Nov 3, 2020

A Comprehensive List of Trump's Accomplishments

Despite constant media outrage, the Trump administration had real and tangible accomplishments.
A Comprehensive List of Trump's Accomplishments

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Black Americans

  1. President Trump has appropriated more money than any other president for HBCUs. Link
  2. Trump has launched 8,762 opportunity zones which are all aimed at attracting business and investment to low-income majority African American communities. Link
  3. The president signed legislation to increase federal funding for HBCUs by 13%, the highest level ever. Link
  4. Donald Trump signed the First Step Act which included significant reforms that have helped injustices against African Americans. Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans. The First Step Act provides rehabilitative programs to inmates, helping them successfully rejoin society and not return to crime. The act so far has released over 3,100 inmates. Link
  5. The national unemployment African American unemployment rate dropped to 5.4%, an all-time low. Note that prior to President Trump's administration, the African American unemployment rate never dropped below 7%. Link
  6. President Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act that provides funding for states to develop maternal mortality reviews to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans. Link
  7. President Trump has signed the FUTURE Act into law. The law permanently funds HBCUs, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Minority Serving Institutions, and Hispanic Serving Colleges ($25 million per year). It also increases funding for STEM programs at the aforementioned schools. The law eases burdens on low-income, first-generation college students by simplifying the process for applying for student financial aid as well. Link
  8. Trump made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Link
  9. Trump upgraded MLK’s birthplace to a national historic park. Link
  10. In 2018, the imprisonment rate of African American residents was the lowest since 1989. Link
  11. In 2019, the African-American poverty rate was the lowest ever on record, since the official count began in the 1960s. Link
  12. Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs. Link
  13. Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at Benedict College (HBCU), awarded by the Bipartisan Justice Center, a non-profit organization founded by 20 black republicans, and 20 black democrats. The award is the highest honor given annually to a public servant who demonstrated the ability to work across the aisle to achieve meaningful progress in reforming our criminal justice system. (October 25, 2019) Link
  14. Worked with private companies to offer apprenticeships to their students and directed NASA to recruit HBCU enrollees seeking space-related careers. Link
  15. Trump’s signature reauthorized and funded Washington, D.C.’s school-voucher program, some 75 percent of whose beneficiaries are low-income black kids. Link
  16. Trump posthumously pardoned black heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, who was imprisoned after a racially charged sex scandal in 1912. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that happened in our history,” Trump said. “It’s about time.” Link
  17. The current jobless rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for black teenagers dropped to a record low of 15.8%, far below the 26.2 percent when Trump took office. Link
  18. Under Trump, wage gains for nonwhites were substantially higher than those of whites and higher than economists’ estimates of inflation plus productivity. That implies that minority workers are getting a greater share of GDP. Link
  19. President Trump’s plan for Black America designated the KKK as a terrorist organization and called for making lynching a national hate crime while pledging to increase access to capital in Black communities by nearly $500 billion. Link

Latin Americans

  1. On July 9th, 2020, President Trump enacted an executive order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative to improve access to education, training, and economic opportunities for Hispanic American students. Link
  2. More than 2.9 million jobs for Latino Americans have been created since Trump was elected. Link
  3. In 2017, the median Latino American income hit its highest ever recorded level ($50,486). Link
  4. Hispanic American unemployment hit a record low of 3.9%. Link
  5. Poverty rates for Hispanic Americans hit new lows in 2018. Link
  6. Since Trump took office the Latino American homeownership rate rose by more than a percentage point. (46.3% to 47.4%). Link
  7. The median Latino American income rose by $1,786 during Trump's first year in office. Link


  1. Trump continuously nominated LGBT people into government, appointing 5 openly gay ambassadors. Link
  2. The Trump administration launched a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it’s still illegal to be gay. Link
  3. Trump pledged to end HIV for the LGBT and general communities and kept his word. He has secured an absolutely historic donation of free HIV medication for over 200,000 people. Link
  4. President Trump’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget calls for $716 million in funding for his initiative to eliminate new HIV infections. Link
  5. President Trump made history by appointing Richard Grenell to serve as acting director of national intelligence. The new job, a cabinet-level position, makes Grenell the highest serving openly gay man to hold federal office in United States history. Grenell led the United Nations in condemning 69 countries that still outlaw homosexuality. Link
  6. Trump was the first Republican president to promote LGBT Pride Month. Link
  7. Trump is the first president in history to support gay marriage at the time of his election. Link
  8. In the 1980s & 1990s, Trump donated heavily to charities that focused on the AIDS outbreak. Link

Native Americans

  1. Trump signed 3 bills to benefit Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for the loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs, and the third gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana. Link
  2. Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. This task force will conduct consultations with tribal governments on issues regarding missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. Link

Other Minorities

  1. The unemployment rate for Asian Americans hit a record low of 2.5% (September 2019). Link
  2. Signed an executive order that allows the government to withhold money from college campuses deemed to be anti-Semitic and that fail to combat anti-Semitism. Link
  3. Trump signed the "Never Again" Holocaust education bill which allocates $10 million to expand Holocaust awareness and creates a website with curriculum materials for teachers nationwide. Link


  1. The Women’s unemployment rate reached its lowest rate in 65 years under President Trump. (3.4%, April 2019) Link
  2. In 2019, 1.5 million jobs were added for women. This accounts for 50% of total job gains for the first time ever. Link
  3. President Trump directed more than $200 million per year to technology education grants for women and programs that encourage participation in STEM careers. Link
  4. President Trump signed the INSPIRE Act which encourages NASA to have more women and girls participate in STEM and pursue careers in aerospace. Link
  5. During the president's first year in office, the number of American women in poverty fell by nearly 600,000. In the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, the number of American women in poverty fell by 1.5 million. Link
  6. President Trump signed the Friendly Airports for Mothers Act, a bipartisan congressional bill in 2017. Trump included this act in the five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. This act required all major airports in the U.S. to have nursing rooms for breastfeeding mothers. Link
  7. Trump signed the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act in 2019. This bill requires that certain public buildings with public bathrooms provide a separate, hygienic lactation room. This room must be shielded from public view, free from intrusion, and contain the following: A chair, a working surface, and if the building has electricity, an electrical outlet. Link
  8. President Trump gave a posthumous pardon for Susan B. Anthony. Susan was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement and was charged with illegally voting. Link


  1. Trump provided tax relief for 65% of Americans. Link
  2. Real household wealth increased by nearly $12 trillion since the start of 2017. Link
  3. In 2017, real median household income rose to a post-recession high. Link
  4. Doubling the Child Tax Credit has saved nearly 40 million families an average of $2,200. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by Trump doubled the maximum amount of the child tax credit available to parents and lifted the income limits so more people could claim it. Link
  5. Since the election, 5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps. Link
  6. Prior to the pandemic, the net wealth held by the bottom half of households had grown by 47%- more than three times the rate of increase for the top 1% of households. Link
  7. Trump signed into law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers. Link
  8. New single-family home sales are up 31.6% in October 2019 compared to just one year ago. Link
  9. The Trump administration removed the individual mandate from Obamacare. Millions of Americans will have the opportunity to escape having to pay the ObamaCare penalty imposed on those who are not enrolled in a “qualifying” health insurance plan. The mandate disproportionately hurt the middle class and was a tax on the poor. Link
  10. The tax cuts signed into law by President Trump promote school choice by allowing families to use 529 college savings plans for elementary and secondary education. Link
  11. Mr. Trump signed an executive order that called for the vigorous enforcement of federal laws protecting religious freedom. Link
  12. Youth unemployment is at a 50-year low. Link
  13. On February 26, 2020, the Trump administration announced new Title IX enforcement to combat sexual assault in K-12 schools, fulfilling the president's promise to keep children safe. Link
  14. In 2017 President Trump signed the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. The bill expands prohibited telemarketing fraud to include email marketing fraud. It requires HHS to publish data on elder abuse in cases referred to protective services. It requires the Executive Office for United States Attorneys to operate a resource group assisting prosecutors involved in elder abuse cases. Finally, it requires the DOJ to provide information, training, and technical assistance to help states and local governments investigate, prosecute, prevent, and mitigate the impact of elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Link


  1. President Trump secured the largest pay raise for the military in nearly a decade. For the first time since 2010, troops will see a pay raise of more than 3.0 percent. Link
  2. Trump has got the remains of POW/MIA service members from the Korean War to be returned to the United States because of his peace towards Korea/North Korea. Link
  3. President Trump secured a record $73.1 billion in funding for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to provide quality medical care for our veterans. Link
  4. In 2019, President Trump signed a memorandum that eliminates 100% of student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans. Link
  5. The administration has secured a record $8.6 billion in funding for mental health services with the goal of ending the tragedy of veteran suicide. Link
  6. Trump launched REACH, a $53 million, 2-year government campaign to reduce suicide, particularly among veterans. Link
  7. In 2019 the veteran unemployment rate was 3.1%, the lowest in 19 years. Link
  8. As a part of Trump's VA reform, Trump created a 24/7 hotline for veterans. The hotline is 90% staffed by veterans and people with close veteran family members. Link
  9. President Trump on March 5, 2019, signed the PREVENTS executive order, “Presidents Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide”, establishing a three-year effort to change the culture around mental health and prevent suicide-among not just veterans but all Americans. Link
  10. The Trump Administration provided $15 million in funding opportunities to socially disadvantaged veteran farmers and ranchers in an effort to help them successfully own and operate farms. Link
  11. Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life. Link
  12. Trump signed a bill that eliminated The Veterans Choice Program's expiration date and twice signed legislation (in August and December) that authorized funding to keep the program afloat. Link
  13. Trump signed the VA MISSION Act of 2018, a program that expands the criteria for those who seek care outside of the VA health care system. Link
  14. Trump signed the "Forever GI Bill" that will bring significant changes to education benefits for service members, veterans, and their families. Changes include: no expiration date, Purple Heart recipients will get more benefits, more people are eligible for Yellow Ribbon, and funds for STEM degrees. The bill also boosts aid to student vets. Link

Economic Growth

  1. Real GDP growth under President Trump has beaten the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) projections every year and exceeded the rate of the Obama administration's expansion. Link
  2. Nearly 2.5 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty including nearly 1.4 million children. Link
  3. Consumer Confidence under President Trump reached an 18-year high. Link
  4. Small business optimism jumped to a record high under President Trump, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business. (NFIB). Link
  5. More than 6 million workers received tax cut bonuses and benefits. Link
  6. Over 100 utility companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Link
  7. 89% of companies planned to increase worker compensation thanks to Trump tax cuts. Link
  8. President Trump helped win the U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. This will lead to more tourism and economic activity in the U.S. Link
  9. President Trump helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for the 2026 World Cup. This will cause increased tourism and economic activity in the U.S. Link
  10. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record highs over 100 times under President Trump. Link
  11. The 25% lowest paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers. Link
  12. Before the pandemic, the poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8% under the Trump Administration as a result of a jobs-rich economy. Link
  13. Trump's tax cuts resulted in $415 billion in tax relief for small business owners. Link
  14. Trump cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Link
  15. Under Trump, new home sales jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 901,000 units, the highest level since December 2006. Link
  16. Under President Trump, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005 (51%). Link
  17. Under President Trump, 68% of blue-collar workers received pay increases in a nationwide study. Link
  18. Manufacturers’ optimism reached an all-time high of 95.1%. Other highlights of the survey include medium-sized manufacturers having the highest optimism ever recorded in the 20-year history of the survey (95.8%), projected wage growth registered at its fastest pace in 17 years, and projected sales growth kept pace at its second-highest reading in survey history. Link

Job Creation & Unemployment

  1. On August 6, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order “ Ensuring that Essential Medical Supplies are Produced in the United States” This executive order is increasing the American production of essential medical supplies and is cutting down the United States' reliance on foreign producers of medicines. This order will support American jobs by accelerating the domestic manufacturing of essential medicines, medical countermeasures, as well as their critical inputs, and ensuring long-term demand for those products. By relocating medical supply chains back to the United States, Trump is ending foreign reliance and making sure that the U.S. has the resources necessary to respond to public health emergencies and security threats. Link
  2. President Trump created the National Council for the American Worker as well as the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The Council was made to develop a national strategy for training and retraining the workers needed across high-demand industries. Link
  3. 5 million more jobs have been added than the CBO projected prior to the 2016 election. Link
  4. The economy added more jobs in 2019 alone than the CBO projected would be created during the president's first three years in office. Link
  5. The unemployment rate is 1.4 percentage points lower than the CBO’s pre-election projection. (January 2020) Link
  6. Initial weekly jobless claims had hit a nearly 50-year low under President Trump. Link
  7. Under President Trump, job openings outnumbered the unemployed for the first time on record. Link
  8. U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept, a record high of 7.3 million. Link
  9. December 2019 marked the 22nd consecutive month that the unemployment rate has been at or below 4%. Link
  10. Manufacturing added 284,000 jobs in 2018, the most added in a year since 1997. Link
  11. Unemployment rates for Americans without a high school degree and disabled Americans have logged record lows. Link
  12. President Trump on August 3rd, 2020 signed an Executive Order “Ensuring that Americans Are Not Displaced by Foreign Workers Using Federal Dollars”. Trump's executive order is creating a policy where federal agencies will focus on United States labor in Federal contracts. The executive order is requiring all Federal agencies to complete an internal audit and assess whether they comply with the requirement that only United States citizens and nationals are appointed to the competitive service. The Department of Labor will also finalize guidance to prevent H-1B employers from moving H-1B workers to other employer’s job sites to displace American workers. Link
  13. President Trump gave nearly $4 million to support the small businesses that suffered in the Kenosha riots. Link
  14. Under President Trump, summer youth unemployment reached its lowest rate since 1966. Link
  15. President Trump signed an executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers. Link
  16. Trump’s DOJ and the Board Of Prisons launched a new “Ready to Work Initiative” to help connect employers directly with former prisoners. Link
  17. Manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest rate in more than 30 years. Link
  18. Record number of regulations eliminated that hurt small businesses. Link
  19. Signed welfare reform requiring able-bodied adults who don’t have children to work or look for work if they’re on welfare. Link


  1. President Trump reached a new trade agreement with Japan. As a result, Japan will eliminate or reduce tariffs on approximately $7.2 billion in U.S. agricultural exports. Link
  2. Restrictions have been eliminated on American pork exports to Argentina (First time in 26 years, could create a $10 million per year market.), Idaho chipping potatoes to Japan (In 2016 the U.S. exported $19 million in fresh chipping potatoes to Japan), and American Poultry to South Korea. Link
  3. Trump signed a revised version of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Link
  4. Donald Trump created the USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Agreement) and signed It with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which created 176,000 total new jobs, 76,000 new automotive jobs, and the potential for nearly 600,000 new jobs and $235 billion in economic activity. Link
  5. Under Trump's USMCA American dairy exports are expected to grow annually by 315 million. Link
  6. Under Trump's USMCA American agricultural exports are expected to increase by 2.2 billion. Link
  7. Donald Trump’s USMCA is the first-ever U.S. trade agreement to include a chapter supporting small and medium-sized businesses. Link
  8. Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam. China agreed to increase agricultural purchases by $12.5 billion in 2020 and $19.5 billion in 2021. Link
  9. The Trump administration announced a total of $28 billion in aid for farmers in 2018 and 2019. Link
  10. The Trump Administration has protected farmers from unfair trade practices by authorizing $12 billion in aid to the American agricultural heartland under The Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act. Link
  11. Companies have brought back over a TRILLION dollars from overseas because of the TCJA bill that Trump signed. Link
  12. Under Trump, the U.S. goods trade deficit with China tumbled to a five-year low. Link

Energy Independence

  1. American coal exports increased by more than 60% in 2017. Link
  2. In 2017, the USA became a natural gas exporter for the first time in 60 years. Link
  3. The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines were approved, supporting an estimated total of 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in wages. Link
  4. Under Trump's leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil. Link
  5. President Trump announced the extension of export authorizations for liquefied natural gas (LNG) through 2050. Just this year LNG exports will reduce our trade deficit by over $10 billion. LNG exports also bring tens of thousands of jobs to the U.S. It also has led to the investment of billions of dollars in infrastructure. Link
  6. LNG exports have more than quadrupled under the Trump Administration. Link
  7. Made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe. Link
  8. U.S. oil production recently reached an all-time high. We're less dependent on oil from the Middle East than ever. Link

Health Care

  1. President Trump signed “Right to Try” legislation to expand access to experimental treatments for terminally ill patients. Link
  2. In 2017, the President issued an executive order to promote free speech and religious liberty. This helped faith-based groups give healthcare coverage to 13.7 million Americans. Link
  3. The administration launched a public resource to help combat substance abuse. Link
  4. Trump administration will provide H.I.V. prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years. Link
  5. On July 24, 2020, President Trump signed orders to lower drug costs. Order 1: Require federal community health centers to pass discounts they receive on insulin and EpiPens directly to patients. Order 2: Allow states, pharmacies, and wholesalers to import drugs from Canada where they typically cost less than in the U.S. Order 3: Prevent pharmacy benefit managers from pocketing massive discounts. Link
  6. Trump signed an executive order this year that forces all health care providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans can comparison shop and know how much fewer providers charge insurance companies. Link
  7. Trump signed the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act in 2018. This act makes pharmacist gag orders illegal and allows pharmacies to tell you how to save money on prescriptions. The act also allows enrollees to know of any difference between the out-of-pocket cost of a drug under the plan, and the cost of the drug without health insurance coverage. Link
  8. Life expectancy, the most basic measure of the health of a society, slightly rose in 2018, after a rare and troubling decline driven by the opioid epidemic. Under Trump, the average life expectancy rose from 78.6 years in 2017 to 78.7 years in 2018. This is the first time in four years that life expectancy has changed in the U.S. Link
  9. President Trump signed the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health. This executive order gave a proposed payment model to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), which was then released by the CMMI within 30 days of the order. The payment model included a required payment model and four optional payment models to adjust payment incentives to encourage preventative kidney care, home dialysis, and kidney transplants. The order also includes that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will start a Kidney Risk Awareness Campaign. It also included that the secretary of the HHS will propose a regulation that would remove the financial barriers to living organ donation. The secretary proposed to amend regulations on the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 to also expand the scope of reimbursable expenses incurred by living organ donors. Link
  10. Trump signed an executive order on August 3, 2020, “Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access” This order will make permanent Telehealth Medicare payments for certain health care providers and services to ensure the expansion of virtual care continues after the pandemic. The order also directs the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services and the Federal Communications Commission to form a task force to focus on improving broadband infrastructure in rural communities to support Telehealth. Link
  11. Trump signed the Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis act in 2019. This bill expands and revises DOJ grants to provide family support services to law enforcement personnel. It provides grants for additional support such as suicide prevention and mental health programs. Link
  12. Reformed Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs. Link
  13. In 2019 President Trump signed into law two funding packages providing nearly $19 million in new funding for Lupus-specific research and education programs, as well as an additional $41.7 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most Lupus funding EVER.


  1. On June 18, 2020, The Trump administration awarded $107.2 million to increase the health workforce in underserved communities to improve the quality, distribution, and diversity of health professionals in the United States. Link
  2. By June 4, 2020, the Trump administration distributed more than 5 million food boxes to support American farmers and families who have been affected by the coronavirus. Link
  3. On June 17, 2020, the Trump administration extended contracts from the first round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to help fill the hunger gap in communities across the country. Link
  4. On June 10, 2020, the Trump administration announced a nationwide extension allowing local partners who served free meals to kids during the health crisis to continue this summer, regardless of where the kids live. Link
  5. President Trump used the Defense Protection Act to produce 20 million more coronavirus testing swabs every month. Trump also used the DPA to ramp up the production of ventilators, masks, and other critically needed supplies. Link
  6. As a result of the pandemic, Trump signed executive orders on August 8, 2020, that implemented a $400-per-week supplemental unemployment payment to out-of-work Americans. He also unveiled an extension of student loan relief and protections from evictions for renters and homeowners. Trump also signed a payroll tax holiday for Americans earning less than $100,000 through the end of the year. Link
  7. Trump administration’s responded to Covid-19 with Operation Warp Speed, the effort to move a vaccine to market. At Operation Warp Speed’s brisk pace, a vaccine may be ready for some groups this year and become more widespread in 2021. Link
  8. Trump signed the CARES Act. It alleviated hardship, letting laid-off workers continue to pay rent and put food on the table. Link
  9. President Donald Trump imposed the China travel ban before the first coronavirus case spread within the U.S. Link

Opioid Epidemic and the Drug Crisis

  1. President Trump launched an initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to confront the driving forces behind this crisis. Link
  2. The President signed the landmark SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the largest and most comprehensive legislative package addressing a single drug crisis in history. The act requires and encourages teaching about addiction medicine. Link
  3. The president helped secure a record $6 billion in funding to fight the opioid epidemic. Link
  4. Trump has reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent during his first year in office. Link
  5. Trump implemented a Safer Prescribing Plan that will cut opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years. Link
  6. In 2018, drug overdose deaths fell for the first time in 28 years, a sign of progress in the fight against the opioid epidemic. 2018 overdose deaths fell 4.1% compared to 2017. Link
  7. The Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced prescription opioid use in patients within the VA healthcare system by 64%. Link

Human Trafficking

  1. President Trump signed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, authorizing $430 million to fight sex and labor trafficking. He also signed the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, which strengthens programs supporting survivors and resources for combating modern slavery. Link
  2. In February 2017, the President signed Executive Order 13773, “Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking”, which directed the United States government to identify, interdict, disrupt, and dismantle the transnational criminal organizations that engage in human trafficking. Link
  3. President Trump is giving $35 million in Justice Department grants to aid human trafficking survivors. The grants will be shared by 73 organizations among 33 states to provide anywhere from 6 to 24 months of transitional or short-term housing assistance to survivors, including paying rent, utilities, or related expenses, such as a security deposit. Link
  4. As of August 19, 2020, the southern border wall has almost hit the 300-mile mark. The wall helped decrease human trafficking across the border. Areas on the southern border with a wall have seen a decrease in illegal alien crossings. Link
  5. President Trump signed an Executive Order on Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States. This order requires the Domestic Policy Council to commit one employee position to work on issues related to combating human trafficking occurring, into, from, and within the United States and to coordinate personnel in other components in the Executive Office of the President, including the Office of Economic Initiatives and the National Security Council, on such efforts. The order also requires the Secretary of State to make available, an online list of the federal government's resources to combat human trafficking. This includes resources to identify and report instances of human trafficking, protect and support victims of trafficking, and provide public outreach and training. The order also requires the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Homeland Security to improve methodologies for estimating the prevalence of human trafficking, and monitoring the impact of anti-trafficking efforts. Link

The Environment

  1. President Trump signed the Save Our Seas Act in 2018. This act grants $10 million from 2018 to 2022 for the NOAA and other agencies to reduce debris in oceans and coastal areas. This act also authorizes $2 million annually for the USCG to enforce laws related to discarded refuse from ships. It requires the NOAA to respond to severe marine debris events. This act expresses support for the Great Lakes Land-Based Marine Debris Action Plan as well. Link
  2. Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act, which would provide $900 million annually in oil and gas revenues for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which helps secure land for trails and parks. Link
  3. President Trump signed legislation designating 1.3 million new acres of wilderness- the largest public lands legislation in a decade. Link
  4. In 2019, the third year of the Trump presidency, the U.S. reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 2.1%. Link
  5. Emissions from electric power generation dropped by a massive 10% in 2019. That’s because of the switch from coal to natural gas and renewables in the electric power sector. Link
  6. The President proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule to reduce greenhouse gasses, empower states, promote energy independence, and facilitate economic growth and job creation. Link
  7. The Trump administration created a Superfund task force designed to streamline the Superfund cleanup program. Link
  8. Under the Trump Administration, EPA has deleted 82 sites from the NPL in four years equaling the number of deletions between 2008-2016. The attention and focus the Trump Administration has put on the Superfund program is making a real difference in the lives of people living in communities near Superfund sites across the country. Link

The Middle East

  1. Trump defeated ISIS’ territorial caliphate and announced he will be bringing America’s troops in Syria home. Link
  2. Killing Baghdadi was a top national security priority of Trump's Administration. They were successful and in late 2019 he was killed. Al-Baghdadi, the highest-ranking terrorist to be killed or captured since Osama bin Laden's death in 2011, headed the terrorist organization ISIS for the past five years. ISIS has become notorious for its brutal killings and beheadings. Link
  3. Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Soleimani. Qassem Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American soldiers. The State Department revealed that Iran is responsible for the deaths of more than 600 American service members during the war in Iraq. Link


  1. President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy there. Link
  2. Israel and Bahrain have decided to reconcile their relationship in a peace deal that was brokered by US President Donald Trump. Link
  3. Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner negotiated a historic peace agreement between Israel and the UAE. Link
  4. President Trump unveiled the “Peace to Prosperity” peace plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Link
  5. President Trump opposed the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 which claimed that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity. Link
  6. President Trump signed into law the Taylor Force Act, which stated that no American governmental funds shall be given to a Palestinian entity that financially rewards terrorists or their families. Link
  7. In March 2019, President Trump signed a proclamation that recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Link
  8. Under Trump's leadership, Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals. Link
  9. The US declared that settlements in Judea and Samaria are not necessarily illegal, for the first time. Link
  10. Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize relations under Trump's leadership, marking the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months under Trump. Link

Around the World

  1. President Trump has successfully advocated for cutting waste at the UN. Changes made to the organization’s structure allowed the UN to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget while making the organization more efficient. Link
  2. President Trump has taken tough action to combat Russia’s malign activities, including Russia’s efforts to undermine United States elections. Link
  3. President Trump has imposed tough sanctions on the corrupt regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Link
  4. Trump fulfills a key portion of his pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying. Link
  5. The Trump Administration has secured the release of numerous American citizens held abroad, including Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey, Josh Holt from Venezuela, and more. Link
  6. Donald Trump announced that he had signed an executive order to keep the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open. America must “continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists, wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. Link
  7. Trump has had over a dozen U.S. hostages freed, including those Obama could not get freed. Mr. Obama amended a longstanding U.S. policy not to negotiate with hostage-takers, making it more flexible. Mr. Trump continued to push the envelope on what could be done to release hostages, earning praise from those who view his efforts as a major foreign policy success. Link
  8. Kosovo gave Trump Order of Freedom for his role in securing a deal with Serbia. Link
  9. Bulgaria, North Macedonia, and Kosovo have all declared in agreements with the United States that say they’ll aim to safeguard their developing 5G wireless networks from Chinese-government influence, welcoming them into what the U.S. calls its “Clean Network” initiative. Link
  10. Under Trump, the Clean Network initiative was launched. Nations and corporations are invited to join a global effort to promote data privacy, security, human rights, and collaboration in communication networks. Link

Domestic Accomplishments

  1. The President signed legislation that reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, making more than $1 billion available for career education programs. Link
  2. President Trump’s administration submitted a plan to reorganize the executive branch to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Link
  3. Each quarter since taking office, President Trump has donated his salary, fulfilling a promise he made to the American people. Link
  4. Trump officially established the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces — the Space Force. Link
  5. Trump approved a Major Disaster Declaration to provide more than $43 million in federal funding to Michigan to help recover from the dam break. Link
  6. Trump announced the allocation of $2 million in federal funding for the 9/11 memorial and museum in NYC. Link
  7. Trump signed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund into law. Link
  8. Trump signed the PACT (Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture) Act in 2019. This bill makes animal abuse a federal felony. This act also increases jail time for animal crushers, as well as subjects violators to a larger fine. Link
  9. Trump signed an Executive Order “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” on May 11, 2017. This order directed departments and agencies to develop multiple reports to further understand cybersecurity risks to the nation and focus on ways to mitigate them. The order also updated policy to enhance the defensive capabilities of systems critical to political integrity, economic security, and national security, as well as increased the cyber defense budget. The order included the enhancement of the resilience of the internet and communications infrastructure and the strengthening of the nation’s cybersecurity workforce. Link
  10. Trump got the DOJ and FBI involved in the Vanessa Guillen case and has offered to help financially with her funeral. Link
  11. President Trump signed an Executive Order reestablishing an advisory council on science and technology (PCAST). Link
  12. President Trump gave over $42 million to support public safety statewide in Wisconsin and $1 million to Kenosha law enforcement, in the wake of the Kenosha riots. Link
  13. Trump’s U.S.D.A. committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure. Link
  14. Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, the biggest change to copyright law in decades. Link
  15. A Gallup poll found the majority of Americans believe they are better off now under the Trump administration than they were four years ago. Link

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