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Donald Trump achievements

Official presidential photo of President Donald Trump
President Trump speaking to Congress, February 28, 2017.

This article is a non-exhaustive list of political achievements of United States President Donald Trump, his administration, and Congress, specifically between January 20, 2017, and January 14, 2020, in passing conservative legislation, advancing conservative ideals, and "Making America Great Again".

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

In a historic victory, Trump won the 2016 presidential election despite massive opposition from the establishment. He began promoting conservative policies even before his inauguration.

Donald Trump's achievements as U.S. president

Trump being sworn in, January 20, 2017.
President Trump giving a speech, August 13, 2018
President Trump sitting at his desk in the Oval Office, December 21, 2018
See: Donald Trump's major achievements

Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, giving one of the strongest inauguration addresses in American history.[1] His first bill signed as president was to allow retired general and Defense Secretary nominee James Mattis to be confirmed.[2] Trump had a very busy and productive first week, undoing Obama's legacy and instituting conservative executive orders.[3] He had already made a reasonably large impact by his 50th day in office.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] By his 100th day, it was clear that Trump had disrupted the liberal political establishment consensus.[7] The Trump Administration was able to achieve numerous accomplishments by its first year in office,[8] and it kept many of its promises.[9]

According to Reuters in late September 2017, President Trump had "begun to reshape American life in ways big and small."[10] He undid many of Barack Obama's executive orders and worked to undo his entire political legacy.[11] Not only did President Trump act as a disruptor, but he "set in motion an administration arguably more conservative than Ronald Reagan’s."[12] In 2018, President Trump continued advancing a conservative agenda, this time focusing on the more nationalistic portions of it,[13] and he continued undoing Obama Administration policies.[14] He received some help from Congress to advance his agenda.[15]

By the beginning of 2019, President Trump had either kept or made progress on many of his campaign promises,[16] and he continued advancing conservative policies.[17] His policies led to much progress for blacks, homosexuals, Jews,[18] and Hispanics.[19] President Trump had made much progress by his 1,000th day in office,[20] and he continued making conservative reforms in 2020.[21]

Please visit the sub-articles below to see President Trump's individual achievements, arranged by topic area.

Religious liberty and LGBT

See: Donald Trump achievements: Religious liberty and LGBT


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

Healthcare, welfare, and other social issues

See: Donald Trump achievements: Healthcare, welfare, and other social issues


See: Donald Trump achievements: Abortion

Gun rights

See: Donald Trump achievements: Gun rights

Immigration and border security

See: Donald Trump achievements: Immigration and border security


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 policy

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 achievements

See: Donald Trump achievements: Miscellaneous achievements

Donald Trump's achievements: The courts

See: Donald Trump achievements: The courts

Donald Trump vs. the media and champions of political correctness

See: Donald Trump achievements: Media and political correctness

Opposition to Donald Trump's achievements

Main article: Opposition to Donald Trump

Because of his promotion and support of conservative, America First[22] policies, President Trump faced unprecedented opposition from the Left and the establishment,[23] including from within the government bureaucracy.[24] Even some White House officials worked against the president's agenda.[25] 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,[26] and Trump faced seven times more leaks than Obama or Bush II did.[27] The Russia probe headed by Independent Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller was found to have hired investigators extremely biased against President Trump,[28] and leftists went out of their way searching for evidence of crimes by President Trump.[29] Left-wing federal courts also blocked many Trump Administration actions, including President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration,[30] and Democrat attorneys general were extremely active against the Trump Administration,[31] suing it nearly 50 times in 2017 alone.[32]

After his election, left-wingers labeled themselves as the "resistance" against Trump[33] and even changed their political views in reaction to President Trump's.[34] 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.[35] Left-wingers committed or advocated for many other acts of violence against President Trump and his supporters.[36] It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.[37] The mainstream media helped promote such violence,[38] along with Democrat leaders.[39] 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.[40] The mainstream media took an overwhelmingly negative stance toward President Trump according to multiple studies,[41] frequently attacking him and his supporters,[42] even to the point of promoting violence against them.[43] The media also refused to credit Trump for the economic growth under his presidency,[44] among his numerous other achievements,[45] and it even attributed some of his achievements to Obama.[46]

Hatred against President Trump by Democrats became so bad that on September 24, 2019, with weak evidence, House Democrats announced an impeachment inquiry into him,[47] and it formalized the inquiry on October 31, 2019.[48] On December 18, 2019, the House voted to impeach President Trump on a party-line vote.[49]

In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed President Trump's nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions[50] – by February 8, 2017, only George Washington had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.[51] Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,[52] and his last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.[53] The GOP establishment also blocked President Trump's conservative agenda.[54] By November 2019, President Trump had not made a single recess appointment, an unprecedented situation for a president, even when the Republican Party controlled both houses of Congress.[55]

President Trump was still able to implement new policies and roll back Obama's policies despite the opposition against him,[56] which served as a distraction from the changes being made.[57] Additionally, numerous polls found that he had higher approval ratings than several globalist world leaders.[58]

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Regarding Trump's presidency

Regarding leftists and Trump


  1. Multiple references: Notably, President Trump spoke out against "radical Islamic terrorism," becoming the first president to use the term: Transcript of the speech: See also:
  2. Kopan, Tal (January 20, 2017). President Donald Trump signs first bill into law. CNN. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  3. Multiple references: See also:
  4. Kew, Ben (March 10, 2017). Major Impact: President Donald Trump’s First 50 Days in Office. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
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  5. Multiple references: See also:
  6. Singman, Brooke (April 29, 2017). Trump's first 100 days – by the numbers. Fox News. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  7. Derespina, Cody (April 29, 2017). 100 Days of Disruption: How Trump rewrote the presidential script. Fox News. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
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  8. Multiple references: Specifically regarding social issues and for Christians: See also:
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  10. Whitesides, John (September 28, 2017). Beyond the daily drama and Twitter battles, Trump begins to alter American life. Reuters. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
    Article also published in the conservative media:
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  12. Hayward, Steven F. (November 5, 2017). Despite the chaos, Trump has managed to push the most conservative agenda in a generation. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
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  13. Multiple references: See also: General 2018 accomplishments:
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  15. Boyer, Dave (May 29, 2018). Trump sees Congress buck tradition of legislative loafing, make significant progress on agenda. The Washington Times. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
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  16. Multiple references: More on President Trump's accomplishments in his first two years: See also:
  17. Multiple references: Regarding President Trump keeping his campaign promises: See also:
  18. Pollak, Joel B. (February 22, 2019). Blue State Blues: Trump Is the Most ‘Progressive’ President Ever for Blacks, Gays, Jews. Breitbart News. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
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  20. Pollak, Joel B. (October 17, 2019). President Donald Trump Reaches 1,000 Days in Office. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  21. Hilton, Steve (January 13, 2020). Steve Hilton: The GOP establishment is dead, thanks to the Trump Revolution. And that's fantastic news. Fox News. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  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.
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  23. Multiple references: Specifically from retired military generals: Statements by Attorney General Bill Barr related to this matter: See also:
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  25. Multiple references: Other examples: See also:
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Multiple references: Mueller's investigation, however, did not find evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia: DOJ summary: See also:
  29. Multiple references: See also:
  30. Multiple references: Statements by Attorney General Sessions: Statements by Attorney General Barr: See also: Specific examples of courts blocking President Trump's immigration agenda:
  31. Multiple references: See also:
  32. Wilson, Reid (January 2, 2018). Democratic AGs sue Trump at record pace. The Hill. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  33. Pollak, Joel B. (December 24, 2017). 2017: The Year in ‘Resistance’. Breitbart News. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
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  34. Boyer, Dave; Howell, Tom (February 4, 2019). Trump's backing fuels 'resistance' on issues Democrats traditionally support. The Washington Times. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
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  35. Multiple references:
  36. Multiple references: Left-wingers hoaxed numerous "hate crimes" to smear President Trump and his supporters: Rebuttals to left-wing claims: See also:
  37. More than 12,000 tweets have called for Trump's assassination since the inauguration. Daily Mail. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  38. Multiple references: See also:
  39. Multiple references: Kirkwood, R. Cort (October 18, 2018). Anti-GOP Violence Escalates, Top Democrats Egg On the Goons. The New American. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  40. Multiple references: However, it was reported in July 2017 that tourism to the United States continued to rise in 2017: See also:
  41. Surveys from 2017: Surveys from 2018: Surveys from 2019: Bias from late-night TV: Public opinion on media bias against President Trump:
  42. Multiple references: See also:
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  45. Bozell, Brent; Graham, Tim (July 17, 2019). Exclusive – Bozell & Graham: Good News Means No News to Anti-Trump Media. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  46. Multiple references:
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  48. Multiple references: President Trump's letter to Nancy Pelosi on the matter, responding to the impeachment attempt: See also:
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  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. Multiple references: See also:
  55. Dinan, Stephen (November 29, 2019). Trump makes presidential history: Avoids end run of Congress with recess appointments. The Washington Times. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  56. Multiple references: Higgins, Heather R. (December 25, 2017). Against the odds, Trump's agenda owned 2017. The Hill. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  57. Multiple references:
  58. Multiple references: Compared to individual leaders:

Further reading

  • Black, Conrad (2018). Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing. ISBN 9781621577874.
  • Garrett, Major (2018). Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9781250185914.
  • Hanson, Victor Davis (2019). The Case for Trump. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 9781541673540.
  • Hurt, Charles (2019). Still Winning: Why America Went All In on Donald Trump-And Why We Must Do It Again. New York: Hatchett Book Group. ISBN 9781546076636. (excerpt)
  • Wead, Doug (2019). Inside Trump's White House: The Real Story of His Presidency. New York: Hatchett Book Group. ISBN 9781546085850.

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