Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century. The Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.
Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years. The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans.
Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Opened ANFR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.
Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic. Increased our coal exports by 60 percent; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957. Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court. Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect our national security.
Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices. Improved vetting and screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
Amy Coney Barrett became Trump's third Supreme Court justice on October 26, barely a week before Election Day. Even though Trump was not reelected in 2020, his presidency will continue to have an influence on the direction of the US because of the sheer number of conservative federal judges he's installed.
This is nationally critical,” Gen. John Raymond, who Trump tapped to lead the Space Force, told reporters recently. In many ways, the new branch is simply a more centralized version of military missions in space that already existed from the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
The law was the biggest overhaul to the nation's tax code in three decades, and the president pitched it as “rocket fuel” for the American economy. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, among others, said the law would juice the nation's gross domestic product to 3% (or more, as Trump said 6%) and soon pay for itself and spread prosperity.
AP Photo/Andrew Harris Trump signed the First Step Act into law in December 2018, marking the first legislative victory in years for advocates seeking to reform the criminal justice system. It offers relatively modest changes to the federal prison system, but was praised as an important step forward by groups and activists seeking to end mass incarceration.
The terrorist group's territorial holdings were the basis for its so-called caliphate, and provided it will a major base of operations to conduct attacks across the world. Anthony Rider/Wikimedia Commons Trump's response to a deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, remains one of the most controversial moments in his presidency.
The president was excoriated by Republicans and Democrats alike over his response and his failure to offer a swift and forceful condemnation of white-supremacist violence. “President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist, neo-Nazis and KKK members,” Graham added.
Polling shows that the vast majority of Black Americans believe Trump is a racist, and his approval rating with this demographic stands at 8%, according to Gallup. Reuters America's global image has declined significantly under Trump, who has repeatedly insulted key US allies while cozying up to dictators.
The president's tendency to push important allies away and isolate the US, including by pulling out of landmark international agreements like the Paris climate accord, has had a palpable impact. Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has also left the US embarrassed on the world stage, and created a void in global leadership that China has rushed to fill.
The UN human-rights chief, Michelle Bachelor, in July said she was “shocked” by the US government's treatment of migrant children and the conditions they faced in detention facilities after crossing the border from Mexico. The president has failed to thwart Iran's aggressive behavior in the region through a maximum pressure campaign, meant to squeeze Tehran into negotiating a more stringent version of the pact.
After a series of incidents in the Persian Gulf region in 2019, tensions between Washington and Tehran reached historic heights and sparked fears of war. These fears were exacerbated after Trump ordered a strike that killed Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani, in early January.
In doing so, Trump effectively abandoned US-allied Kurdish forces who bore the brunt of the US-led campaign against ISIS to a Turkish military invasion. The withdrawal induced a humanitarian crisis and created a security vacuum that Russia, Iran, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an accused war criminal, all benefited from.
Meanwhile, The New York Times in June reported that US intelligence officials determined Russia has paid bounties to Taliban-linked Afghan militants to kill US troops. It did not overturn the entire law, sending it back to a lower court, and leaving the fate of Obamacare uncertain as an election year focused on healthcare intensifies.
Trump urged Ukraine to launch investigations into his political rivals as he simultaneously withheld about $400 million in congressional approved military aid from the country, which is fighting an ongoing war against pro-Russian separatists. Trump has repeatedly downplayed the threat of the virus and contradicted top public-health experts, flouting recommendations from advisors on his own White House coronavirus task force.
In March, Trump privately admitted to veteran reporter Bob Woodward (on tape) that he was deliberately misleading the public on the dangers of the virus in an effort to avoid inducing panic. Coronavirus lockdowns in early 2020 and reduced consumer spending led to tens of millions of job losses as whole segments of the economy sputtered.
Though the economy is still far from recovered, Trump also failed to bring Congress together to pass a second coronavirus stimulus package prior to Election Day as Americans across the country struggled to cover rent and other bills. The GOP-controlled Senate instead prioritized confirming Trump's Supreme Court nominee, essentially placing the economy and the livelihoods of Americans on the back-burner.
Less than a week before he was diagnosed, Trump mocked former Vice President Joe Biden for routinely wearing a mask in public. Top public-health experts have repeatedly urged Americans to wear a mask or face covering, touting the practice as the best tool available in fighting the virus.
Though multiple major news outlets have declared president-elect Joe Biden the projected winner of the 2020 election, Trump has refused to concede. Even as world leaders have begun to congratulate Biden, a major sign of the president-elect's legitimacy, Trump has continued to deny reality.
Trump's refusal to concede breaks from a democratic tradition in the US that dates back to its earliest days when President John Adams lost the 1800 election and peacefully stepped aside for Thomas Jefferson, a member of another political party, to take over. Last year, I attended a “save Goodyear” meeting chaired by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala.
I had never met or talked to Jones, but after his opening remarks concerning the Goodyear closure, one thought kept going through my head. After his tepid remarks, I knew Goodyear was getting no help from this government representative.
As a matter of fact, he couldn’t control the meeting or the local politicians in attendance. Hopefully, the citizens of the state of Alabama will vote Jones out of office along with his millions of dollars of campaign money contributed by Hollywood and other liberal donors.
I, quite frankly, was surprised at the results, because I listen to the negative daily drumbeat of the liberal national media toward Trump. Trump has been called a racist, but facts don’t support that opinion, which I believe is based on nothing but innuendos.
Here are the facts concerning Trump and the African American community as reported by Farah Stock man, member of the editorial board of the New York Times. The lowest-paid 25% of Americans had a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers.
This benefits African Americans because many, according to Associated Press research cited in 2018 by USA TODAY, are in low-paying jobs. In 2018, Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that enacted reforms that made our justice system fairer and helps former inmates return to society.
More than 90% of those benefiting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are African Americans. The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans.
Reauthorization since 2016, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs. Considering those accomplishments, it is puzzling that black leaders continue to march in lockstep with the Democrats.
Under Trump ’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil. The Trump administration made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.
Other accomplishments include a dozen hostages freed, moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, initiating historic tax cut legislation for Opportunity Zones and fulfilling his campaign promise to improve the Veterans Administration, just to name a few. Trump has achieved many of his goals, while surviving a corrupt impeachment investigation, hostility by a liberal press and a continuing pandemic of epic proportions.