“We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will Make America Great Again!” has been the slogan that the latest US President, Donald J. Trump has used throughout his presidential campaign and which probably won him the Presidential office.
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, setting the standards of excellence in his business endeavors, and now, for the United States of America.
A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, President Trump has always dreamed big and pushed the boundaries of what is possible his entire career, devoting his life to building business, jobs and the American Dream. This was brought to life by a movement he inspired in the people of America when he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in June 2015.
This movement would ultimately lead to one of the most unique Presidential campaigns in history. Ever the leader, Trump followed no rule book and took his message, “Make America Great Again” directly to the people. Campaigning in historically democratic states and counties across the country, Trump was elected President in November 2016 in the largest electoral college landslide for a Republican in 28 years. Mr. Trump won more than 2,600 counties nationwide, the most since President Ronald Reagan in 1984. And he received the votes of more than 62 million Americans, the most ever for a Republican candidate. These voters, in delivering a truly national victory and historic moment, rallied behind Mr. Trump’s commitment to rebuilding their country and disrupting the political status quo that had failed to deliver results.
Mr. Trump won, in part, because he campaigned in places Republicans have had difficulty winning—Flint, Michigan, charter schools in inner-city Cleveland, and Hispanic churches in Florida. He went there because he wanted to bring his message of economic empowerment to all Americans. Millions of new Republicans trusted Mr. Trump with their vote because of his commitment to delivering prosperity through a reformed tax code, an improved regulatory environment, and better trade deals. President Trump’s victory has brought Americans of all backgrounds together, and he is committed to delivering results for the Nation every day he serves in office.
President Trump is working hard to implement his ‘America First’ platform, continuing his promise to the American people to lower taxes, repeal and replace Obamacare, end stifling regulations, protect the US borders, keep jobs in the country, take care of the US veterans, strengthen the US military and law enforcement, and renegotiate bad trade deals, creating a government of, by and for the people.
He is making America First, again, restoring the nation’s faith, ushering in a bright, new future now and for generations to come.
Mr. Trump followed in his father’s footsteps into the world of real estate development, making his mark New York City. There, the Trump name soon became synonymous with the most prestigious of addresses in Manhattan and, subsequently, throughout the world.
Mr. Trump is also an accomplished author. He has written more than fourteen bestsellers. His first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic.
President Trump has had two previous marriages, but is now married to Melania, a US model of foreign decent for twelve years, and is the father of a son, Barron. Mr. Trump also has four adult children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany from his previous marriages, as well as nine grandchildren.
Almost immediately upon taking office, Trump began issuing a series of executive orders designed to fulfill some of his campaign promises and to project an image of swift, decisive action. His first order, signed on his first day as president, directed that all “unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens” imposed by the ACA should be minimized pending the “prompt repeal” of that law. Five days later he directed the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to begin planning for the construction of a wall along the country’s southern border. An executive order on ethics imposed a five-year ban on “lobbying activities” by former executive branch employees but weakened or removed some lobbying restrictions imposed by the Obama administration. Moreover, what is more promising is continued boom in the US stock market and unemployment dropping to the lowest levels in more than a decade.
Administrations typically tout their achievements broadly at the end of each year, but Trump plans to list jobs added, regulations killed, foreign policy victories won, and moves to help veterans and even drug addicts.
And in a sign of support for conservatives, the White House also is highlighting achievements for the pro-life community.
Below are the 12 categories and 81 wins cited by the White House.
Trump coauthored a number of books on entrepreneurship and his business career, including Trump: The Art of the Deal (1987), Trump: The Art of the Comeback (1997), Why We Want You to Be Rich (2006), Trump 101: The Way to Success (2006), and Trump Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into Success (2008).
Achievements of President Donald Trump
When Donald Trump swept to a shocking victory in the US presidential election 365 days ago, the world braced for what was to come next.
Here are some achievements of President Donald Trump
One of Mr Trump’s most spectacular election platforms was his determination to build a “big, beautiful wall” along the US-Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants.
He was also adamant Mexico should pay for the construction and threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on Mexican goods to achieve that.
The 3201km-long border sees 350 million legal crossings each year, making it the most frequently crossed in the world.
No work has begun on the wall yet, but regardless, Trump’s repeated warnings have been heard and heeded south of the border.
As Barack Obama left office, he nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy as Associate Justice in the US Supreme Court, the highest court in the land.
But with the election looming, the Senate refused to confirm the appointment and Garland’s nomination expired as Trump took office.
Instead, he promoted Neil Gorsuch to the seat, perhaps the first and highest-profile appointment of a radical shift in the judiciary. Mr Trump will have the opportunity to make several High Court appointments and has already begun filling lower courts with lifetime appointees.
At 49, it was predicted that Mr Gorsuch would be there for a long time.
According to former Democrat aide Ron Klain, who served under Bill Clinton and Mr Obama,
“A massive transformation is underway in how our fundamental rights are defined by the federal judiciary,”
While President Trump is incompetent at countless aspects of his job, he is proving wildly successful in one respect – naming youthful conservative nominees to the federal bench in record-setting numbers.
Environment vs Industry
Mr Trump has taken considerable flack for undoing many of the environmental reforms introduced by Mr Obama, most notably US membership of the Paris Agreement on climate control.
Essentially, the Trump administration has questioned whether climate change is real and how much can be blamed on humans.
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt intends setting up two teams – red and blue – to robustly debate the issue from both sides, which seems extremely pragmatic, but utterly pointless to those who consider the answer is obvious.
The EPA has already begun dismantling Mr Obama’s Clean Power Plan, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas, and overturning a drilling ban in the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic Ocean.
“Just the number of environment rollbacks in this time frame is astounding,” Harvard University environmental law professor Richard Lazarus told the New York Times.
Of course, these changes are great news for the industrial lobby, which has heavily influenced the EPA under Trump and Pruitt.
“It amounts to a corporate takeover of the agency in its decision and policy-making functions,” said Robert Weissman, president of government watchdog group Public Citizen.
The Paris withdrawal in June was largely symbolic, since the US cannot formally pull out until November 2019 and that will not take effect for another year after that – the day after the next presidential election.
Also, treaty decisions are non-binding, which means the 140 ratifying countries – including the United States – aren’t obliged to follow through on any of them.
Mr Trump has promised to “begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its business, its workers, its people, its taxpayers”.
Many Americans would applaud the defence of their interests.
Mr Trump claims the US economy is “surging” and while there are certainly signs it is healthy, much of that optimism can be traced back to the slow-burning policies of previous administrations.
Under his watch, though, the stock market has hit an all-time high, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average exceeding 23,000 for the first time ever. A year ago, it stood at about 18,200.
That confidence is attributed to the corporate world’s greater trust in Trump, compared to the alternatives of Obama or Hillary Clinton.
This upturn even seems to have confounded the Wall Street curse, that claims markets tend to peak in September or October of years ending in ‘7’, before plummeting. “Black Monday” – the most disastrous single day in stock market history – occurred on October 19, 1987.
But dealing in a system that is even more complex than it was 30 years ago, traders are still understandably nervous about the effects of the inevitable downturn.
“We don’t know when that day is going to be,” Themis Trading co-founder Joseph Saluzzi was found sharing with MarketWatch.com.
“It could be tomorrow or next year, or two or three years from now… but when it happens, it’s going to be really, really ugly.”
Perhaps the greatest thing Mr Trump has given Americans is a sense that he won’t back down from anyone in the world.
He’s talked tough on stamping out terrorism using any means available and when your constitution includes the right to bear arms, that comes with a certain expectation that they should not remain holstered when your home is under threat.
Most world leaders prefer diplomacy and maybe Mr Trump’s aggressive rhetoric is really a cover for more peaceful measures taking place behind the scenes.
Or maybe his bluster is simply making the US a bigger, juicier target for its many enemies.
But even as the president plays nuclear chess with North Korea, he has claimed significant victories over some of his other rivals
In August, the State Department reported that nearly a third of the territory reclaimed from ISIS since 2014 has been won back since Trump took office.
The Islamic State’s occupation of Iraq and Syria peaked in early 2015, but has more than halved since. Of the 70,000 square kilometers seized back, mainly by local forces, 20,000 square kilometers have come under Trump.
On the homefront, the Justice Department has enjoyed success against the vicious El Salvador-influenced MS-13 gang, with 17 members arrested for 12 murders in Long Island, New York.
Ironically, some claim Mr Trump’s tough immigration policies are actually scaring away informants, who fear deportation if they come forward.