The Claim: President Donald Trump Achieved These 10 Things
As President Donald Trump is in the final stretch of his bid for reelection, some of his supporters are pointing to accomplishments the president supposedly has achieved since he took office in 2017.
President Donald Trump over the last week did the following, but you probably won’t hear about it from the News, the reads, accompanied by three muscle-flexing emoji and an American flag emoji.
The post then lists 10 supposed accomplishments, from making vaccines voluntary to busting global trafficking rings. The original poster did not respond to USA TODAYs request for comment.
Heres a breakdown of each claim.
Trump Signed The Biggest Wilderness Protection & Conservation Bill In A Decade And Designated 375000 Acres As Protected Land
This is misleading.While Mr. Trump did sign the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act of 2019, he has stripped protections from far more land than he has preserved. Most notably, he removed some two million acres in Utah that had been part of the Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah. According to a study published in May 2019 in Science, Mr. Trump is responsible for the largest reduction in the boundaries of protected land in U.S. history.
Under His Leadership Isis Has Lost Most Of Its Territory And Been Largely Dismantled
American-led strikes against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq began in 2014, predating the Trump administration. In 2018, Mr. Trump claimed in a tweet that ISIS had been defeated and ordered a withdrawal of U.S. troops within 30 days. He eventually gave military leaders more time after their objections. By 2019, the Islamic State had lost nearly all of its territory, but the group remains a threat.
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Combatting The Opioid Crisis
Brought unprecedented attention and support to combat the opioid crisis.
Took action to seize illegal drugs and punish those preying on innocent Americans.
- In FY 2019, ICE HSI seized 12,466 pounds of opioids including 3,688 pounds of fentanyl, an increase of 35 percent from FY 2018.
- Seized tens of thousands of kilograms of heroin and thousands of kilograms of fentanyl since 2017.
- The Department of Justice prosecuted more fentanyl traffickers than ever before, dismantled 3,000 drug trafficking organizations, and seized enough fentanyl to kill 105,000 Americans.
- DOJ charged more than 65 defendants collectively responsible for distributing over 45 million opioid pills.
- Brought kingpin designations against traffickers operating in China, India, Mexico, and more who have played a role in the epidemic in America.
- Indicted major Chinese drug traffickers for distributing fentanyl in the U.S for the first time ever, and convinced China to enact strict regulations to control the production and sale of fentanyl.
Stock Market Has Reached Record Highs
The highest closing record of the Dow Jones industrial average, the index of 30 top U.S. companies, was reached in February, after investors appeared to be encouraged that the trade wars initiated by Mr. Trump were being resolved. Recent interest-rate cuts in 2019 also contributed. This March, the Dow fell a record 2,013.76 points to 23,851.02, after it became clear that the U.S. economy would lock down because of the pandemic. That drop was followed by two more record-setting point drops.
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Nato Allies Increased Their Defense Spending Because Of His Pressure Campaign
True. Although NATO countries were already modestly increasing their military spending before Mr. Trump took office, there is evidence that his public complaints led to a deal that allowed the United States to decrease its own spending, while some other countries increased their share each year that he has been in office.
He Signed A Bill This Year Allowing Some Drug Imports From Canada So That Prescription Prices Would Go Down
President Trump has signed a series of executive orders aimed at making it easier for states to import cheaper drugs from Canada. But it is far from clear whether these executive orders will succeed in that aim. This proposal bears no resemblance to Mr. Trumps 2016 promise to use the buying power of the federal government to negotiate lower prices for drugs for Medicare patients, which would save hundreds of billions of dollars over a decade. Mr. Trump has not kept that promise. If he were serious about doing so, he would push Republicans in the Senate to pass the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which Democrats passed last year. Theres no evidence that he has done so.
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Election Night And The Next Day
The news media and election experts were surprised at Trump’s winning the Electoral College. On the eve of the vote, spread betting firm had Clinton at an Electoral College spread of 307322 against Trump’s 216231. The final polls showed a lead by Clinton and in the end she did receive more votes. Trump himself expected, based on polling, to lose the election, and rented a small hotel ballroom to make a brief concession speech, later remarking: “I said if we’re going to lose I don’t want a big ballroom.” Trump performed surprisingly well in all , especially , , , and . Even , , and , states that had been predicted to vote Democratic, were won by Trump. reported that “Trumptown knew they’d won by 5:30. Math, calculations, candidate dislike causing voter abstention begat the numbers.”
According to the authors of , the White House had concluded by late Tuesday night that Trump would win the election. Obama’s political director called Clinton campaign manager to persuade Clinton to concede the election, with no success. Obama then called Clinton directly, citing the importance of continuity of government, to ask her to publicly acknowledge that Trump had won. Believing that Clinton was still unwilling to concede, the president then called her campaign chair , but the call to Clinton had likely already persuaded her.
Trump Made Vaccines Voluntary Not Mandatory The Military Will Check Purity And Distribute Vaccines
Every state in the U.S. requires children to be vaccinated against certain diseases as a condition for attending school. Those laws have been put in place by state governments, not the federal government.
All school immunization laws offer exemptions to children for medical reasons, and 45 states plus Washington, D.C., grant exemptions for religious reasons, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Just 15 states allow exemptions for philosophical reasons.
Its possible this claim stemmed from comments the president made at a May 15 press briefing regarding the production of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Were looking for a full vaccine for everyone that wants to get it, Trump said. Not everybody is going to want to get it.
At that same press conference, Trump indicated the military may be involved in the distribution of the vaccine, asserting that once the vaccine is ready the government will deploy every plane, truck and soldier required to help distribute it to the American people as quickly as possible.
Our rating: False
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Restoring American Leadership Abroad
Restored Americas leadership in the world and successfully negotiated to ensure our allies pay their fair share for our military protection.
- Secured a $400 billion increase in defense spending from NATO allies by 2024, and the number of members meeting their minimum obligations more than doubled.
- Worked to reform and streamline the United Nations and reduced spending by $1.3 billion.
- Allies, including Japan and the Republic of Korea, committed to increase burden-sharing.
- Protected our Second Amendment rights by announcing the United States will never ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty.
- Returned 56 hostages and detainees from more than 24 countries.
- Worked to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific region, promoting new investments and expanding American partnerships.
Advanced peace through strength.
Renewed our cherished friendship and alliance with Israel and took historic action to promote peace in the Middle East.
Stood up against Communism and Socialism in the Western Hemisphere.
Stunning: List Of Trump Administration Accomplishments
While the party of treason has spent the whole of the past three years destroying America and persecuting us , President Trump goes from one major accomplishment to another.
The Democrats have spent the whole of the Trump presidency trying to indict the President on a conspiracy THEY were guilty of, in order to deflect and distract from their high crimes and misdemeanor in Russia and Ukraine. This whole impeachment hoax is a massive cover-up.
Is it any wonder that the latest sampling from Trumps rally shows attendees were 27% Democrat, 20% Black and 24% were sideline voters?
16,432 voters identified
24% voted once or less in last 4 elections
Data from Fridays Mississippi rally:
16,432 voters identified
24% voted once or less in last 4 elections
More winning numbers that will help secure #FourMoreYears for !
Continue to outperform 2016.
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Trump Defunded The World Health Organization Forever And Wants An Investigation Into Its Operations
Trump announced in April that he planned to stop funding the World Health Organization.
Today Im instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organizations role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus, Trump told reporters April 14. As the organizations leading sponsor, the United States has a duty to insist on full accountability.
Whether the president can actually stop funding WHO is another question. Congress holds the countrys spending power, so if Congress mandates aid to WHO by statute, Trump has no constitutional authority to deny it, according to an “Expert Forum” analysis published by the American Constitution Society, a left-leaning organization. However, current appropriations laws give the administration some flexibility over WHO funding, so the administration may have the authority to withhold funding until Congress eliminates that flexibility, the analysis explains.
The U.S. still owes WHO money, too.
AFP reported that as of May 31, the U.S. owed WHO $203 million in outstanding assessed contribution fees, according to a WHO status report. As of Aug. 31, the U.S. owes WHO about $99 million, that report states, indicating the U.S. has paid WHO since Trumps claims were made.
Our rating: Missing context
Relationship With The Press
Trump began promoting himself in the press in the 1970s, and continued to seek media attention throughout his career, sustaining a “lovehate” relationship with the press. In the 2016 campaign, Trump benefited from a record amount of free media coverage, elevating his standing in the Republican primaries.The New York Times writer Amy Chozick wrote in 2018 that Trump’s media dominance enthralled the public and created “must-see TV.”
As a candidate and as president, Trump frequently accused the press of bias, calling it the “fake news media” and “the enemy of the people“. In 2018, journalist Lesley Stahl recounted Trump’s saying he intentionally demeaned and discredited the media “so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you”.
As president, Trump privately and publicly mused about revoking the press credentials of journalists he viewed as critical. His administration moved to revoke the press passes of two White House reporters, which were restored by the courts. In 2019, a member of the foreign press reported many of the same concerns as those of media in the U.S., expressing concern that a normalization process by reporters and media results in an inaccurate characterization of Trump. The Trump White House held about a hundred formal press briefings in 2017, declining by half during 2018 and to two in 2019.
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Fact Check: Trump Accomplishments List
There is a post being shared on social media that is being called Trump Accomplishments and urges readers to verify each of the accomplishments and to share the list with others because the media isnt talking about these accomplishment. When I received the list, I knew some of the things but hadnt heard of many of them so I was curious.
I dont agree with all of these policies or actions but some of them are damn good, like getting us out of the destructive Paris Accord, tax cuts and others. Because Im a sadist , I decided to research each of the statements to verify. I also organized them into categories because this was not Kim-sui.
Each of the accomplishments in this list are true. Of course, we wont know the full effects of some of these Executive Orders, guidances or legislation as its too early to tell and others may still need some work to be done in the future, but at their face value, everything on this list was easily verifiable and from a variety of different sources as well. Some of these may be controversial but thats an entirely different conversation.
There are other items that could be added as well like dumping the Iran Deal or removing the destructive and racist Critical Race Theory from federal government training but I figured this list alone was long enough and my point was really to verify all of the items ON the list.
Reminder: This was all happening before the Communist Chinese Government sent COVID-19 to our shores.
Kicked Banks Out Of Federal Student Loan Program Expanded Pell Grant Funding
As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed a measure ending the decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans. As a result, all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. More than half of the savings is dedicated to expanding Pell Grants to lower-income students.
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More Than 7 Million Jobs Created Since The Election
In January of 2020, there were about 152 million nonfarm jobs in the country about seven million more than existed in January of 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the number of jobs has been growing since 2010. In fact, the country gained more jobs about eight million between 2014 and 2017, the last years of the Obama administration. And since the pandemic began, between 10 million and 20 million jobs have been lost.
Trump’s Accomplishments Were Many
On Feb. 1, 2020, Joe Biden stated, “We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science, not Donald’s Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
“Trump further diminished the United States in the eyes of the world by expanding his travel ban. This new “African Ban” is designed to make it harder for Black and brown people to immigrate to the United States. It’s a disgrace and we cannot let him succeed.”
Due to Obama and Biden Administration, President Trump lacked sufficient ventilators to help treat COVID-19 virus patients. He asked for help from corporations, businesses, military, medical field, scientists, etc. United States citizens brought out their talents providing aide and items needed.
In December 2020, Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Pulmonologist, at NYU Langone stated, “It is remarkable America is the first country in the world to first vaccinate its populations with COVID-19 virus. Incredible when President Trump said vaccine deliveries may start next week.”
On Nov. 27, 2021, Biden declared new travel restrictions due to the new omicron COVID variant to Namiba, Mozambique, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa effective Nov. 29, 2021.
President Trump’s accomplishments better border security, felt United Nations
pay their fair share, got American workers 16 % pay raise, cut gas prices in half,
Donna R. Becker
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Notable Accomplishments That President Trump Did During His Term
President Trump made significant accomplishments throughout his term. Although many judged him as the most controversial and divisive President in the US modern history, he maintained a steady approval rating and has repeatedly recorded notable feats.
Lets take a look at the accomplishments that President Trump did during his term and its overall impact on the country and the world.
Empowered American patients by greatly expanding healthcare choice, transparency, and affordability.
Issued unprecedented reforms that dramatically lowered the price of prescription drugs.
Strengthened Womens Right To Fair Pay
Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, giving women who are paid less than men for the same work the right to sue their employers after they find out about the discrimination, even if it happened years ago. Under previous law, as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the statute of limitations on such suits ran out 180 days after the alleged discrimination occurred, even if the victims never knew about it.
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