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*Skelton, Charlie (June 1, 2017). [https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/01/bilderberg-trump-administration-secret-meeting Bilderberg 2017: secret meeting of global leaders could prove a problem for Trump]. ''The Guardian''. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
 
*Skelton, Charlie (June 1, 2017). [https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/01/bilderberg-trump-administration-secret-meeting Bilderberg 2017: secret meeting of global leaders could prove a problem for Trump]. ''The Guardian''. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
 
*[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40125253 Secretive Bilderberg group meetings begin in Virginia]. ''BBC''. June 1, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.</ref>
 
*[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40125253 Secretive Bilderberg group meetings begin in Virginia]. ''BBC''. June 1, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.</ref>
*July 19, 2017—In an interview with ''The New York Times'', a [[liberal]] newspaper publically derided by Trump, President Trump publically criticized Attorney General [[Jeff Sessions]], one of his most conservative, loyal, and competent cabinet members,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Boyle, Matthew (July 25, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/25/jeff-sessions-a-man-who-embodies-the-movement-that-elected-donald-trump-president/ Jeff Sessions: A Man Who Embodies the Movement That Elected Donald Trump President]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Lind, Dara (July 25, 2017). [http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/25/the-real-reason-jeff-sessions-is-putting-up-with-trumps-crap.html The real reason Jeff Sessions is putting up with Trump’s crap]. ''CNBC'' (from ''Vox''). Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Starr, Penny; Mason, Ian (July 25, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/25/jeff-sessions-tenure-at-doj-marked-by-progress-on-president-trumps-america-first-agenda/ Jeff Sessions’ Tenure at DOJ Marked by Progress on President Trump’s America First Agenda]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Stepman, Jarrett (July 25, 2017). [http://dailysignal.com/2017/07/25/firing-jeff-sessions-send-chilling-signal-trumps-supporters/ Firing Jeff Sessions Would Send a Chilling Signal to Trump’s Supporters]. ''The Daily Signal''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.</ref> saying he would not have nominated him in retrospect due to his recusal from the Russia investigation.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Boyer, Dave (July 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/19/donald-trump-regret-tapping-jeff-sessions-attorney/ Trump: Sessions should have told me about recusal; ‘I would have picked somebody else’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Mason, Ian (July 19, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/19/trump-criticizes-sessions-for-russia-recusal-would-not-have-appointed-him/ Trump Criticizes Sessions for Russia Recusal, Would Not Have Appointed Him]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/19/trump-sessions-should-have-never-recused-himself-from-russia-investigation.html Trump: 'Sessions should have never recused himself' from Russia investigation]. ''Fox News''. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 21 2017.
 
*Kurtz, Howard (July 21, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/21/sessions-in-tough-spot-after-trump-criticizes-him-in-new-york-times-interview.html Sessions in a tough spot after Trump criticizes him in New York Times interview]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
Numerous conservatives and Republicans criticized Trump and defended Sessions due to the comments:
 
*Williams, Katie Bo; Wong, Scott (July 20, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/house/342964-republicans-rally-around-sessions-after-trump-criticism Republicans rally around Sessions after Trump criticism]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Yilek, Caitlin (July 20, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/steve-king-trumps-agenda-would-be-crippled-without-jeff-sessions/article/2629197 Steve King: Trump's agenda would be 'crippled' without Jeff Sessions]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Chavez, Aida (July 21, 2017). [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/343079-tucker-carlson-trump-attack-on-sessions-a-useless-self Tucker Carlson: Trump attack on Sessions a ‘useless, self-destructive act’]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Stirewalt, Chris (July 20, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/20/humiliation-jeff-sessions.html The humiliation of Jeff Sessions]. ''Fox News''. July 20, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Siegel, Josh (July 24, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/newt-gingrich-says-trump-would-commit-big-mistake-if-he-fired-sessions-loyalty-is-a-two-way-street/article/2629570 Newt Gingrich says Trump would commit 'big mistake' if he fired Sessions: 'loyalty is a two-way street']. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
 
Law enforcement organizations also supported Sessions:
 
*Noble, Andrea (July 24, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/24/jeff-sessions-has-support-of-national-fraternal-or/ Sessions has support of law enforcement groups]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 24, 2017.</ref> (the next day, the White House stated that Trump still had confidence in Sessions,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Singman, Brooke (July 20, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/20/sessions-says-hell-stay-on-job-as-long-as-appropriate-after-trump-slam.html Trump 'still has confidence' in Sessions, White House says]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Moons, Michelle (July 20, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/20/sarah-sanders-president-trump-clearly-has-confidence-in-ag-sessions/ Sarah Sanders: President Trump ‘Clearly Has Confidence’ in AG Sessions]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Stanage, Niall (July 20, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342984-trump-has-confidence-in-sessions-white-house-says Trump has confidence in Sessions, White House says]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.</ref> Sessions himself stated he would not resign due to the incident,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Miller, S.A. (July 20, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/20/jeff-sessions-staying-put-attorney-general-now/ Jeff Sessions staying put as attorney general — for now]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Cohen, Kelly (July 20, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jeff-sessions-vows-to-stay-at-justice-department-after-trump-complaints/article/2629203 Jeff Sessions vows to stay at Justice Department after Trump complaints]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Herman, Steve; Heinlein, Peter (July 20, 2017). [https://www.voanews.com/a/sessions-stay-on-as-attorney-general/3952265.html Sessions Says He’ll Stay as Attorney General Despite Trump Criticism]. ''Voice of America''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.</ref> and Trump continued criticizing ''The New York Times''<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Beavers, Olivia (July 23, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343396-trump-takes-to-twitter-to-criticize-media Trump takes to Twitter to criticize media]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
 
*[https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-blames-new-york-times-ruining-plans-kill-islamic-state-leader/3955046.html Trump Blames New York Times for Ruining Plans to Kill IS Leader]. ''Voice of America''. July 23, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
 
*Cohn, Alicia (July 22, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343263-trump-attacks-ny-times-for-sick-agenda-on-national-security Trump attacks NY Times for 'sick agenda' on national security]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 24, 2017.</ref>) President Trump continued attacking Sessions<ref>Multiple references:
 
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/25/white-house-issues-new-sessions-warning-as-trump-tears-into-ag.html White House issues new Sessions warning as Trump tears into AG]. ''Fox News''. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Thomsen, Jacqueline (July 25, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343687-trump-im-just-looking-at-firing-sessions Trump: I'm 'just looking at' firing Sessions]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Fabian, Jordan (July 25, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343691-trump-wont-say-if-hell-fire-sessions Trump won’t say if he’ll fire Sessions]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Farivar, Masood (July 24, 2017). [https://www.voanews.com/a/jeff-sessions-an-early-trump-ally-now-under-pressure/3957833.html Jeff Sessions, an Early Trump Ally, Now is Under Pressure]. ''Voice of America''. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
 
Once again, conservatives and Republicans showed their support for the Attorney General:
 
*Farivar, Masood (July 25, 2017). [https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-sessions/3958426.html Republicans Come to Sessions' Defense as Trump Takes Another Jab]. ''Voice of America''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Quinn, Melissa (July 25, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/republicans-defend-jeff-sessions-after-trump-criticisms/article/2629613 Republicans defend Jeff Sessions after Trump criticisms]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Lucas, Fred (July 25, 2017). [http://dailysignal.com/2017/07/25/amid-trump-threats-conservatives-rally-around-sessions/ Amid Trump’s Threats, Conservatives Rally Around Sessions]. ''The Daily Signal''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Mason, Ian (July 25, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/25/buchanan-coulter-other-voices-of-the-right-cry-out-in-dismay-as-trump-steps-up-attacks-on-sessions/ Buchanan, Coulter, Other Voices of the Right Cry Out in Dismay as Trump Steps Up Attacks on Sessions]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
 
*Przybyla, Heidi M. (July 25, 2017). [https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/07/25/gop-backlash-trump-attacks-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-signals-political-danger/509182001/ GOP backlash to Trump attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions signals political danger]. ''USA Today''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.</ref> and even questioned his loyalty for him during the campaign.<ref>Cohen, Kelly (July 25, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-wont-say-if-hell-fire-jeff-sessions-calls-his-endorsement-not-a-great-loyal-thing/article/2629649 Trump won't say if he'll fire Jeff Sessions, calls his endorsement not 'a great loyal thing']. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.</ref> By attacking Sessions, Trump undermined his conservative agenda and highlighted some of his own hypocritical and weak stances,<ref>Shaw, Adam (July 25, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/25/trumps-attack-on-sessions-over-clinton-prosecution-highlights-his-own-weak-stance/ Trump’s Attack on Sessions over Clinton Prosecution Highlights His Own ‘Weak’ Stance]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 25, 2017.</ref> and he worried supporters on his commitment to conservative and nationalist immigration policies.<ref>Antle III, W. James (July 25, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/feud-with-jeff-sessions-sparks-fears-trump-will-go-soft-on-immigration/article/2629695 Feud with Jeff Sessions sparks fears Trump will go soft on immigration]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 27, 2017.</ref> (Sessions had no intention of resigning, despite the attacks,<ref>Shaw, Adam (July 26, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/26/jeff-sessions-stands-firm-gains-broad-support-as-trump-ramps-up-attacks/ Jeff Sessions Stands Firm, Gains Broad Support as Trump Ramps Up Attacks]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 26, 2017.</ref> he continued advancing President Trump's agenda,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Noble, Andrea (July 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/27/jeff-sessions-carries-on-with-justice-department-t/ Sessions carries on with Justice Department tasks, despite Trump criticism]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
 
*[https://www.voanews.com/a/in-el-salvador-sessions-praises-criminal-charges-for-gang-members-/3962526.html In El Salvador, Sessions Praises Criminal Charges for Gang Members]. ''Voice of America''. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
 
*Mason, Ian (July 27, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/27/jeff-sessions-in-el-salvador-to-tackle-ms-13-shows-coordination-with-white-house/ Jeff Sessions in El Salvador to Tackle MS-13, Shows Coordination with White House]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 27, 2017.</ref> and the friction between him and Trump eventually subsided<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mason, Ian (July 27, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/27/trump-sessions-tensions-ease-as-doj-gets-back-on-track/ Trump-Sessions Tensions Ease as DOJ Gets Back on Track]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
 
*Delk, Josh (August 2, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/345085-john-kelly-reassures-jeff-sessions-his-position-is-safe-in-trump Kelly called Sessions to assure him job is safe: report]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
 
*Mason, Ian (August 4, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/04/jeff-sessions-expected-remain-attorney-general/ Jeff Sessions Expected to Remain Attorney General]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 4, 2017.</ref>)
 
  
 
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Revision as of 22:52, 19 August 2017

Official presidential photo of President Donald Trump
Main article: Donald Trump achievements

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

Miscellaneous policy achievements

  • 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]
  • 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] On June 30, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order re-establishing the National Space Council.[15]
  • May 5, 2017—President Trump attached a signing statement to a five-month spending bill he signed, ignoring several liberal provisions,[16] such as a statement ordering the administration not to enforce federal marijuana laws in states with medical marijuana.[17]

Political appointments

  • January 30, 2017—Trump showed he would not tolerate incompetent leftist administration officials when he fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates (a left-wing Obama holdover) when she refused to defend his refugee and immigration ban executive order.[18][19] Trump emulated Ronald Reagan's firing of the striking PATCO workers in 1981 by doing so,[20] contrary to the mainstream media spin.[21] That same night, Trump replaced the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (another Obama holdover) with a more competent official who had a reputation for enforcing immigration laws.[22]
  • April 21, 2017—President Trump replaced Obama-appointed Vivek Murthy, who was opposed by gun rights groups, as Surgeon General of the United States.[23][24] During the same month, the Trump Administration reassigned two career government officials who had been strongly criticized by conservative organizations.[25]

Proclamations

  • January 20, 2017—The day he was inaugurated, President Trump instituted a national day of patriotism for the country,[26] and a few days later Trump officially designated his inauguration day the National Day of Patriotic Devotion.[27][28]
  • 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."[29][30]

Party politics

Elections

  • 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.[31]
  • 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.[32] 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,[33] despite Hollywood celebrities actively campaigning for the Democrat,[34] and despite the Democrat's spending advantage (the House race was the most expensive U.S. House race in history).[33][35] The election was a clear win for President Trump and his agenda[36] and showed the weakness and poor messaging of the Democrat Party.[37]

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.[38] RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel also was pro-Trump.[39]
  • 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.[40]

Productivity

  • 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.[41] Overall, the legislature was relatively productive by mid-2017.[42]

Achievements not related to official policy

  • 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.[43] The media took notice of the Bible studies again in late-July 2017.[44] The Bible study was possibly the first one held in the executive branch in at least 100 years.[45] The Trump Administration was described as being "the most evangelical Cabinet in history,"[46] and the Bible study suggested that the administration is, at least in part, striving to be under God.[47] In addition to the Bible study, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads Christian devotionals before each press briefing.[48]
  • 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.[49] One of his lines was, "In America we don’t worship government, we worship God."[50]
  • 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."[51]
  • 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."[52] The Department of Education invited members of the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family to a Father's Day event.[53]
  • 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.[54] 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."[55]
  • 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."[56]

Failures

  • As of early April 2017, several Obama-holdovers still held their positions in the Trump Administration with little to no indication of leaving.[57][58] President Trump did not fire Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, who targeted conservative groups under the Obama Administration.[59] President Trump also appointed at least one NeverTrump individual to the White House.[60] 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.[61]
  • The Trump Administration sent delegates to the 2017 meeting of the Bilderberg group, a secretive globalist elitist group.[62]

References

  1. House overwhelmingly votes to condemn UN resolution on Israel settlements. Fox News. January 5, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  2. Cortellessa, Eric (January 6, 2017). US House passes motion repudiating UN resolution on Israel. The Times of Israel. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  3. Pollak, Joel B. (December 23, 2016). Trump on UN Anti-Israel Vote: ‘Things Will Be Different After Jan. 20’. Breitbart. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  4. Swoyer, Alex (December 29, 2016). Trump: ‘I’m Very, Very Strong on Israel’. Breitbart. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  5. Danan, Deborah (April 30, 2017). Netanyahu Thanks All 100 Senators for ‘Standing Up For Israel At UN’. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
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  9. Morrongiello, Babby (January 21, 2017). Trump returns Churchill bust to the Oval Office. Fox News (from the The Washington Examiner). Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  10. Kessler, Glenn (January 23, 2017). Here’s the real story about the Churchill bust in the Oval Office. The Washington Post. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  11. Vladimirov, Nikita; Shelbourne, Mallory (January 28, 2017). Trump signs three more executive actions. The Hill. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  12. Executive Order 13770 of January 28, 2017 -- Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees. Federal Register. February 3, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  13. Kew, Ben (March 21, 2017). WATCH: Trump Signs Bill Securing NASA Funding, Plans to Reach Mars. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  14. Kaplan, Sarah (March 21, 2017). Trump signs NASA bill aimed at sending people to Mars. The Washington Post. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
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  16. Korte, Gregory (May 5, 2017). Trump issues broad, 'Bush-style' signing statement on spending bill. USA Today. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
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  18. Trump fires acting AG after Justice Department staff told not to defend refugee order. Fox News. January 30, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  19. Statement on the Appointment of Dana Boente as Acting Attorney General. whitehouse.gov. January 30, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  20. Boyle, Matthew (January 30, 2017). Trump’s PATCO Moment: Emanating Reagan, the President Takes Control of Federal Government to ‘Protect the Country and Its Citizens’. Breitbart. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  21. Kurtz, Howard (February 1, 2017). Trump's firing of a defiant Obama holdover: Why he's no Richard Nixon. Fox News. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
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  23. Trump replaces Obama appointee US Surgeon General Murthy. Fox News. April 22, 2017. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  24. Hawins, Awr (April 23, 2017). President Trump Removes Obama’s Pro-Gun Control Surgeon General. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  25. Toosi, Nahal (April 21, 2017). State Dept. official reassigned amid conservative media attacks. Politico. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  26. Trump takes first actions on Cabinet, declares day of patriotism: spokesman. Reuters. January 20, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  27. National Day of Patriotic Devotion -- Proclamation 9570 of January 20, 2017. Federal Register. January 24, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  28. Shelbourne, Mallory (January 23, 2017). http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/315735-trump-declares-inauguration-day-national-day-of-patriotic-devotion. The Hill. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  29. Trump proclaims May 1 as 'Loyalty Day'. Fox News. April 28, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  30. Proclamation 9602 of April 28, 2017 -- Loyalty Day, 2017. Federal Register. May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  31. Schouten, Fredreka (May 7, 2017). President Trump seizes on election rules to push his agenda in new ways. USA Today. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
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  35. Pramuk, Jacob (June 20, 2017). GOP's Karen Handel wins most expensive House race ever, dashing Democrat upset hopes. CNBC. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
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  40. Stucky, Phillip (April 2, 2017). Trump Smashes Records With Party Unity. The Daily Caller. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  41. 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.
  42. Dinan, Stephen (July 13, 2017). Times’ Legislative Activity Index shows good pace for unified Congress. The Washington Times. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  43. Multiple references:
  44. Multiple references: Mainstream media bias and atheist attacks against the Bible studies affirmed this as an achievement:
  45. Starr, Penny (July 31, 2017). Cabinet Members Launch White House Bible Study. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  46. Wishon, Jennifer (July 31, 2017). Bible Studies at the White House: Who's Inside This Spiritual Awakening? CBN News. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  47. Bakinski, Pete (April 29, 2017). Mike Pence sponsors Bible study for Trump cabinet. Life Site News. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
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  49. Trump urges Liberty graduates to find courage to challenge critics, assails Washington leaders as 'failed voices'. Fox News. May 13, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
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  52. Starr, Penny (June 18, 2017). President Trump’s Father’s Day Proclamation: Dads Have Responsibility to ‘Instill in Us Core Values’. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  53. Berry, Susan (June 18, 2017). LGBT Rights Groups Slam Trump Admin Father’s Day Event with Traditional Marriage Advocates. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  54. Manchester, Julia (July 1, 2017). Trump hits media, honors veterans in first Fourth of July speech as president. The Hill. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
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  56. Shaw, Adam (August 3, 2017). Trump Scorches D.C. Establishment in West Virginia: ‘We Don’t Need Advice from the Washington Swamp’. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  57. Meet Obama Holdovers Still in Trump’s Government. Breitbart News. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  58. Ortiz, Ildefonso (April 5, 2017). Brandon Darby: Border Patrol Agents Feel Betrayed by the Trump Administration. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
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