Donald Trump achievements

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President Trump speaking to Congress, February 28, 2017.

This article is a non-exhaustive list of political achievements (and failures) of United States President Donald Trump, his administration, and Congress during his administration in passing conservative legislation, advancing conservative ideals, and "Making America Great Again".

When adding additional examples, please add at least one reliable source for each example for future reference.

    Due to the number of achievements, the list of President Trump's achievements have been moved to sub-articles. Please visit the sub-articles to see the Trump Administration's various achievements.

2016 election and transition

See: Donald Trump achievements: 2016 election and transition

As U.S. President

Trump being sworn in, January 20, 2017.

Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, giving one of the strongest inauguration addresses in American history.[1][2][3] His first bill signed as president was to allow retired general and Defense Secretary nominee James Mattis to be confirmed.[4] Trump had a very busy and productive first week, undoing Obama's legacy and instituting conservative executive orders.[5][6][7] He had already made a reasonably large impact by his 50th day in office.[8]

President Trump accomplished many of his campaign promises by his 100th day in office, and he had already made significant progress by then, most notably by reducing regulations, enforcing American immigration laws, and appointing and having the Senate confirm his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.[9][10][11] In his first 100 days as president, Trump signed the most pieces of legislation of any president since Harry Truman and more executive orders than any previous president.[12] By his 100th day, it was clear that Trump had disrupted the liberal political establishment consensus.[13] Additionally, a poll taken shortly before the 100th day of Trump's presidency indicated that 96% of his supporters would have voted for him again had an election been held that day.[14] A May 2017 poll showed Trump with 98% support among Republican military veterans and 54% overall.[15] Similar polls taken mainly around the same time gave the same results.[16] Additionally, a Pew Research poll indicated that over three-fourths of "white evangelical Protestants" approved of Trump's performance.[17] These people, as well as members of the Tea Party Movement,[18] did not believe the media and left-wingers in their war against President Trump.

It was reported on June 10, 2017, that President Trump had signed 37 bills into law, more than each of the previous four presidents, and the U.S. House had passed 158 bills, "making it the most productive in the modern-era," according to GOP House leaders.[19] Overall, the legislature was relatively productive by mid-2017.[20]

Despite opposition to Trump from the Left, it was reported in April 2017 that congressional Republicans were more united during Trump's presidency than in any other time in recent U.S. political history.[21]

Social policy

See: Donald Trump achievements: Religious liberty, gender issues, and other social policies

Veterans

See: Donald Trump achievements: Veterans

Criminal justice, law enforcement, and other DOJ matters

See: Donald Trump achievements: Criminal justice, law enforcement, and other DOJ matters

Abortion

See: Donald Trump achievements: Abortion

Gun rights

See: Donald Trump achievements: Gun rights

Immigration, illegal immigration, and border security

See: Donald Trump achievements: Immigration, illegal immigration, and border security

Education

See: Donald Trump achievements: Education

Energy and environmental policy

See: Donald Trump achievements: Energy and environmental policy

Economic policy and labor

See: Donald Trump achievements: Economic policy and labor

Trade

See: Donald Trump achievements: Trade policy

Foreign policy

See: Donald Trump achievements: Foreign policy

Deregulation and government size

See: Donald Trump achievements: Deregulation and government size

Military, national security, and anti-terrorism

See: Donald Trump achievements: Military, national security, and anti-terrorism

Miscellaneous political achievements

See: Donald Trump achievements: Miscellaneous political achievements

The courts

See: Donald Trump achievements: The courts

Non-legislative or policy achievements

See: Donald Trump achievements: Non-legislative or policy achievements

Opposition to Donald Trump's achievements

See also: Opposition to Donald Trump and American liberalism and 21st century political losses

Due to his promotion and support of conservative, America First[22] policies, President Trump faced large opposition from the left and the establishment,[23][24] including from within the government bureaucracy.[25][26] (The fact that members of the Deep State have grown visibly scared of reports stating such confirms this view;[27] in May 2017, it was reported that 60% of National Security Council employees were Obama-Administration holdovers[28]). The Trump Administration was the victim of numerous leaks of information, many of which threatened U.S. national security – it was reported in July 2017 that leaks occurred once a day on average,[29] and Trump faced seven times more leaks than Obama or Bush II did.[30] Left-wing federal courts also blocked some of President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration.[31][32]

Even before being inaugurated, Democrats spoke about impeaching and removing Trump from the presidency.[33] Even some local communities passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Trump.[34] Some Democrats used profane language against Trump, such as the f-word[35] and s-word.[36] As a testament to the deep opposition and hatred towards him by the left-wing, at least 217 violent protestors were arrested in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day.[37][38] Left-wingers committed or advocated for many other acts of violence against President Trump or his supporters.[39][40][41] It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.[42] The mainstream media helped promote such violence.[43] In addition to domestic opposition, President Trump, and by extension, the United States, was strongly opposed by non-Americans compared to the Obama Administration, despite a majority of non-Americans believing Trump to be a strong leader.[44]

In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions[45] – by February 8, 2017, only George Washington had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.[46] Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,[47] and Trump's last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.[48] It was reported in July 2017 that Senate Democrats had filibustered most of Trump's nominees – every filibuster ultimately failed, but they slowed down the confirmation process.[49] The result of this was that by July 2017, the Senate had confirmed 23% of Trump's appointments compared to 69% for Obama at the same duration.[50] In addition to the confirmation delays, congressional Democrats had already (unsuccessfully) filibustered Trump's supreme court nomination and initiated an investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russia.[51]

As in the 2016 presidential election, the mainstream media strongly opposed Trump and wrote him off as a failure early in his presidency, despite his numerous accomplishments by that time.[52][53] They consistently misrepresented him and his accomplishments,[54] As evidence of this intense MSM opposition, a study published close to the 100th-day mark of Trump's presidency found that 89% of media coverage regarding Trump was negative.[53] A similar study conducted by the Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released in May 2017 found that 80% of the mainstream media coverage over Trump (including outlets such as Fox News Channel and The Wall Street Journal) was negative.[55] Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years.[56] The American public had the same perception of media bias against the president – a June 2017 Rasmussen poll found that 50% of Americans believed the media was biased against President Trump and that 4% believed the opposite.[57] The mainstream media promoted fake news against President Trump,[58] with notable examples including an unverified dossier by BuzzFeed,[59] two stories by the The New York Times[60] and CNN,[61] respectively, debunked by former FBI Director James Comey, and an eventually-retracted CNN article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund[62] that was motivated by ratings[63] and caused three CNN employees to resign.[64]

According to a poll taken around the 100th day of Trump's presidency, only 11% of Democrats believed that their party's opposition to Trump had yielded successful results for them.[65] A July 2017 poll found that 52% of Americans thought the Democrats only stood against Trump, rather than something more, with 37% thinking the latter.[66] The Democrats' poor performance in the special congressional elections held in the first half of 2017 illustrated their weakness and unsuccess in challenging President Trump.[67]

President Trump was still able to implement new policies and roll back Obama's policies despite the opposition against him, which served as a distraction from the changes being made.[68]

See also

Concerning Trump's presidency

Concerning leftists and Trump

References

  1. Boyle, Matthew (January 20, 2017). ‘America First’: President Donald Trump Brings the Rain in Inauguration Address. Breitbart. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  2. McCaskill, Nolan D. (January 20, 2017). Key moments from Trump's inauguration speech. Politico. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  3. Scott, Patrick; Midgley, Robert (January 20, 2017). Donald Trump just delivered the most 'American' inauguration speech ever. The Telegraph. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  4. Kopan, Tal (January 20, 2017). President Donald Trump signs first bill into law. CNN. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  5. Davenport, David (January 27, 2017). How Trump Managed To Undo Obama's Legacy In One Week. Forbes. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  6. Said-Moorhouse, Lauren (January 26, 2017). What's Trump done so far? His productive first week and how it stacks up to previous presidents. CNN. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  7. President Trump's First Week of Action. whitehouse.gov. January 28, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  8. Kew, Ben (March 10, 2017). Major Impact: President Donald Trump’s First 50 Days in Office. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  9. Kew, Ben (April 28, 2017). Making America Great Again: Donald Trump’s 100 Days’ Success. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  10. Wise, Lindsay (April 27, 2017). Think Trump didn’t achieve much in his first 100 days? Think again. The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
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  12. Singman, Brooke (April 29, 2017). Trump's first 100 days – by the numbers. Fox News. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  13. Derespina, Cody (April 29, 2017). 100 Days of Disruption: How Trump rewrote the presidential script. Fox News. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  14. Pollak, Joel B. (April 23, 2017). Poll: 96% of Trump Supporters Would Vote for Him Again, Win Popular Vote. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  15. Harper, Jennifer (May 29, 2017). 98 percent of Republican military veterans approve of Trump: Poll. The Washington Times. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  16. McLaughlin, Seth (May 28, 2017). Virtually no buyer’s remorse among Trump voters. The Washington Times. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  17. Smith, Gregory A. (April 26, 2017). Among white evangelicals, regular churchgoers are the most supportive of Trump. Pew Research Center. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  18. Leahy, Michael Patrick (May 17, 2017). Tea Party Activists: Media Attacks on President Trump ‘An All Out Assault on Our Republic’. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  19. Harper, Jennifer (June 10, 2017). So far, so good: President Trump signed more bills into law than his four predecessors: report. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  20. Dinan, Stephen (July 13, 2017). Times’ Legislative Activity Index shows good pace for unified Congress. The Washington Times. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  21. Stucky, Phillip (April 2, 2017). Trump Smashes Records With Party Unity. The Daily Caller. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  22. Spiering, Charlie (April 4, 2017). Donald Trump to American Workers: ‘I’m Not, and I Don’t Want to Be, the President of the World’. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  23. Klein, Aaron (April 28, 2017). Trump’s First 100 Days: Establishment Goes to War to Halt President’s Agenda. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  24. Miller, S.A. (June 20, 2017). Isolated from Washington establishment, Trump struggles for presidential victories. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  25. Singman, Brooke (January 1, 2017). Trump faces bureaucratic battle in implementing agenda. Fox News. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  26. Kurtz, Howard (February 3, 2017). The empire strikes back: Why Trump's private talks with foreign leaders were leaked. Fox News. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  27. POLITICO: Obama Admin Bureaucrats ‘Panicked’ by Breitbart Spotlight: Don’t Question Our Loyalty! Breitbart News. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  28. Wong, Kristina (May 17, 2017). Trump Under Siege: More than 60 Percent of NSC Employees Placed by Obama. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  29. Boylan, Dan (July 6, 2017). White House leaks that threaten national security stream out at rate of one a day. The Washington Times. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  30. Wong, Kristina (July 7, 2017). DEEP STATE: Trump Facing Seven Times More National Security Leaks Than Obama or Bush. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  31. Spiering, Charlie (April 27, 2017). Donald Trump Blasts Ninth Circuit for Blocking Sanctuary Cities Order: ‘See You in the Supreme Court!’ Breitbart News. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  32. Klukowski, Ken (March 12, 2017). Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin’s Immigration Executive Order. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  33. Pollak, Joel B. (May 17, 2017). In ‘Impeachment’ Talk, Washington Establishment Declares War on Trump Voters. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  34. McLaughlin, Seth (May 21, 2017). Local communities look for reasons, take up resolutions to impeach Trump. The Washington Times. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  35. Multiple references:
  36. Yilek, Caitlin (June 4, 2017). CNN host calls Trump 'a piece of s--t' after London attack. Washington Examiner. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  37. Weber, Joseph (January 20, 2017). Hundreds of protesters arrested in Inauguration Day clashes. Fox News. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  38. Noble, Andrea; McDermott, Ryan M. (January 20, 2017). D.C. police report 217 arrested during Inauguration Day riots. The Washington Times. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  39. Clark, Alex (June 18, 2017). A Year of Hate: 9 Times the Radicalized Left Engaged in Violence in the Trump Era. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  40. Shaw, Adam (June 17, 2017). Dem Strategist James Devine Launches Hashtag #HuntRepublicanCongressmen After Steve Scalise Shooting. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  41. Ernst, Douglas (June 15, 2017). HuffPo scrubs ‘ultimate punishment’ Trump piece after Scalise, GOP shooting. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  42. More than 12,000 tweets have called for Trump's assassination since the inauguration. Daily Mail. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  43. Harper, Jennifer (June 15, 2017). Expert identifies top media lies ‘that radicalized the violent left’. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  44. Multiple references: However, it was reported in July 2017 that tourism to the United States continued to rise in 2017:
  45. Crowe, Jack (June 13, 2017). WaPo Fact Checkers Surprised To Find Trump Claim ‘Correct’. The Daily Caller. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  46. Singman, Brooke (February 8, 2017). Trump facing historic delays in confirmation push. Fox News. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  47. Kellman, Laurie (April 27, 2017). Senate confirms last member of Trump cabinet at 100th day in office nears. The Washington Times. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  48. Moons, Michelle (May 15, 2017). President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Complete with Swearing-In of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  49. Higgins, Sean (July 9, 2017). Senate Democrats filibustering most Trump nominees. Washington Examiner. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  50. Multiple references:
  51. McLaughlin, Seth (April 27, 2017). Democrats seeking revenge prepare to mark 100 days of ‘resistance’. The Washington Times. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  52. Kurtz, Howard (April 3, 2017). Media score a triple-bogey presidency, but Trump is just getting started. Fox News. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  53. 53.0 53.1 Multiple references:
  54. Miller, S.A. (April 30, 2017). President Trump criticizes ‘dishonest’ press in 100th-day interview. The Washington Times. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  55. Multiple references:
  56. Study: Trump On Track to Be Most Mocked President on Late-Night TV in 25 Years. Breitbart News. May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  57. Harper, Jennifer (June 22, 2017). Just 4 percent of Americans say the news media favors Trump: poll. The Washington Times.
  58. Multiple references:
  59. Multiple references:
  60. Scarborough, Rowan (June 8, 2017). James Comey debunks New York Times story that fueled unproven Trump-Russia collusion. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  61. Pollak, Joel B. (June 7, 2017). James Comey Testimony Proves Trump Right, CNN Wrong. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  62. Multiple references:
  63. Richardson, Valerie (June 27, 2017). Trump charges ‘fake news’ after CNN producer admits ‘bulls–’ Russia story is about ‘ratings’. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  64. Multiple references:
  65. Harper, Jennifer (April 30, 2017). Inside the Beltway: Only 11% of Democratic voters say opposition to White House is a success. The Washington Times. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  66. Kew, Ben (July 17, 2017). Poll: Over Half Americans Think Democratic Party Stands for Nothing but Opposing Trump. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  67. Multiple references:
  68. Multiple references:

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