President Donald Trump leaves office tomorrow.
While the president departs under a cloud because of the tragic Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by some of his supporters, the White House wants America to know not everything has been about COVID-19 or that incident.
The administration recently published a list of 603 separate accomplishments done under Trump’s watch.
“Before the China Virus invaded our shores,” the report says, “We built the world’s most prosperous economy.”
As evidence it notes nearly 160 million Americans with jobs, the highest number ever; the lowest unemployment rate and jobless claims in 50 years, with record-low unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those without a high school diploma; and a boost in middle-class family income that was five times the gains made under the Obama administration; and the stock market pushed to previously unseen heights.
Continuing the economic news, the administration pointed out 7 million people came off food stamps before the virus crippled the economy, in large part because of the lockdown policies of Democratic governors. The homeownership rate for black Americans increased by 11 percent, while 1.2 million new manufacturing and construction jobs were among the 7 million created during trump’s tenure.
In other examples, Team Trump pointed out that:
The government’s volumes of regulations shed 25,000 pages, more than any other chief executive while cutting the cost of regulatory compliance by $50 billion. Deregulation reduced costs in the healthcare industry by $6.6 billion alone, saving 42 million hours of compliance paper-pushing.
For the first time in seven decades, America became an energy exporter, becoming the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer, thus cutting reliance on Middle Eastern oil sheikdoms.
The Obamacare individual mandate was repealed. Efforts to increase competition led to lower premiums in the individual market for three consecutive years. Drug prices dropped for the first time in 51 years, and the market for Medicare supplemental plans grew by 76 percent since 2017. Trump enacted the Right to Try act, giving terminally ill patients new access to experimental drugs.
The president appointed more than 230 new federal judges, a “historic” number who will “interpret the Constitution as written. That included three new Supreme Court justices to give conservatives a 6-3 advantage on the court.
On immigration, the administration erected more than 400 miles of “the world’s most robust and advanced border wall” along the Mexican border. Sanctuary cities were starved of federal funding, as new rules were established to slow “birth tourism” and to ensure new immigrants were economically self-sufficient.
Overseas, the administration convinced NATO allies to pay $400 billion more for their common defense by 2024 and brokered peace or “normalization” agreements between Israel and five predominantly Muslim nations. U.S. troops also received their largest pay raise in more than a decade. Under Trump, the U.S. military also took out two of the world’s most notorious terrorists. It liberated nearly 8 million people from the grip of ISIS.
Regarding religious liberty and related social issues, Trump ended federal funding of abortion both domestically and overseas and for fetal-tissue research. He also was the first president to attend the March for Life and opened the spigot of federal disaster aid to faith-based groups.
Dan Scavino, the president’s top official over social media, wrote on Facebook, “I encourage all Trump administration officials to hold your heads up high and be proud of what you have accomplished together, over the past four years, for the American people. While cancel culture kicks into high gear, and blacklisting of our names for future employment is underway, stay strong, and we will all prevail!”
The complete list is here: