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Donald Trump achievements: Miscellaneous achievements

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Main article: Donald Trump achievements

This article is a non-exhaustive list of miscellaneous achievements by U.S. President Donald Trump, his administration, and Congress.

Miscellaneous policy achievements

President Trump visiting the Hermitage, former President Andrew Jackson's estate, March 15, 2017
  • On January 5, 2017, the U.S. House passed a motion condemning Obama's allowing a leftist anti-Israel resolution to pass in the UN.[1][2] Additionally, Trump voiced his strong support for Israel during his transition.[3][4] On April 27, 2017, all 100 members of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres demanding an end to the anti-Israel bias in the UN.[5] After that, the U.S. condemned the UN after the organization ignored the letter from the Senate.[6] On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution observing the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem and called for President Trump to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem,[7] and Congress commemorated the event.[8]
  • January 20, 2017—On the day he took office, Trump returned the bust of UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office that Obama removed when he took office.[9] He also accepted the United Kingdom's offer to re-loan the second identical bust of Churchill, which Obama removed and returned after the first loan expired.[10]
  • January 28, 2017—Trump signed an executive order banning administration officials from lobbying their federal agencies for five years, as well as banning them for life from lobbying foreign nations and political parties.[11][12]
  • President Trump took several actions related to space exploration:
    • March 21, 2017—President Trump signed a bill into law not only funding NASA, but setting a goal of having humans visit Mars "in the 2030s" and potentially colonizing another planet.[13] The bill also funded the agency, the first time such a bill was signed into law in seven years.[14]
    • June 30, 2017—President Trump signed an executive order re-establishing the National Space Council.[15]
    • December 11, 2017—President Trump signed a police directive ordering NASA to "refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery" and send astronauts back to the Moon and eventually to Mars.[16]
  • May 5, 2017—President Trump attached a signing statement to a five-month spending bill he signed, ignoring several liberal provisions,[17] such as a statement ordering the administration not to enforce federal marijuana laws in states with medical marijuana.[18]
  • According to the conservative Heritage Foundation, in its first year, the Trump Administration implemented 64% of Heritage's policy recommendations, significantly higher than the Reagan Administration which had only implemented 49% of Heritage's recommendations by the same point in Reagan's presidency.[19]
  • Many agencies under the Trump Administration changed their mission statements to reflect the administration's conservative priorities and policies.[20]
  • May 15, 2018—President Trump signed an executive order strengthening the chief information officer role in federal agencies in order to modernize and improve the information technology at those agencies.[21]
  • June 18, 2018—President Trump signed a directive ordering the Defense and Commerce Departments to improve their ability to track space junk and to limit the amount of it.[22]
  • On August 15, 2018, the Trump Administration revoked the security clearance of anti-Trump commentator and former CIA director John Brennan.[23] This came after the Trump Administration announced it was considering revoking the security clearances of several former Obama Administration officials who had criticized the president or become political pundits.[24]
  • October 25, 2018—President Trump signed a memorandum reversing two Obama-era memos and ordering the Department of Commerce to develop a national spectrum strategy to speed up the implementation of 5G networks.[25]
  • March 18, 2019—Trump Administration announced it would overhaul FEMA's flood insurance program.[26]
  • May 2, 2019—For the first time in its history, the U.S. sent a delegation to the March of the Living, an annual Jewish Holocaust commemoration in Poland.[27]
  • May 16, 2019—The Trump Administration formally canceled a $929 million grant to California for the state's failed high-speed rail program.[28]
  • October 8, 2019—Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success program to shit infrastructure funding to rural areas.[29]
  • December 30, 2019—President Trump signed a bill to limit the frequency of robocalls.[30] This came after the FCC took action to limit robocalls in the summer of 2019.[31]

Political appointments

Proclamations and commemorations

  • January 20, 2017—The day he was inaugurated, President Trump instituted a national day of patriotism for the country,[42] and a few days later Trump officially designated his inauguration day the National Day of Patriotic Devotion.[43][44]
  • May 1, 2017—President Trump proclaimed that day as Loyalty Day, to "recognize and reaffirm our allegiance" to American values, such as "individual liberties, to limited government, and to the inherent dignity of every human being."[45]
  • September 3, 2017—President Trump declared that day a National Day of Prayer for victims of Hurricane Harvey, which had just caused devastation in Texas and Louisiana.[46]
  • September 8–10, 2017—President Trump declared these days to be National Days of Prayer and Remembrance to remember those murdered in the September 11, 2001 attacks.[47]
  • November 7, 2017—President Trump commemorated the National Day for the Victims of Communism.[48]
  • May 1, 2018—Along with proclaiming this day Loyalty Day,[49] President Trump declared proclaimed Law Day, recognizing "that we govern ourselves in accordance with the rule of law rather according to the whims of an elite few or the dictates of collective will."[50] He also stated in his proclamation that the "commitment to the rule of law ... drives the debates we see around the country about the growth of the administrative state and regulatory authority, and about the unfortunate trend of district court rulings that exceed traditional limits on the judicial power."[50]
  • November 7, 2018—President Trump commemorated the National Day for the Victims of Communism.[51]
  • November 2019—President Trump proclaimed National American History and Founders Month, which notably coincided with National Native American Heritage Month that previous presidents also recognized.[52]
  • November 7, 2019—President Trump commemorated the National Day for the Victims of Communism, and he met with victims of the communist regimes in Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea.[53]
  • November 28, 2019—In President Trump's Thanksgiving proclamation, he restored the document's emphasis on God, along with faith and prayer, that Obama had removed in his Thanksgiving proclamations.[54]


  • 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.[55] Overall, the legislature was relatively productive by mid-2017.[56]
  • An August 2017 Pew Research Center study found that the 115th Congress was more productive than any other Congress since 2007 and had the fifth highest count of substantive bills signed into law in the past 30 years.[57] Congress, however, only passed parts of President Trump's conservative legislative agenda,[58] and Pew reported in January 2018 that the 115th Congress was the fourth least productive in three decades, though the study did not include 20 bills passed by Congress that President Trump did not sign by January 1.[59] Overall, The Washington Times found that the 115th Congress was historically ineffective considering that the GOP controlled both the House and Senate, though its Senate majority was not large enough to defeat filibusters,[60] though Pew noted it passed the larger number of legislation since the 110th Congress, including some substantive laws.[61]
  • By mid-2018, Congress had passed several major bills made some other actions to advance President Trump's agenda.[62] For the first time in twenty years, Congress was able to pass individual department spending bills rather than having to vote on massive "omnibus" bills.[63]

Party politics


  • January 20, 2017—On the same day as his inauguration, Trump filed for re-election in 2020, breaking the political norm, giving him a head start on campaigning, and giving him additional legal freedoms and flexibility.[64] President Trump continued breaking the political norm by acknowledging the reality of the "permanent campaign" in February 2018 when he announced in his intent to run for re-election.[65] He also adopted effective tactics – which had once been used exclusively by the Left – to benefit conservatism and his campaign.[66] Trump officially announced his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019.[67] President Trump also received record support from Republican voters.[68]
  • The Republican Party did not lose any of the special congressional elections held in early 2017 that were vacated by Republicans – the elections were framed as being referendums on Trump's presidency – despite attempts by Democrats to flip the seats.[69] The most notable example was the special election held in Georgia's 6th congressional district on June 20, 2017, where Republican Karen Handel defeated her Democrat opponent in a highly watched election,[70] despite Hollywood celebrities actively campaigning for the Democrat,[71] and despite the Democrat's spending advantage (the House race was the most expensive U.S. House race in history).[70][72] The election was a clear win for President Trump and his agenda[73] and showed the weakness and poor messaging of the Democrat Party.[74]
  • By 2018, blue-collar manufacturing towns in the U.S. that had once supported Democrats had become strongly Republican, and President Trump re-oriented the GOP to become more pro-worker.[75] Support from ethnic minorities for President Trump had sightly increased by 2019, compared to their support for the GOP in previous years, despite claims that support would steeply fall under a Trump presidency.[76] Most of Trump's campaign funds came from small-dollar donations, unlike previous Republican candidates.[77]

Conservatism in the GOP

  • As an example of how the Republican Party became the "party of Trump," the RNC hired pro-Trump Kayleigh McEnany as its national spokeswoman.[78] RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel also was pro-Trump.[79] By 2018, the Republican Party was adopting President Trump's positions on various issues such as trade and immigration.[80] President Trump increased his influence over the GOP through the election of strongly pro-Trump individuals to the leadership of the various state parties,[81] and Republican candidates continued aligning themselves with the president.[82] He also pushed back against left-wing, globalist culture.[83]
  • 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.[84]
  • Observers across the political spectrum noted how the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference had become more conservative and pro-Trump compared to previous years.[85]

Achievements not related to official policy

While the following achievements were not official policy actions by the Trump Administration, they were closely related to the Trump Administration and its policies:


President Trump at a meeting monitoring Hurricane Harvey, August 27, 2017
  • January 20, 2017—President Trump gave one of the strongest inauguration addresses in American history, voicing conservative, populist, and nationalist themes.[86]
  • February 24, 2017—President Trump became the first president since Ronald Reagan to speak at CPAC, and he voiced support for strongly conservative policies and ideals and criticized the mainstream media.[87]
  • It was reported in late April 2017 that nine Trump Administration cabinet members, including Vice President Mike Pence, were participating in a weekly Bible study, and members of the House and Senate were also conducting their own Bible studies.[88] The media took notice of the Bible studies again in late-July 2017.[89] The Bible study was possibly the first one held in the executive branch in at least 100 years.[90] The Trump Administration was described as being "the most evangelical Cabinet in history,"[91] and the Bible study suggested that the administration is, at least in part, striving to be under God.[92] In addition to the Bible study, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads Christian devotionals before each press briefing.[93]
  • May 13, 2017—While newly inaugurated U.S. Presidents generally give their first commencement addresses at the University of Notre Dame, President Trump gave his at the conservative Christian Liberty University.[94] One of his lines was, "In America we don’t worship government, we worship God."[95]
  • June 8, 2017—President Trump spoke to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, showing strong support for evangelical Christians and religious liberty. He repeated the statement he made at Liberty University: "in America, we don't worship government. We worship God."[96]
  • June 18, 2017—In celebrating Father's Day, President Trump stated that "fathers have the ability and responsibility to instill in us core values we carry into adulthood. The examples they set and the lessons they impart about hard work, dedication to family, faith in God, and believing in ourselves establish the moral foundation for success that allows us to live up to our full potential."[97] The Department of Education invited members of the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family to a Father's Day event.[98]
  • July 1, 2017—President Trump held a "Celebrate Freedom Rally" in Washington D.C. to honor veterans and celebrate Independence Day – his first Independence Day address as President.[99] In it, he spoke again strongly in favor or religious liberty and stated that "since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away."[100]
  • July 7–8, 2017—Although symbolic, at the G-20 summit in Germany, President Trump wore an American flag pin, being the only world leader not to wear the G20 pin which had globalist symbolism.[101]
  • In an August 3, 2017, rally in West Virginia, President Trump continued bashing the D.C. establishment, saying that "we don’t need advice from the Washington swamp."[102]
  • August 22, 2017—President Trump's own words of what his political movements stood for: "This evening, joined together with friends, we reaffirm our shared customs, traditions and values. We love our country. We celebrate our troops. We embrace our freedom. We respect our flag. We are proud of our history. We cherish our Constitution, including, by the way, the Second Amendment. We fully protect religious liberty. We believe in law and order. And we support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. And we pledge our allegiance to one nation under God."[103]
  • October 17, 2017—Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event,[104] President Trump stated that "the most important truth our Founders understood was this: Freedom is not a gift from government; freedom is a gift from God," and he also stated that "young Americans should be taught to love our country, honor our anthem, and proudly recite the pledge of allegiance."[105]
  • November 23, 2017—President Trump made his Thanksgiving proclamation, stating that "as one people, we seek God’s protection, guidance, and wisdom, as we stand humbled by the abundance of our great Nation and the blessings of freedom, family, and faith."[106] Trump mentioned God 8 times in his Thanksgiving address, while Obama did not mention God even once in his 2016 Thanksgiving address.[107]
  • December 8, 2017—At a rally in Pensacola, Florida, President Trump stated, among other strongly-conservative statements that "America is a sovereign country. We set our immigration rules. We do not listen to foreign bureaucrats. We do not listen to other countries telling us how we should be running our immigration."[108] He also stated that "we proudly pledge allegiance to one nation, under God. Our rights come from our creator, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away, and they never will. That is why my administration is taking power back from global bureaucrats and returning that power back to the American people... We don't sing a global anthem. Our troops don't weak a foreign uniform. And we will never surrender our rights to international tribunals. We won't do that. We proudly sing The Star-Spangled Banner. Our brave troops fight and die in red, white, and blue, and we protect and preserve the American Constitution that we cherish. I've said it so often, my job is not to be president of the World. My job is to be President of the United States of America."[108]


President Trump at a campaign rally, October 2018
  • January 30, 2018—President Trump gave his 2018 State of the Union Address, in which he promoted numerous conservative policies while also trying to be conciliatory.[109] Among other statements, Trump mentioned his accomplishments regarding judicial appointments, religious liberty, and gun rights,[110] and he expressed his support for standing and honoring the U.S. and its flag for the National Anthem.[111] He took a strong stance on immigration,[112] He criticized the open borders policies of previous presidential administrations,[113] stated that "Americans are dreamers, too",[114] and called for a merit-based immigration system.[115] He also called for action against MS-13[116] and honored the parents of the gang's victims.[117]
  • February 8, 2018—President Trump spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, and among other statements, he stated that "faith is central to American life and to liberty," and that "our rights are not given to us by man; our rights come from our Creator."[118]
  • February 23, 2018—President Trump spoke at CPAC,[119] forcefully promoting strongly conservative policies.[120] Among other positions, President Trump took strong stances against mass migration and illegal immigration,[121] and he gave strong support for the Second Amendment.[122]
  • May 25, 2018—President Trump gave a strongly patriotic commencement speech to graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy, stating his intention of stand up for the United States without apology.[123]
  • June 5, 2018—After disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles to a White House event because many of the team's players decided to boycott it, President Trump held a "Celebration of America" that honored the United States and its military.[124]
  • June 13, 2018—Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, becoming the highest-ranking official in decades to speak at the event in person, speaking about his faith and the Trump Administration's policies.[125]
  • According to a Gallup poll in June 2018, the proportion of Americans satisfied with the direction of the country reached the highest level since September 2005.[126] A Gallup poll released in early July 2018 found that 55% of Americans thought their country's best days were "ahead of us" rather than "behind us."[127]
  • June 27, 2018—Speaking to college students, President Trump called on them to love their country and to defend the Constitution and the rights enshrined in them, including the First and Second Amendments.[128]
  • July 31, 2018—President Trump strongly criticized the "globalist Koch Brothers" because of their opposition to his America First agenda.[129] He criticized the brothers again on August 2, 2018.[130]
  • August 27, 2018—President Trump hosted a dinner for evangelical Christian leaders, highlighting his support for religious liberty and pro-life policies.[131]
  • October 22, 2018—President Trump held a large rally in Texas for Senator Ted Cruz,[132] where he made strongly conservative statements, including accusing Democrats of launching "an assault on the sovereignty of our country."[133] He also strongly rejected globalism and labeled himself a nationalist,[134] something he defended the next day.[135]
  • November 26, 2018—The White House unveiled a patriotic "American Treasures" theme for its Christmas decorations that year.[136]


"Salute to America" rally, hosted by President Trump on July 4, 2019
  • January 17, 2019—After Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi disinvited President Trump to give his State of the Union Address because of a partial government shutdown, Trump denied the use of military aircraft for Pelosi for the same reason 30 minutes before she was set to begin a trip outside the country.[137]
  • February 5, 2019—President Trump gave a strong State of the Union Address.[138] Among other statements, President Trump strongly condemned abortion, stating that "all children – born and unborn – are made in the holy image of God," and he called on Congress to ban late-term abortions.[139] President Trump also took a strong stance on border security, advocating for a border wall, describing tolerance of illegal immigration as "cruel," and criticizing anti-border wall elites who have walls surrounding their houses, among other statements.[140] President Trump also condemned socialism, stating that "America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination and control" and that "we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country."[141] President Trump also defended his decision to withdraw U.S. soldiers from the Middle East, stating that "great nations do not fight endless wars."[142]
  • March 2, 2019—President Trump spoke at CPAC for the third consecutive time in his presidency, giving a strongly conservative two-hour speech.[143] Among other statements, he criticized the Mueller investigation,[144] mocked the Green New Deal,[145] defended campus free speech,[146] defended his tariff-friendly trade policy,[147] and spoke in favor of the Second Amendment.[148] One day earlier, Vice President Mike Pence also gave a strongly conservative speech at CPAC.[149]
  • March 8, 2019—President Trump called out the Democratic Party for its anti-Semitism and criticized it for being unable to even pass a resolution clearly condemning anti-Semitism.[150] Later that month, President Trump and other Trump Administration officials again criticized Democrats for anti-Semitism,[151] and President Trump again made notable comments on the topic in April 2019.[152] Other officials such as Attorney General Bill Barr also spoke against anti-Semitism.[153]
  • March 19, 2019—President Trump defended the Electoral College and its value, countering left-wing Democrats who supported abolishing it.[154]
  • May 11, 2019—Vice President Pence gave a strong commencement address at Liberty University, criticizing the "secular left," including Hollywood and the Obama Administration, for having "little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs" despite claiming to support "tolerance," and he called on Christians to be prepared to be "shunned or ridiculed" for their beliefs and pressured to violate them.[155]
  • A 2019 study by two sociologists at the University of Pennsylvania found that the U.S. had become less racist under President Trump.[156]
  • June 6, 2019—President Trump gave a strong speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day and honoring veterans of that battle. Among other aspects of the speech, President Trump promoted nationalism and sovereignty.[157]
  • July 4, 2019—To celebrate Independence Day, President Trump held a "Salute to America" rally at the Lincoln Memorial, an event which honored the U.S. armed forces and which included several military flyovers along with tanks and armored vehicles. Trump gave a strongly patriotic speech which honored and celebrated American history, and he also honored Border Patrol and ICE officials.[158]
  • July 9–11, 2019—President Trump spoke out against a Minnesota town's decision to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance at town meetings, criticizing left-wing "stupidity and disloyalty to" the U.S.[159]
  • July 13, 2019—President Trump strongly criticized establishment Republicans such as Paul Ryan, describing them as "weak, ineffective & stupid" and harmful for the Republican Party.[160]
  • August 15, 2019—Among other strong statements at a New Hampshire rally, President Trump stated that "globalism enriches foreign countries at our expense," and that "I'm the President of the United States ... not the president of the world. As long as I am president, America will never bow to a foreign nation like we have for so many years."[161]
  • September 2019—It was reported that eleven out of sixteen members of President Trump's cabinet attended a weekly Bible study supported by Capitol Ministries.[162]
  • October 10, 2019—President Trump made some very strong statements at a campaign rally in Minneapolis.[163] President Trump again made strong comments at a rally in Louisiana the following day.[164]
  • October 23, 2019—President Trump strongly criticized Never Trumpers, describing them as "human scum" and "in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than [Democrats]."[165]
  • December 1, 2019—The White House unveiled a patriotic "Spirit of America" Christmas theme for the upcoming 2019 Christmas holiday.[166]
  • December 20, 2019—President Trump hosted the first-ever Amish delegation at the White House.[167]


The following setbacks to the MAGA agenda were often caused by Congress or officials in the Trump Administration, rather than President Trump himself. Some of them can also be considered partial achievements.

  • As of early April 2017, several Obama-holdovers still held their positions in the Trump Administration with little to no indication of leaving.[168][169] President Trump did not fire Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, who targeted conservative groups under the Obama Administration.[170] President Trump also appointed at least one NeverTrump individual to the White House.[171] Due to the delay in Senate confirmations, Obama holdovers were able to continue Obama-era policies, such as removing references in official documents of "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities by ISIS.[172]
  • It was reported in 2017 that the Trump Administration had chosen few supporters of Trump's presidential campaign for national security positions.[173] The White House presidential personnel office, run by establishment Republicans, worked to block pro-Trump individuals from administration positions[174] while the White House gave access to globalist billionaires opposed to the MAGA agenda.[175]
  • The Trump Administration sent delegates to the 2017 meeting of the Bilderberg group, a secretive globalist elitist group.[176]
  • Despite running as an anti-establishment campaign in 2016 and promoting strongly conservative policies, President Trump endorsed[177] several establishment and globalist Republicans over their conservative opponents,[178] including Luther Strange,[179] Mitt Romney,[180] Roger Wicker,[181] Dan Donovan,[182] and Paul Cook.[183]
  • January 16, 2019—Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders condemned conservative U.S. Representative Steve King because of comments he made that were misrepresented.[184]


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  118. Multiple references: President Trump made similar statements for Easter:
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  138. Multiple references: Speech transcript: Going against tradition, President Trump did not wait for Speaker Pelosi to introduce him: President Trump did not mention climate change in his address: See also:
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  140. Multiple references: Some conservatives, however, criticized President Trump's statements on legal immigration, which he also made in the days following the speech:
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  159. Multiple references: The town subsequently reinstated the Pledge of Allegiance:
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  180. Multiple references: President Trump's endorsement of Romney likely was strategic, since Romney was expected to easily win with little competition: President Trump's response to Romney's anti-Trump Washington Post op-ed in January 2019: President Trump continued criticizing Romney, such as on April 20, 2019, for example:
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  184. Multiple references: More on Representative King's comments: Other White House actions against King: