Through December 2017, President Trump has made great strides in helping the American people.  In addition to:

  • 100 percent vote by UN Security Council to sanction North Korea.
  • 41 percent decline in illegal southern border crossings
  • 97,482 illegal immigrant arrests, 70 percent convicted of additional crimes, 52,169 expelled

Take a look below at his various accomplishments:


  • Adopted a resolute policy on Afghanistan
  • Advocated for practical tertiary education
  • Advocated for skills-based immigration policies
  • American companies now expanding rather than shipping jobs overseas
  • Announced sanctions targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
  • Approved the Keystone pipeline
  • Called for international support of Iranian protesters
  • Canceled school lunch program that failed to force children to eat unpopular foods
  • Constructed test models of the border fence
  • Convinced Japan and South Korea to increase defense spending
  • Convinced NATO members to honor minimum financial commitments
  • Decertified Iranian nuclear treaty and sent it to Senate as constitutionally required
  • Designated North Korea as a state-sponsor of terrorism
  • Restored policy barring federal funding of abortions overseas
  • Restoring military capability in the face of personnel shortages and equipment failures
  • Revamped U.S. space program, assigning ambitious new objectives
  • Revised rules for screening potential terrorist tourists
  • Sanctioned Venezuela for human rights violations
  • Sanctuary cities legislation passed House pending in Senate


  • Eliminated prohibition on interstate health insurance sales
  • Ended abuses of the student loan forgiveness program
  • Ended forced provision of contraception by Catholic nunneries
  • Ended requirement for state funding of Planned Parenthood
  • Ended research into Y2K preparedness
  • Ended rule requiring employers to report pay data by gender and race


  • Expanded school-choice efforts
  • FCC has begun to dismantle unnecessary Internet “Neutrality” regulations
  • Foreign firms building plants and creating jobs in the U.S.
  • Improved rules of engagement for military in combat situations
  • Initiated resistance “sue and settle” tactics against EPA
  • Initiated sanctions on Venezuelan dictatorship
  • Introduced regulatory budgeting requiring agencies to rescind two rules to issue a new one
  • ISIS bombing ramped up from about 20 to 500 or more airstrikes per week
  • ISIS ground campaign intensified; Raqqa captured, its fighters surrendering in large numbers

nominations & awareness

  • Issued a National Security Strategy
  • Kate's Law passed House now pending in Senate
  • Leveraged U.S. contribution to UN budget to force 5 percent budget cut and reduce staffs
  • NLRB reversed rule making indirect employee control sufficient to be “joint employees”
  • Nominated 60 judges, 21 confirmed, none yet denied
  • Nominated a new Fed chief
  • Nominated one Supreme Court judge, who was confirmed
  • Obtained release of Aya Hijazi after three years in Egyptian prison
  • Obtained release of Caitlan Coleman and husband from Haqqani
  • Obtained release of UCLA basketball players from China
  • Raised awareness of Opioid addiction crisis
  • Recognized Jerusalem as Israeli capital and announced plan to move U.S. embassy there


  • Appointed a Transportation Secretary who is modernizing air traffic control
  • Appointed an Education Secretary who is correcting abuses of Title IX
  • Appointed an EPA administrator who has rescinded over 30 regulations
  • Appointed an FDA director who is facilitating generic drug competition
  • Appointed an Interior Secretary to improve forest management and expand users of public lands

other accomplishments

  • Reduced excess size of two national parks in Utah
  • Reduced permanent staff in all Cabinet agencies except VA, HS and Interior
  • Reduced White House staff by 110
  • Repeal of ACA mandate included in tax change bill
  • Requested increased funding for missile defense in face of North Korean and Iranian threats.
  • Rescinded (temporarily) the Jones Act, facilitating speedier emergency shipments to Puerto Rico
  • Rescinded 2015 Waters of the United States rule
  • Rescinded ban drilling in the Arctic and coastal areas
  • Rescinded coal mining ban on public lands
  • Rescinded criminalization of accidental killing of migratory birds
  • Rescinded Cuban cash give-away
  • The president’s lawyers announced a framework for restoring the separation of powers
  • Rescinded the “Clean Power Plan”
  • Rescinded the “War on Coal”
  • Rescinded threat to pull funds from schools that prohibit transgenders picking their bathrooms
  • Rescinded Title IX “guidance letter” on sexual harassment
  • Signed 74 legislative bills (13 reversing executive orders) and 23 joint resolutions into law
  • Signed comprehensive tax change bill containing most of the changes he proposed
  • Signed legislation opening Arctic Natural Wildlife Reserve [ANWR] to oil drilling
  • Signed legislation to expedite firing of incompetent VA officials
  • Supreme Court largely upheld ban on selected travelers
  • Taking steps to control the rogue Consumer Finance Protection Agency
  • Targeted MS13 gang members for priority deportation

What to expect in the future:

  • Congress should cease delegating its legislative power to the executive branch
  • Courts should stop rubber-stamping regulations and orders that lack force of law
  • Executive will end informal “guidance documents” that undermine due process
  • U.S. energy production is on the upswing
  • U.S. sorties and assisted forces reduced ISIS to 2 percent of the area controlled in 2016
  • Unemployment is at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low
  • Withdrew from Paris Climate Accord
  • Withdrew from UNESCO (a warning to other wasteful, overstaffed UN agencies

Generalizing, under Mr. Trump we’re seeing a wide-ranging reduction of regulatory overreach and restoration of the separation of powers now specified in speeches to the Federalist Society, elements in a coherent policy aimed at making the US the dominant center for investment globally.

The National Security Policy concentrates on two areas. In the Near East, it focuses on Iran and drops the long-moribund Israeli-Palestinian negotiations until the latter become more realistic, less violent, and more dependable in keeping agreements in favor of the quietly emerging alliance of several Arab states with Israel.

In the Far East, it seeks increased cooperation with Australia, India, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam in efforts to halt Chinese imperialism in the South China Sea.

Overall, like it or not, Mr. Trump has enacted many of his campaign promises and is working to implement others. Perhaps of greatest distress to the Democrats, he has done so by turning the Alinsky playbook against the left which had thought of them as exclusively its own.