on a bill overturning an Obama regulation that blocked states from defunding abortion providers.
• Published guidance to block Obamacare money from supporting abortion.
• Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
• Signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.
• Signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, to provide support.
• Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
• Created a VA hotline.
• Had the VA launch an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
• With VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, announced three initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using telehealth technology.
Promoting peace through strength
• Directed the rebuilding of the military and ordered a new national strategy and nuclear posture review.
• Worked to increase defense spending.
• Empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative and win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.
• Directed the revival of the National Space Council to develop space war strategies.
• Elevated U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
• Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which Trump saw as a threat to borders.
• Imposed a travel ban on nations that lack border and anti-terrorism security.
• Saw ISIS lose virtually all of its territory.
• Pushed for strong action against global outlaw North Korea and its development of nuclear weapons.
• Announced a new Afghanistan strategy that strengthens support for U.S. forces at war with terrorism.
• NATO increased support for the war in Afghanistan.
• Approved a new Iran strategy plan focused on neutralizing the country’s influence in the region.
• Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase used in a chemical weapons attack.
• Prevented subsequent chemical attacks by announcing a plan to detect them better and warned of future strikes if they were used.
• Ordered new sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela.
Restoring confidence in and respect for America
• Trump won the release of Americans held abroad, often using his personal relationships with world leaders.
• Made good on a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
• Conducted a historic 12-day trip through Asia, winning new cooperative deals. On the trip, he attended three regional summits to promote American interests.
• He traveled to the Middle East and Europe to build new relationships with leaders.
• Traveled to Poland for the annual. G-20 meeting where he pushed again for funding of women entrepreneurs.
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