The media loves to bash him and he’s genuinely despised by the elites on both sides. That should tell you that he’s doing something right! But every now and then we Trump supporters need a little boost to counter all the negativity we constantly hear about our beloved President.
That’s why I’ve compiled this list as a reminder of all the good that our President Trump has done.
One of my personal favorite accomplishments is his record on cutting red tape. Remember that bureaucracy is an enemy not a friend!
President Trump signed an Executive Order, mandating that two regulations must be eliminated for every regulation created in order to reduce compliance costs.
- The Administration actually eliminated 22 regulations for every new regulatory action.
- The Administration issued 67 deregulatory actions while only imposing three new regulatory actions.
- In FY 2017, the Administration saved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings, equivalent to $570 million per year.
President Trump signed an Executive Order that reduced the time it took to approve infrastructure projects from 10 years to two years.
UNPRECEDENTED REGULATORY ROLLBACK:
- To date, 860 regulatory actions have been withdrawn or removed from active status.
- The WSJ said President Trump is “rolling back more regulations than any President in history.”
RECORD-SETTING NUMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT (CRA) BILLS SIGNED:
- President Trump has signed a record-breaking 15 CRA bills to roll back regulations.
- Since the CRA became law in 1996, only one had ever been signed (George W. Bush in 2001)
- Along with Executive Orders, these bills will reduce regulatory costs by $18 billion annually.
Putting Americans to Work
Under President Trump’s leadership, Congress passed historic tax cuts and relief for hard-working Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
- Is the first major tax reform signed in 30 years.
- Federal revenues are increasing as the economy grows. April 2018 had a record surplus of $214 billion.
- Over 500 companies (507) have announced bonuses, wage increases, and new investments.
- Businesses have invested $482 billion in new, American projects and employees.
- More than 4.8 million workers received increased wages or bonuses (3.7% of all private workers).
- Provided $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to individuals.
- American families received $3.2 trillion in gross tax cuts and saw the child tax credit double.
- A family of four making $73,000 will get a cut of over $2,000-cutting their taxes in half.
- Nearly doubled the standard deduction.
- Repealed Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate.
- The bill provides a 20% deduction for small business income, which means $415 billion tax cut.
- The President lowered the corporate tax rate was lowered from the highest in the industrialized world (35%) to 21%.
The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at or above 3 percent for two quarters in a row for the first time in three years.
- 2017 third quarter GDP grew 3.2 percent.
- 2017 second quarter GDP grew 3.1 percent.
Under previous administrations from both parties other countries would take our money and then raise their noses at us. Our government was more concerned about the welfare of foreigners than its own citizens. Our veterans were literally dying waiting to be seen by a doctor yet illegal aliens were getting free health care.
PROMOTING FAIR AND RECIPROCAL TRADE:
President Trump put America first in trade so American workers aren’t put at a disadvantage.
One of President Trump’s first actions was to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, advancing his agenda to protect American workers.
The Trump Administration began renegotiations of trade agreements that contribute to the U.S. trade deficit and harmed American workers.
- Renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement are still underway to modernize the deal so that all countries benefit.
President Trump worked to bring foreign investment back to the United States so more goods are made in America by American workers.
- South Korean companies announced 64 projects that will invest more than $17 billion in the U.S. over four years and will purchase $58 billion in goods and services.
- Foxconn announced its investment of $10 billion in Wisconsin to build a factory that will employ thousands of workers directly, and up to 22,000 workers indirectly.
- Toyota and Mazda announced a $1.6 billion investment that will go toward a new manufacturing plant in the U.S., creating an estimated 4,000 jobs.
- At the White House, Broadcom Limited announced they were moving their headquarters back to the United States, bringing potentially $20 billion in annual revenue.
President Trump worked to promote the sale of more American products abroad.
- President Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia oversaw the signing of a historic $400 billion in deals between U.S. and Saudi companies.
The Trump Administration made enforcement of U.S. trade laws a top priority and has already made significant progress.
- To defend U.S. national security interests, President Trump blocked a foreign company from acquiring a U.S. business for only the fourth time in history.
- Since President Trump was sworn into office, the Department of Commerce has initiated 79 antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) investigations.
- The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) self-initiated a Section 301 investigation into whether Chinese policies, acts, and practices related to technology transfer, licensing, and intellectual property are unreasonable or discriminatory. This is the first use of Section 301 since 2001.
President Trump delivered on his promise to roll back the Obama Administration’s bad deal with Cuba, which benefitted the Cuban regime at the expense of the Cuban people.
- The Treasury Department and State Department put new sanction rules to channel economic activity away from the Cuban government, particularly the military, and towards the people of Cuba.
- The State Department announced the new US Embassy in Israel would move to Jerusalem.
- The Trump Administration withdrew from UNESCO to show it would not stand for the anti-Israel bias of the organization.
- On May 14, 2018, the United States officially opened our Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, 70 years to the day that President Truman recognized Israel as an independent country, making the United States the first nation to do so.
RESTORING AMERICAN INFLUENCE:
President Trump has made historic trips and delivered speeches abroad restoring America’s influence around the world.
President Trump went on a historic 12-day tour through Asia, including visits to five countries and attended three regional summits to promote America’s interests.
- South Korea and Japan pledged to build closer defense collaboration with the United States, and the President underscored the commitment of the United States to providing advanced military equipment.
- Cooperation was boosted between the Quad countries (the United States, Japan, India and Australia) on the sidelines of ASEAN in Manila.
- President Trump reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to promote prosperity and security in the region by modernizing America’s development finance institutions and increasing their coordination with Japanese counterparts.
President Trump traveled to the Middle East and Europe to solidify relations with our allies in both regions and to push for greater commitments and cooperation.
- President Trump visited Mecca, Jerusalem, and Rome, three of the world’s holiest places.
- In Saudi Arabia, President Trump pushed for a coalition of nations to confront Iran and attended the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.
- President Trump persuaded allies to develop national plans to boost defense spending up to 2 percent of GDP by 2024, and for NATO to formally join the coalition to defeat ISIS at the 2017 NATO Leaders’ meeting.
President Trump visited Poland and a meeting of the G-20, where he pushed for closer cooperation and American First policies.
- With G20 partners and the World Bank, the U.S. championed the establishment of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WeFi), which could leverage in excess of $1 billion in financing to support women entrepreneurs.
- UN Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions on North Korea.
- President Trump secured new commitments from Vietnam and China to increase pressure.
- China affirmed it would fully implement UN Security Council resolutions to pressure North Korea.
KEEPING OUR PROMISE ON U.S.-CUBA POLICY:
The President kept his promise to roll back the Obama Administration’s bad deal on Cuba that benefited the Cuban regime at the expense of the Cuban people.