As we are approaching the two year, halfway point, of President Trump’s first term in office, there are a few things we should NOT forget about our President.
Don’t forget that Donald Trump was not a politician.
Don’t forget that the primary elections and the presidential election were his first elections ever.
Don’t forget that President Trump was the underdog of ALL underdogs.
Don’t forget that nobody gave him a chance to win the presidential election in 2016, much less his party’s nomination.
Don’t forget that broadcasters and analysts regularly laughed at the suggestion that Donald Trump could become president.
Don’t forget that none of the national polls gave him any kind of chance of winning the election, or of even being close.
Don’t forget that the DNC and the “fake news” were caught feeding questions to Hillary Clinton during the debates…, with no consequences.
Don’t forget that besides the democrat party being against him, most establishment republicans were against him as well.
Don’t forget that Donald Trump basically only spent his own money on the election, while Hillary Clinton spent close to a billion dollars from foreign donors, big business donors, lobbyists and various political advocacy groups, at a margin of 10 to 1.
Don’t forget that the so-called “free press” was “all-in” on Hillary Clinton, and that 99% of their “reporting” was pro-Clinton” and “anti-Trump.”
Don’t forget that the Obama administration, the Obama “Department of Justice” and the Obama FBI, did everything they could do legally and illegally to sidetrack the Trump campaign, including spying on his campaign.
Don’t forget that Donald Trump shocked himself, Hillary Clinton, republicans and democrats, and all of the American voters, on either side, when he won the Presidency early in the morning of November 9, 2016.
Don’t forget that President Trump and his family have been under attack from liberals, the democrat party, the “biased fake news media” and most of Hollywood since day one of him winning the election.
Don’t forget that President Trump has kept many of his promises, and is working on keeping the rest. Here is what he has managed to accomplish in his first 21 months in office:
Regarding Right to Life
President Trump has taken extensive steps to dismantle Title X of the Public Health and Human Service Act, which would prevent further funding of all programs where abortion is a method of family planning.
The reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, allowed for an initial push to defund abortion providers.
President Trump discontinued funding the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in support of the administration’s anti-abortion policy.
The President has pushed to unite Congress around the preservation of life through the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
President Trump has formally recognized Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the nation of Israel.
The relocation of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, is one more fulfilled promise to stand alongside Israel in the face of anti-Semitism across the globe.
President Trump nominated Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a pro-Israel champion for the United States on the global stage.
The United States has pulled out of the UN Human Rights Council based on the fact that it is a poor defender of human rights.
Regarding Judicial Appointments
On January 31st, 2017, President Trump nominated constitutional originalist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. In only his first year, Gorsuch has proven himself to be a champion of the Constitution and of religious freedom.
On July 9th, 2018, President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Judge Kavanaugh is the best of the best, who builds consensus and decides cases based on the law, not personal policy preferences.
President Trump has the most circuit court judges confirmed of any President in their first year, and secured Justice Neil Gorsuch’s and Bret Kavanaugh’s confirmations to the United States Supreme Court.
Regarding Religious Freedom
President Trump signed the Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. All executive departments and agencies (agencies) shall, to the greatest extent practicable and to the extent permitted by law, respect and protect the freedom of persons and organizations to engage in religious and political speech. Merry Christmas!
Former Pro-Life Governor of Kansas, Sam Brownback, was successfully confirmed as ambassador of International Religious Freedom, which has the mission of promoting religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy.
The Trump administration has created a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, prioritizing the protection of religious rights of all Americans.
The President announced an Executive Order On the National Day of Prayer concerning religious freedoms which provides a greater opportunity for community building, faith-based organizations to compete for federal grants, contracts, programs and other funding opportunities.
Regarding Tax Reform
‘Historic tax cuts’ would be an understatement as the Trump administration spearheaded the successful initiative to return taxpayer dollars to the wallets of working Americans.
Commercial taxes have been slashed, allowing businesses to expand, creating jobs and giving back to their employees.
The administration doubled the standard deduction as well as doubled the child tax credit.
Regarding the Economy
Over 4 million jobs have been created under President Trump’s administration, so far.
Unemployment has fallen to 3.7% – lowest rate in 34 years.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit all-time highs over 70 separate times.
More regulatory restrictions have been removed than at any time in the history of our country.
African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American unemployment rates are at ALL-TIME lows.
The unemployment rate for women is at a 56 year low.
More people are working now that at any time in our nation’s history.
President Trump got us out of the unfair World Trade Organization (WTO).
President Trump declined to continue participating in The Paris Climate Accord, which unfairly limited The United States economically.
Many trade deals have been cancelled or renegotiated to be fairer, bringing many jobs back to the USA and evening the playing field regarding international trade.
Regarding Illegal immigration
His travel ban from questionable countries was finally allowed to be put in place.
Work on “the wall” has begun.
Policies have been implemented that support more active intervention by ICE and the Border Patrol.
Regarding VA Oversight
Laws were passed that allow workers in the VA system to be fired for their poor performance or poor behavior.
Laws were passed which allow veterans to seek private health care options if they are put on a long waiting list or if their care is less than satisfactory.
Regarding Combating the Opioid Crisis
The President has called a Nationwide Public Health Emergency in response to the opioid crisis.
President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.
Resources have been allocated to states to fight drug addiction and begin rehabilitation for those who have been affected by opioid abuse.
Regarding National Security and Foreign Relations
Under the direction of President Trump, the rebuilding of the United States military has become a priority and a reality.
The President has empowered the U.S. armed forces to dismantle ISIS in the Middle East.
President Trump backed us out of the poorly conceived Iran Nuclear Deal and reinstated economic sanctions.
President Trump has taken major steps in negotiating peace on the Korean Peninsula, including getting the North Korean regime to agree to a total denuclearization of the peninsula.
President Trump has instructed the Pentagon to begin the process of establishing another branch of the service, The Space Force.
NATO nations have been pushed to pay their fair share regarding support of the organization.
Member nations of The United Nations have been put on notice that they need to increase their monetary support, as The United States will no longer carry over 80% of the institution’s weight.
President Trump says that he and his administration have accomplished more in the first two years of his first term than any other President in History. I guess I would have to agree. His list of accomplishments is long and impressive.
Don’t forget that President Trump said if he were to be elected president that there would be so much WINNING that we would get tired of it.
You were right, Sir. There has been an incredible amount of winning, but I’m not tired of it yet!
Oh, and don’t forget that President Trump needs our support during the November midterm elections!
Imagine all that President Trump could accomplish in another two years if he would continue to have majorities in The House and the Senate!
Please get out and vote in November in support of the republicans and President Trump.
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