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President Trump’s 4 Years of Winning: A Look at the Trump Administration’s Main Accomplishments

trumpFrom the very beginning of Donald Trump’s 2016 election as President, he has faced a deluge of personal and professional attacks, smear campaigns, lawsuits, special counsel investigations, a biased mainstream media, and a long list of opponents who worked to sabotage his policies. Nevertheless, Trump successfully navigated the waters of Washington, DC, in several areas that made America stronger, better, and fairer for Americans of all stripes.

Domestically and legislatively, it can easily be argued that Donald Trump’s marquee accomplishment is the passage of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Aided by a united Congress, President Trump started his economic growth agenda by updating and simplifying America’s outdated tax code, something that has alluded Presidents of both parties for decades. In addition to providing tax relief, Trump’s tax policy spurred economic growth; one year after passage, America’s middle class, primarily households making $25,000-$100,000 per year, saw some of the sharpest declines in federal income tax paid. In contrast, adjusted gross incomes were 5.7% higher in 2019 than the year prior.

Another success of President Trump’s America First agenda is really a one-two punch combo of trade policy that saw an overhaul of American imports and exports with our immediate North American neighbors Canada and Mexico while carrying out an international agenda focused on holding China accountable and evening the playing field. Again, defying the critics, President Trump successfully negotiated the signing of the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) ratified by Congress and the respective legislatures in Mexico and Canada. At the same time, President Trump delivered on another campaign promise of holding China accountable through a series of executive orders, federal regulations, and trade policies that will cost China approximately $200 billion more for U.S. goods and services over two years, while simultaneously negotiating with the Chinese on a broader, more fair, and balanced bilateral trade agreement.

 

 

On the international front, many of President Trump’s campaign pledges were fulfilled. On the battlefield, US-led forces reclaimed 95% of ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria, while renowned terrorists Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qasem Soleimani were brought to justice. With those battlefield gains, the Trump Administration has brought home the majority of U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. By the time the next President is sworn in, there will be approximately 2,500 troops left in each country. Over the last four years, President Trump has secured the repatriation of over 50 Americans imprisoned in countries like Iran, Egypt, North Korea, and Turkey. 

However, the Trump Presidency’s marquee international achievement comes in an area that also alluded to his predecessors: advancing Middle East peace. Following the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Trump Administration turned to cement bi-lateral peace agreements between Israel and the United Arab EmiratesBahrain, and Sudan and Morocco.

Within our shores and abroad, President Trump’s America First approach has resulted in significant results for the American people, our allies, and peace in the Middle East. It should also be noted that while the outcome of the 2020 election at the top was not in President Trump’s favor, Republicans may have retained the Senate (two seats in Georgia heading to a runoff) and have gained at least 13 seats in the House, leaving Democrats with their smallest House majority since 1893. President Trump’s 74 million-plus votes, the most for a Republican ever, also helped keep Democrats from flipping a single state legislature, with Democrats locked out of redistricting in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina despite millions of dollars of spending of years of planning. 

Winning at home and abroad was what Donald Trump set out to do four years ago, and his record shows a results-driven approach to some of the most complex challenges facing America today, and we can expect to keep hearing about them, and others, playout for years to come.

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M.A.
8 months ago

Mr. Carlson: Please, learn the difference between “eluded” and “alluded”, and the PROPER grammatical use of each word.

American Believer
8 months ago

Read and MEMORIZE these accomplishments. The fake media and Washington Swamp will be working full time to either undo these accomplishments or bury them under their hyperbole.
GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS DONALD J TRUMP

Sammy
8 months ago

Best President in my lifetime and I go back to Truman. What a shame that it won’t be 8 years of accomplishments because of those lying cheating Dems.

Tigerbob
8 months ago
Reply to  Sammy

didn’t you see the photo of Truman above them in their Christmas portrait? Well, that says a lot because the papers ran the headline that Dewey beat Truman and that was not so. Everything Trump does or says is for a reason. Pay close attention to everything.

Patricia Combs
7 months ago
Reply to  Sammy

We will have 4 more years of our rightful President, Donald J. Trump. Watch for it. It’s been in the works for 4 1/2 years.
We will finally be a Republic. Not a corporation. Praise the Lord.

james Garvens
7 months ago
Reply to  Sammy

I agree 100%

Vickie
8 months ago

President Trump has been disrespected and undermined by Pelosi & her clan and Schumer & his cohorts from before his inauguration. They manipulated the FBI to assist them in their evil doings. We need to work hard to limit the terms allowed for Senators and Reps. to avoid control by 80+ year olds. Discontinue their life long benefits. When they retire they can sign up for Social Security and Medicare like the rest of us. Prosecute those that break the law by misusing their power. President Trump was the most successful President in my lifetime, too bad he was cheated out of a second term. I was hoping he could fulfill his pledge to actually “drain the swamp” that is destroying our country. We will also miss our beautiful and intelligent First Lady! She was also totally disrespected by the mainstream media! Shame on them! I’m afraid with Biden, our country will be loosing military support and respect from the rest of the world. The last thing we need is to go back to making America last like Obama did.

Tigerbob
8 months ago
Reply to  Vickie

Not to worry he will be inaugurated on Jan. 6. And he is draining the swamp. Watch and see. The media wants you to think otherwise so they are brainwashing those who watch it. There are other sources.

Patricia Combs
7 months ago
Reply to  Vickie

..Actually, he is draining the swamp. ..Successfully rooting out sex trafficking
Until the manipulated Wuhan bio weapon, Coronavirus, Our Economy was historically the best in my lifetime.
..fulfilled 95% of his promises which can be found on the internet once you get past the leftist denigration.
…and above all, NEVER took a paycheck. He gave it every month to a different charity;
…kept doing his job better than his predecessors all the while being targeted by the Left – for 4 1/2 years! Even after being a target for 10 attempted assassinations!
… had enough money of his own and never got involved with the scum element of D.C.
…I could go on! The Left couldn’t buy him, couldn’t out think him, couldn’t beat him anyway but by Lying and cheating.
No matter what anyone says, they know exactly what I’m saying is true!

Asisay
8 months ago

Don’t forget that he got us out of that ridiculous Paris Climate Accord. A disaster for America.

Kathleen Brown
8 months ago
Reply to  Asisay

Which Biden said he will rejoin, such a waste!

Robin Walter Boyd
8 months ago

It’s such a shame that after so much good has been done for American citizens by a businessman president, we are going to go back to 4 years of business as usual with career politicians who look out more for themselves at the expense of American citizens.

Diane Evans
8 months ago

Someone left a comment on the Fox website, saying that President Trump accomplished nothing as president. I replied with many of the great things he has done. Funny, that person never responded back.

PaulE
8 months ago
Reply to  Diane Evans

All most leftists can do is hurl personal insults or parrot what they’ve heard on CNN, MSNBC or the other mainstream networks. That includes FOX by the way, since Murdock’s sons took over the business in late 2016 and began steering its news division to mirror the other openly leftist networks. So you should expect any sort of intelligent response back from most leftists posting anywhere. They’re generally not good at debating details and facts. You either get the equivalent of a screaming, emotional, incoherent rant or dead silence, which is what you already received.

Shannon Travers
8 months ago

I voted for Trump because he was not an entrenched U.S. Politician, but an outsider. He was not politically correct, not in the swamp, which by the way is overflowing. The corruption in our system is very deep on all sides with global influences. Trump was truly AMERICA FIRST! No other president has been this pro America in decades. In fact many have been selling us out. But that’s mainly Congress by bankrolling the world instead of helping our own. I voted for Trump in 2020 but the global forces won again. Hopefully after Biden/Harris destroy everything good that Trump has done maybe in the next election we will be ready for Ivanca/Candice ticket to repair the ill doings of the currently fraudulently elected regime.

PaulE
8 months ago

Unless we take steps right now to restore election integrity and correct the theft that has already occurred, there will be no future Republicans ever elected to the office ot the presidency again. Hoping that after Biden / Harris and the Democrats destroy this country, that the American people will somehow be allowed to vote for anyone that is not a socialist Democrat is NOT a strategy or very realistic. Why, if the current theft of the presidency is allowed to stand, would the Democrats ever allow the American people to vote them out of power in future elections? They would just repeat the same set of strategies that allowed them to steal this one.

Rik
8 months ago

President Trump was not my first choice! … Truthfully, I didn’t trust him because He was a “former” Democrat.
But even I am a “former” Democrat but the main reason I didn’t trust Trump was that He was a “guest” at Hillary’s wedding. After all, didn’t that make him “a close friend”? … But He proved me wrong and I was converted because of His many deeds and actions. I truly believe that President Trump will go down in American History as one of our greatest Presidents, if not the Greatest! As a “Scorpio”, I am both stubborn but extremely loyal so I will defend and fight for what I believe in. And I truly believe that President Trump was “Cheated” out of His Re-election and I will commit myself to being one of His staunchest supporters! … Don’t give up the fight Mr. President, don’t ever give up! … We Believe in You!!!

Kmc
8 months ago
Reply to  Rik

Yes, I totally agree! Pres Trump is the strongest, best, most accomplished president in history!

Tommy Molnar
8 months ago
Reply to  Rik

Unfortunately, so much of our history has been rewritten, President Trump will most likely be overlooked and Obama will be shown to be a great President. I know my lefty ‘friends’ think so even now. With the media totally against President Trump, they may just erase his name altogether. The mainstream has never mentioned even one thing the President has accomplished.

PaulE
8 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Your assessment on how future history books will portray President Trump is correct. If you look at how the history books written by the likes of Howard Zinn and other socialists, that are used in our public school system and universities portray past American presidents and the United States itself, you wouldn’t recognize this country or its actual past. All the Founding Fathers are painted as rich racists and the United States Constitution is described as fundamentally flawed document that needs to be completely replaced. That is what is what is being reflected in current history books used to educate our young.

No doubt future history books, if we do nothing to reverse our forced march towards socialism, will be extremely negative of both President Trump and elevate President Obama to something akin to the lofty status George Washington used to hold in our history books up until the early 1990s, when Zinn’s propaganda began replacing actual history.

Ruth Pierce
8 months ago
Reply to  Rik

I agree with you on all counts, Rik. I, too, was a democrat. I converted to a Republican when Ronald Reagan became POTUS. Also, I, too am a Scorpio. As for stubbornness, a mule has nothing on me. I hope the two Republican senators from Georgia are re-elected. Trump 2024!!

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