How many should be counted as Trump Administration accomplishments?

How many should be counted as accomplishments?

  1. Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
  2. More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  3. We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
  4. Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
  5. Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
  6. New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
  7. Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  8. African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  9. Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
  10. Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  11. Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
  12. Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
  13. Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma
  14. Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
  15. Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
  16. The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
  17. 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—highest ever.
  18. Retail sales surged last month, up another 6% over last year.
  19. Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion dollars poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
  20. As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  21. Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  22. Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
  23. Opened ANWR & Approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
  24. Record number of regulations eliminated.
  25. Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
  26. Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
  27. My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
  28. Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.e reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs–saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
  29. Signed Right-To-Try Legislation.
  30. Secured $6 billion dollars in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  31. We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16% during my first year in office.
  32. Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  33. Increased our coal exports by 60%; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
  34. United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
  35. Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
  36. Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
  37. Secured record $700 billion dollars in military funding; $716 billion next year.
  38. NATO allies are spending $69 billion dollars more on defense since 2016.
  39. Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the armed forces.
  40. Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
  41. Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch; Nominated Judge Brett Kavanagh.
  42. Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
  43. Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
  44. Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
  45. Issued executive order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
  46. Concluded an historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada are underway as we speak.
  47. Reached a breakthrough agreement with the EU to increase U.S. exports.
  48. Imposed tariffs on foreign Steel & Aluminum to protect our national security.
  49. Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
  50. Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion dollars this year.
  51. Improved vetting & screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
  52. We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/list-white-house-touts-53-accomplishments-woodward-ignored

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18 Responses to How many should be counted as Trump Administration accomplishments?

  1. whungerford says:

    How many should be counted as Trump Administration accomplishments? By my count, none.

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  2. Carol says:

    None sounds about right.

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  3. Rynstone says:

    None ……None …. !!! Now that is just being intellectually dishonest. That is showing Trump Derangement symptoms.

    We can only imagine how bad things would be had Hillary Clinton won the Presidency.
    The Washington DC swamp would be worse than ever.

    All of the illegal aliens (illegal immigrants) would most likely now be US citizens. There would also now be many more registered Democrat voters.

    We would also have many more US Troops in the Middle East and Africa and most likely have to re-institute the military draft as very few would volunteer for the military under a Hillary Clinton Presidency.

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  4. Rynstone says:

    This may be an enlightening video for many Progressives.

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  5. josephurban says:

    The most damaging to our nation and our children and grandchildren is # 24. The deregulation of environmental protections will lead to an increase in mental and physical disabilities, massive future clean up costs and much higher health care costs over time. The one reason that the GOP Congress is supporting this clearly unqualified POTUS is because he is giving the fossil fuel industry every opportunity to pass on the long term costs of pollution to the tax payer. The attack on clean air, clean water, pesticide free food, women’s health care, etc. are the long term effects of the Trump/McConnell presidency

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  6. whungerford says:

    I think Joseph’s comment might be generalized–many of the acclalmed accomplishments, #24 for example, have a dark side.

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  7. whungerford says:

    Rynstone, it is hard to imagine how the Washington, D. C. swamp could be worse than it is.

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  8. whungerford says:

    Rynstone, can you point to one that you see as a credit to the Trump Administration?

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  9. Rynstone says:

    Joe, do you heat your home with solar & wind? How do you get around ? Walk, ride a bicycle and/or a horse?

    Name some regulation that were currently in-place and currently being enforced that the Trumpster rolled back.

    I only see future regulations being rolled back.

    I am all for solar, wind and hydro in addition to new technology natural gas, oil & clean coal (with latest technology scrubbers) and new technology nuclear.

    If we stopped using fossil fuels & nuclear we would lose over 90% of our electricity and over 98 % of transportation
    https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

    All of my progressive friends and aqquaintences use far more energy than I do. They talk the talk but do not come close to walking the walk. First class hypocrites./ Perfect big government pretend environmentalist Democrat voters!

    I use passive solar to heat my home when the weather cooperates.

    I burn wood from naturally fallen trees for supplemental heat. I use fuel oil during the day and electricity during the evening when needed. I only use fuel oil and electricity to heat my home to 60º F and do not use any air conditioning. Not because I am worried about pollution, but because I am frugal.

    I grow a large portion of my veggies from June to November and save enough winter squash & garlic to get me thru the winter months.
    I compost all bio-degradable waste. I am not on a polluting public sewer system.

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  10. whungerford says:

    “Name some regulation that were currently in-place and currently being enforced that the Trumpster rolled back.” Easy:
    Automotive emissions.
    Coal power plant emissions.

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  11. josephurban says:

    Ryn. If you want to stick to one issue I will be glad to have a discussion. You point out that you use oil and wood for heating. As it happens, so do I. You grow many of your own veggies. So do I.You compost. So do I. So, in our habits, we are quite similar.

    Now, on the issue of fossil fuels vs. renewable energy resources. As I see it, there are two fundamental differences between the 2. First, fossil fuels are limited in availability. All the fossils fuels that have ever been created are already in the ground. Every time a fossil fuel is taken from the earth that fuel is gone forever. So, fossil fuel production is over. No more fossil fuels will ever be created in the lifetime of the human race.

    Renewable resources, on the other hand are,of course, renewable. So, when you and I burn wood (although it is polluting) we are not depleting the resource. The sun shines every day. So, once again, capturing the energy of the sun today does not deplete the resource. the wind blows every day, so the same applies As it does to hydroelectric power generated by moving water (as in the Niagara area, for example).

    A second difference between fossil fuels and non-fossil fuels is this. Fossil fuels are polluting. They put pollutants in the air and/or water. These pollutants are dangerous to human beings. On the other hand, renewable resources of air, wind and water (not wood) do not pollute the environment in any way.

    So, as we look to the future does it not make sense to encourage and invest in the non-polluting technologies as opposed to fossil fuel technologies? The long term costs are certainly much less with non-polluting energy sources since there are no increase health care costs and increased environmental clean up costs. As you probably know, the fossil fuel industry has been heavily subsidized by the government in the form of tax breaks and increased taxpayer costs for environmental damage.

    A final point to consider. You say you are in favor of “clean coal”. You may want to reconsider that. I think if you do some research you will find that “clean coal” is a misnomer. It was a nice name created by the coal industry to hide the real effects of coal production and use as an energy source. It only refers to trying to make coal less polluting than it already is. Even the “clean coal” is far more polluting. For example:

    “Critics note that “clean coal” is a misleading term for any of these techniques. Even a coal power plant that emits fewer pollutants is still a far dirtier way to produce electricity than a natural gas, nuclear, wind or solar plant. In 2014, the Clean Air Task Force estimated that particle pollution from power plants, mainly coal, led to 7,500 premature deaths each year, although that number has been going down over time because of environmental regulations and the retirement of older coal plants in the face of cheap natural gas.”

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  12. whungerford says:

    When I worked for an electric utility decades ago, we were very aware of ash pollution. The neighbors didn’t like it but had little recourse, the employees didn’t like it so the company installed a car wash in the employee parking lot, the engineers didn’t like it because it fouled the insulators around the plant which needed to be washed regularly. We were less aware of other pollutants which were dispersed from tall chimneys to float over the border to Canada, NY, and New England.

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  13. whungerford says:

    Rhynstone (Gary Perry) will be a panelist at Stephen Coleman’s Sept. 12 forum in Elmira Heights. Panelists include Professor Jim Twombly, local NAACP branch President Georgia Verdier, Steuben County Republican Chair Joe Sempolinski, political pundit Gary Perry, political activist Dora Leland, and political pundit Mike Morrongiello.” How Gary got to be a pundit isn’t clear.

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  14. Anne says:

    Gary’s a pundit?

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  15. josephurban says:

    I am sincerely curious. What kind of forum would have Ryn as a participant? Does it have a title?

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  16. josephurban says:

    If Ryn is a “pundit” I must be a nuclear physicist. (I am not, by the way).

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  17. whungerford says:

    Dr. Coleman said: “With critical congressional elections coming up, this is a good time to look at the job Reed has done in Washington.” I have no idea what Gary might say about Tom Reed. Will he defend Tom Reed as “doing exactly what those who support him want him to do,” or criticize him for being insufficiently “conservative.” Since Gary once proposed to run against Tom for the Republican nomination, he might have some differences with him. Perhaps Gary will explain here.

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