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    Lexx continues to lie and distort President Trump’s record. Therefore, in the interest of protecting the integrity of this forum, lexx is required to either refute or acknowledgeTrump’s accomplishments. If lexx refutes the record posted here, he must postevidence proving the record is in error. If lexx is honest, he will admit therecord is correct, and post a correction or an apology for lying and distortingTrump’s record.
    President Trump’s Accomplishments:
    Economic Growth
    4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of2018.
    For the first time in more than a decade,growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year.

    Jobs

    4 million new jobs have been created sincethe election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.
    More Americans are employed now than everbefore in our history.
    Jobless claims at lowest level in nearlyfive decades.
    The economy has achieved the longestpositive job-growth streak on record.
    Job openings are at an all-time high andoutnumber job seekers for the first time on record.
    Unemployment claims at 50 year low
    African-American, Hispanic, andAsian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.
    African-American unemployment hit a recordlow of 5.9 percent in May 2018.
    Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.
    Asian-American unemployment at record low of2 percent.
    Women’s unemployment recently at lowest ratein nearly 65 years.
    Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percentin May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.
    Youth unemployment recently reached itslowest level in more than 50 years.
    July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2percent was the lowest since July 1966.
    Veterans’ unemployment recently hit itslowest level in nearly two decades.
    July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.
    Unemployment rate for Americans without ahigh school diploma recently reached a record low.
    Rate for disabled Americans recently hit arecord low.
    Blue-collar jobs recently grew at thefastest rate in more than three decades.
    Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collarworkers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”
    68 percent reported receiving a pay increasein the past year.
    Last year, job satisfaction among Americanworkers hit its highest level since 2005.
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as agood time to find a quality job.
    Optimism about the availability of good jobshas grown by 25 percent.
    Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobssince the election.
    Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastestpace in more than two decades.
    100,000 new jobs supporting the production& transport of oil & natural gas.

    American Income

    Median household income rose to $61,372 in2017, a post-recession high.
    Wages up in August by their fastest ratesince June 2009.
    Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016and 2017, the most in a decade.
    Council of Economic Advisers found that realwage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.
    Some 3.9 million Americans off food stampssince the election.
    Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.
    Home-ownership among Hispanics is at thehighest rate in nearly a decade.
    Poverty rates for African-Americans andHispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.

    American Optimism

    Small business optimism has hit historichighs.
    NFIB’s small business optimism index broke a35 year-old record in August.
    SurveyMonkey/CNBC’s small businessconfidence survey for Q3 of 2018 matched its all-time high.
    Manufacturers are more confident than ever.
    95 percent of U.S. manufacturers areoptimistic about the future, the highest ever.
    Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
    12 percent of Americans rate the economy asthe most significant problem facing our country, the lowest level on record.
    Confidence in the economy is near atwo-decade high, with 51 percent rating the economy as good or excellent.

    American Business

    Investment is flooding back into the UnitedStates due to the tax cuts.
    Over $450 billion dollars has already pouredback into the U.S., including more than $300 billion in the first quarter of2018.
    Retail sales have surged. CommerceDepartment figures from August show that retail sales increased 0.5 percent inJuly 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent from July 2017.
    ISM’s index of manufacturing scored itshighest reading in 14 years.
    Worker productivity is the highest it hasbeen in more than three years.
    Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
    Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500,and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.
    Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone,the most ever recorded in one year.

    Deregulation

    Achieved massive deregulation at a rapidpace, completing 22 deregulatory actions to every one regulatory action duringhis first year in office.
    Signed legislation to roll back costly andharmful provisions of Dodd-Frank, providing relief to credit unions, andcommunity and regional banks.
    Federal agencies achieved more than $8 billionin lifetime net regulatory cost savings.
    Rolled back Obama’s burdensome Waters of theU.S. rule.
    Used the Congressional Review Act to repealregulations more times than in history.

    Tax Cuts

    Biggest tax cuts and reforms in Americanhistory by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs act into law
    Provided more than $5.5 trillion in grosstax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which will go to families.
    Increased the exemption for the death tax tohelp save Family Farms & Small Business.
    Nearly doubled the standard deduction forindividuals and families.
    Enabled vast majority of American familieswill be able to file their taxes on a single page by claiming the standarddeduction.
    Doubled the child tax credit to help lessenthe financial burden of raising a family.
    Lowered America’s corporate tax rate fromthe highest in the developed world to allow American businesses to compete andwin.
    Small businesses can now deduct 20 percentof their business income.
    Cut dozens of special interest tax breaksand closed loopholes for the wealthy.
    9 in 10 American workers are expected see anincrease in their paychecks thanks to the tax cuts, according to the TreasuryDepartment.
    More than 6 million of American workers havereceived wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits thanks to tax cuts.
    Over 100 utility companies have loweredelectric, gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
    Ernst & Young found 89 percent ofcompanies planned to increase worker compensation thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
    Established opportunity zones to spurinvestment in left behind communities.

    Worker Development

    Established a National Council for theAmerican Worker to develop a national strategy for training and retrainingAmerica’s workers for high-demand industries.
    Employers have signed Trump’s “Pledge toAmerica’s Workers,” committing to train or retrain more than 4.2 millionworkers and students.
    Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorizationsince 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fundvocational and career education programs.
    Executive order expanding apprenticeshipopportunities for students and workers.

    Domestic Infrastructure

    Proposed infrastructure plan would utilize$200 billion in Federal funds to spur at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructureinvestment across the country.
    Executive order expediting environmentalreviews and approvals for high priority infrastructure projects.
    Federal agencies have signed the One FederalDecision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) streamlining the federal permittingprocess for infrastructure projects.
    Rural prosperity task force and signed anexecutive order to help expand broadband access in rural areas.

    Health Care

    Signed an executive order to help minimizethe financial burden felt by American households Signed legislation to improvethe National Suicide Hotline.
    Signed the most comprehensive childhoodcancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer researchand improve treatments.
    Signed Right-to-Try legislation, expandinghealth care options for terminally ill patients.
    Enacted changes to the Medicare 340Bprogram, saving seniors an estimated $320 million on drugs in 2018 alone.
    FDA set a new record for generic drugapprovals in 2017, saving consumers nearly $9 billion.
    Released a blueprint to drive down drugprices for American patients, leading multiple major drug companies to announcethey will freeze or reverse price increases.
    Expanded short-term, limited-duration healthplans.
    Let more employers to form Association HealthPlans, enabling more small businesses to join together and affordably providehealth insurance to their employees.
    Cut Obamacare’s burdensome individualmandate penalty.
    Signed legislation repealing Obamacare’sIndependent Payment Advisory Board, also known as the “death panels.”
    USDA invested more than $1 billion in ruralhealth care in 2017, improving access to health care for 2.5 million people inrural communities across 41 states
    Proposed Title X rule to help ensuretaxpayers do not fund the abortion industry in violation of the law.
    Reinstated and expanded the Mexico CityPolicy to keep foreign aid from supporting the global abortion industry.
    HHS formed a new division over protectingthe rights of conscience and religious freedom.
    Overturned Obama administration’s midnightregulation prohibiting states from defunding certain abortion facilities.
    Signed executive order to help ensure thatreligious organizations are not forced to choose between violating theirreligious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate orshutting their doors.

    Combating Opioids

    Chaired meeting the 73rd General Session ofthe United Nations discussing the worldwide drug problem with internationalleaders.
    Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and ReduceDrug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to keep dangerous drugs out ofour communities.
    $6 billion in new funding to fight theopioid epidemic.
    DEA conducted a surge in April 2018 thatarrested 28 medical professions and revoked 147 registrations for prescribingtoo many opioids.
    Brought the “Prescribed to Death” memorialto President’s Park near the White House, helping raise awareness about thehuman toll of the opioid crisis.
    Helped reduce high-dose opioid prescriptionsby 16 percent in 2017.
    Opioid Summit on the administration-wideefforts to combat the opioid crisis.
    Launched a national public awarenesscampaign about the dangers of opioid addiction.
    Created a Commission on Combating DrugAddiction and the Opioid Crisis which recommended a number of pathways totackle the opioid crisis.
    Led two National Prescription Drug Take BackDays in 2017 and 2018, collecting a record number of expired and unneededprescription drugs each time.
    $485 million targeted grants in FY 2017 tohelp areas hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
    Signed INTERDICT Act, strengthening effortsto detect and intercept synthetic opioids before they reach our communities.
    DOJ secured its first-ever indictmentsagainst Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
    Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement(J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.
    Declared the opioid crisis a NationwidePublic Health Emergency in October 2017.

    Law and Order

    More U.S. Circuit Court judges confirmed inthe first year in office than ever.
    Confirmed more than two dozen U. S. CircuitCourt judges.
    Followed through on the promise to nominatejudges to the Supreme Court who will adhere to the Constitution
    Nominated and confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuchand Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
    Signed an executive order directing theAttorney General to develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people whocommit crimes against law enforcement officers.
    Launched an evaluation of grant programs tomake sure they prioritize the protection and safety of law enforcementofficers.
    Established a task force to reduce crime andrestore public safety in communities across Signed an executive order to focusmore federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations suchas drug cartels.
    Signed an executive order to focus morefederal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such asdrug cartels.
    Violent crime decreased in 2017 according toFBI statistics.
    $137 million in grants through the COPSHiring Program to preserve jobs, increase community policing capacities, andsupport crime prevention efforts.
    Enhanced and updated the Project SafeNeighborhoods to help reduce violent crime.
    Signed legislation making it easier totarget websites that enable sex trafficking and strengthened penalties forpeople who promote or facilitate prostitution.
    Created an interagency task force workingaround the clock to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent humantrafficking.
    Conducted Operation Cross Country XI tocombat human trafficking, rescuing 84 children and arresting 120 humantraffickers.
    Encouraged federal prosecutors to use thedeath penalty when possible in the fight against the trafficking of deadly drugs.
    New rule effectively banning bump stocksales in the United States.

    Border Security and Immigration

    Secured $1.6 billion for border wallconstruction in the March 2018 omnibus bill.
    Construction of a 14-mile section of borderwall began near San Diego.
    Worked to protect American communities fromthe threat posed by the vile MS-13 gang.
    ICE’s Homeland Security Investigationsdivision arrested 796 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percentincrease from the prior year.
    Justice worked with partners in CentralAmerica to secure criminal charges against more than 4,000 MS-13 members.
    Border Patrol agents arrested 228 illegalaliens affiliated with MS-13 in FY 2017.
    Fighting to stop the scourge of illegaldrugs at our border.
    ICE HSI seized more than 980,000 pounds ofnarcotics in FY 2017, including 2,370 pounds of fentanyl and 6,967 pounds ofheroin.
    ICE HSI dedicated nearly 630,000investigative hours towards halting the illegal import of fentanyl.
    ICE HSI made 11,691 narcotics-related arrestsin FY 2017.
    Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply andDemand introduced new measures to keep dangerous drugs out the United States.
    Signed the INTERDICT Act into law, enhancingefforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids.
    DOJ secured its first-ever indictmentsagainst Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
    DOJ launched their Joint Criminal OpioidDarknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioidsales.
    Released an immigration framework thatincludes the resources required to secure our borders and close legalloopholes, and repeatedly called on Congress to fix our broken immigrationlaws.
    Authorized the deployment of the NationalGuard to help secure the border.
    Enhanced vetting of individuals entering theU.S. from countries that don’t meet security standards, helping to ensureindividuals who pose a threat to our country are identified before they enter.
    These procedures were upheld in a June 2018Supreme Court hearing.
    ICE removed over 226,000 illegal aliens fromthe United States in 2017.
    ICE rescued or identified over 500 humantrafficking victims and over 900 child exploitation victims in 2017 alone.
    In 2017, ICE Enforcement and RemovalOperations (ERO) arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions orcharges, responsible for
    Over 76,000 with dangerous drug offenses.
    More than 48,000 with assault offenses.
    More than 11,000 with weapons offenses.
    More than 5,000 with sexual assaultoffenses.
    More than 2,000 with kidnapping offenses.
    Over 1,800 with homicide offenses.
    Created the Victims of Immigration CrimeEngagement (VOICE) Office in order to support the victims and families affectedby illegal alien crime.
    More than doubled the number of countiesparticipating in the 287(g) program, which allows jails to detain criminalaliens until they are transferred to ICE custody.

    Trade

    Negotiating and renegotiating better tradedeals, achieving free, fair, and reciprocal trade for the United States.
    Agreed to work with the European Uniontowards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsides.
    Deal with the European Union to increaseU.S. energy exports to Europe.
    Litigated multiple WTO disputes targetingunfair trade practices and upholding our right to enact fair trade laws.
    Finalized a revised trade agreement withSouth Korea, which includes provisions to increase American automobile exports.
    Negotiated an historic U.S.-Mexico-CanadaTrade Agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Agreement to begin trade negotiations for aU.S.-Japan trade agreement.
    Secured $250 billion in new trade andinvestment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
    Established a Trade and Investment WorkingGroup with the United Kingdom, laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade.
    Enacted steel and aluminum tariffs toprotect our vital steel and aluminum producers and strengthen our nationalsecurity.
    Conducted 82 anti-dumping and countervailingduty investigations in 2017 alone.
    Confronting China’s unfair trade practicesafter years of Washington looking the other way.
    25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goodsimported from China and later imposed an additional 10% tariff on $200 billionof Chinese goods.
    Conducted an investigation into Chineseforced technology transfers, unfair licensing practices, and intellectualproperty theft.
    Imposed safeguard tariffs to protectdomestic washing machines and solar products manufacturers hurt by China’strade policies
    Withdrew from the job-killing Trans-PacificPartnership (TPP).
    Secured access to new markets for America’sfarmers.
    Recent deal with Mexico included newimprovements enabling food and agriculture to trade more fairly.
    Recent agreement with the E.U. will reducebarriers and increase trade of American soybeans to Europe.
    Won a WTO dispute regarding Indonesia’sunfair restriction of U.S. agricultural exports.
    Defended American Tuna fisherman andpackagers before the WTO
    Opened up Argentina to American pork expertsfor the first time in a quarter-century
    American beef exports have returned to chinafor the first time in more than a decade
    OK’d up to $12 billion in aid for farmersaffected by unfair trade retaliation.

    Energy

    Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocksto construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
    Presidential Memorandum declaring that theDakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the processto complete construction.
    Opened up the Alaska National WildlifeRefuge to energy exploration.
    Coal exports up over 60 percent in 2017.
    Rolled back the “stream protection rule” toprevent it from harming America’s coal industry.
    Cancelled Obama’s anti-coal Clean Power Planand proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule as a replacement.
    Withdrew from the job-killing Paris climateagreement, which would have cost the U.S. nearly $3 trillion and led to 6.5million fewer industrial sector jobs by 2040.
    U.S. oil production has achieved its highestlevel in American history
    United States is now the largest crude oilproducer in the world.
    U.S. has become a net natural gas exporterfor the first time in six decades.
    Action to expedite the identification andextraction of critical minerals that are vital to the nation’s security andeconomic prosperity.
    Took action to reform National Ambient AirQuality Standards, benefitting American manufacturers.
    Rescinded Obama’s hydraulic fracturing rule,which was expected to cost the industry $32 million per year.
    Proposed an expansion of offshore drillingas part of an all-of-the above energy strategy
    Held a lease sale for offshore oil and gasleases in the Gulf of Mexico in August 2018.
    Got EU to increase its imports of liquefiednatural gas (LNG) from the United States.
    Issued permits for the New Burgos Pipelinethat will cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Foreign Policy

    Moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel toJerusalem.
    Withdrew from Iran deal and immediatelybegan the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.
    Treasury has issued sanctions targetingIranian activities and entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary GuardCorps-Qods Force
    Since enacting sanctions, Iran’s crudeexports have fallen off, the value of Iran’s currency has plummeted, andinternational companies have pulled out of the country.
    All nuclear-related sanctions will be backin full force by early November 2018.
    Historic summit with North Korean PresidentKim Jong-Un, bringing beginnings of peace and denuclearization to the KoreanPeninsula.
    The two leaders have exchanged letters andhigh-level officials from both sides have met resulting in tremendous progress.
    North Korea has halted nuclear and missiletests.
    Negotiated the return of the remains of missing-in-actionsoldiers from the Korean War.
    Imposed strong sanctions on Venezuelandictator Nicholas Maduro and his inner circle.
    Executive order preventing those in the U.S.from carrying out certain transactions with the Venezuelan regime, includingprohibiting the purchase of the regime’s debt.
    Responded to the use of chemical weapons bythe Syrian regime.
    Rolled out sanctions targeting individualsand entities tied to Syria’s chemical weapons program.
    Directed strikes in April 2017 against aSyrian airfield used in a chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.
    Joined allies in launching airstrikes inApril 2018 against targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons use.
    New Cuba policy that enhanced compliancewith U.S. law and held the Cuban regime accountable for political oppressionand human rights abuses.
    Treasury and State are working to channeleconomic activity away from the Cuban regime, particularly the military.
    Changed the rules of engagement, empoweringcommanders to take the fight to ISIS.
    ISIS has lost virtually all of itsterritory, more than half of which has been lost under Trump.
    ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital city, Raqqah,was liberated in October 2017.
    All Iraqi territory had been liberated fromISIS.
    More than a dozen American hostages havebeen freed from captivity all of the world.
    Action to combat Russia’s malign activities,including their efforts to undermine the sanctity of United States elections.
    Expelled dozens of Russian intelligenceofficers from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russianconsulate in Seattle, WA.
    Banned the use of Kaspersky Labs software ongovernment computers, due to the company’s ties to Russian intelligence.
    Imposed sanctions against five Russianentities and three individuals for enabling Russia’s military and intelligenceunits to increase Russia’s offensive cyber capabilities.
    Sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs,and 12 companies they own or control, who profit from Russia’s destabilizingactivities.
    Sanctioned 100 targets in response toRussia’s occupation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine.
    Enhanced support for Ukraine’s Armed Forcesto help Ukraine better defend itself.
    Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 SummerOlympics in Los Angeles.
    Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bidfor 2026 World Cup.

    Defense

    Executive order keeping the detentionfacilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay open.
    $700 billion in military funding for FY 2018and $716 billion for FY 2019.
    Largest military pay raise in nearly adecade.
    Ordered a Nuclear Posture Review to ensureAmerica’s nuclear forces are up to date and serve as a credible deterrent.
    Released America’s first fully articulatedcyber strategy in 15 years.
    New strategy on national biodefense, whichbetter prepares the nation to defend against biological threats.
    Administration has announced that it willuse whatever means necessary to protect American citizens and servicemen fromunjust prosecution by the International Criminal Court.
    Released an America first National SecurityStrategy.
    Put in motion the launch of a Space Force asa new branch of the military and relaunched the National Space Council.
    Encouraged North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) allies to increase defense spending to their agree-upon levels.
    In 2017 alone, there was an increase of morethan 4.8 percent in defense spending amongst NATO allies.
    Every member state has increased defensespending.
    Eight NATO allies will reach the 2 percentbenchmark by the end of 2018 and 15 allies are on trade to do so by 2024.
    NATO allies spent over $42 billion dollarsmore on defense since 2016.
    Executive order to help military spousesfind employment as their families deploy domestically and abroad.

    Veterans affairs

    Signed the VA Accountability Act andexpanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primaryand mental health care.
    Delivered more appeals decisions – 81,000 –to veterans in a single year than ever before.
    Strengthened protections for individuals whocome forward and identify programs occurring within the VA.
    Signed legislation that provided $86.5billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest dollaramount in history for the VA.
    VA MISSION Act, enacting sweeping reform tothe VA system that:
    Consolidated and strengthened VA communitycare programs.
    Funding for the Veterans Choice program.
    Expanded eligibility for the FamilyCaregivers Program.
    Gave veterans more access to walk-in care.
    Strengthened the VA’s ability to recruit andretain quality healthcare professionals.
    Enabled the VA to modernize its assets andinfrastructure.
    Signed the VA Choice and Quality EmploymentAct in 2017, which authorized $2.1 billion in addition funds for the VeteransChoice Program.
    Worked to shift veterans’ electronic medicalrecords to the same system used by the Department of Defense, a decades oldpriority.
    Issued an executive order requiring theSecretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit ajoint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment asthey transition to civilian life.
    Increased transparency and accountability atthe VA by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veteranswith access to wait time and quality of care data.
    Signed legislation to modernize the claimsand appeal process at the VA.
    Harry W. Colmery Veterans EducationalAssistance Act, providing enhanced educational benefits to veterans, servicemembers, and their family members.
    Lifted a 15-year limit on veterans’ accessto their educational benefits.
    Created a White House VA Hotline to helpveterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members ofveterans.
    VA employees are being held accountable forpoor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, andsuspended so far.
    Signed the Veterans Treatment CourtImprovement Act, increasing the number of VA employees that can assist justice-involvedveterans.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trumps-list-289-accomplishments-in-just-20-months-relentless-promise-keeping

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    President Trump’s Accomplishments: The listis very long, so I won’t list them all at once. They require discussion.
    The list:
    Economic Growth
    4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of2018.
    For the first time in more than a decade,growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year.

    Jobs

    4 million new jobs have been created sincethe election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.
    More Americans are employed now than everbefore in our history.
    Jobless claims at lowest level in nearlyfive decades.
    The economy has achieved the longestpositive job-growth streak on record.
    Job openings are at an all-time high andoutnumber job seekers for the first time on record.
    Unemployment claims at 50 year low
    African-American, Hispanic, andAsian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.
    African-American unemployment hit a recordlow of 5.9 percent in May 2018.
    Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.
    Asian-American unemployment at record low of2 percent.
    Women’s unemployment recently at lowest ratein nearly 65 years.
    Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percentin May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.
    Youth unemployment recently reached itslowest level in more than 50 years.
    July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2percent was the lowest since July 1966.
    Veterans’ unemployment recently hit itslowest level in nearly two decades.
    July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.
    Unemployment rate for Americans without ahigh school diploma recently reached a record low.
    Rate for disabled Americans recently hit arecord low.
    Blue-collar jobs recently grew at thefastest rate in more than three decades.
    Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collarworkers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”
    68 percent reported receiving a pay increasein the past year.
    Last year, job satisfaction among Americanworkers hit its highest level since 2005.
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as agood time to find a quality job.
    Optimism about the availability of good jobshas grown by 25 percent.
    Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobssince the election.
    Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastestpace in more than two decades.
    100,000 new jobs supporting the production& transport of oil & natural gas.

    American Income

    Median household income rose to $61,372 in2017, a post-recession high.
    Wages up in August by their fastest ratesince June 2009.
    Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016and 2017, the most in a decade.
    Council of Economic Advisers found that realwage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.
    Some 3.9 million Americans off food stampssince the election.
    Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.
    Home-ownership among Hispanics is at thehighest rate in nearly a decade.
    Poverty rates for African-Americans andHispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.

    American Optimism

    Small business optimism has hit historichighs.
    NFIB’s small business optimism index broke a35 year-old record in August.
    SurveyMonkey/CNBC’s small businessconfidence survey for Q3 of 2018 matched its all-time high.
    Manufacturers are more confident than ever.
    95 percent of U.S. manufacturers areoptimistic about the future, the highest ever.
    Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
    12 percent of Americans rate the economy asthe most significant problem facing our country, the lowest level on record.
    Confidence in the economy is near atwo-decade high, with 51 percent rating the economy as good or excellent.

    American Business

    Investment is flooding back into the UnitedStates due to the tax cuts.
    Over $450 billion dollars has already pouredback into the U.S., including more than $300 billion in the first quarter of2018.
    Retail sales have surged. CommerceDepartment figures from August show that retail sales increased 0.5 percent inJuly 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent from July 2017.
    ISM’s index of manufacturing scored itshighest reading in 14 years.
    Worker productivity is the highest it hasbeen in more than three years.
    Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
    Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500,and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.
    Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone,the most ever recorded in one year.

    Deregulation

    Achieved massive deregulation at a rapidpace, completing 22 deregulatory actions to every one regulatory action duringhis first year in office.
    Signed legislation to roll back costly andharmful provisions of Dodd-Frank, providing relief to credit unions, andcommunity and regional banks.
    Federal agencies achieved more than $8 billionin lifetime net regulatory cost savings.
    Rolled back Obama’s burdensome Waters of theU.S. rule.
    Used the Congressional Review Act to repealregulations more times than in history.

    Tax Cuts

    Biggest tax cuts and reforms in Americanhistory by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs act into law
    Provided more than $5.5 trillion in grosstax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which will go to families.
    Increased the exemption for the death tax tohelp save Family Farms & Small Business.
    Nearly doubled the standard deduction forindividuals and families.
    Enabled vast majority of American familieswill be able to file their taxes on a single page by claiming the standarddeduction.
    Doubled the child tax credit to help lessenthe financial burden of raising a family.
    Lowered America’s corporate tax rate fromthe highest in the developed world to allow American businesses to compete andwin.
    Small businesses can now deduct 20 percentof their business income.
    Cut dozens of special interest tax breaksand closed loopholes for the wealthy.
    9 in 10 American workers are expected see anincrease in their paychecks thanks to the tax cuts, according to the TreasuryDepartment.
    More than 6 million of American workers havereceived wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits thanks to tax cuts.
    Over 100 utility companies have lowered electric,gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
    Ernst & Young found 89 percent ofcompanies planned to increase worker compensation thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
    Established opportunity zones to spurinvestment in left behind communities.

    Worker Development

    Established a National Council for theAmerican Worker to develop a national strategy for training and retrainingAmerica’s workers for high-demand industries.
    Employers have signed Trump’s “Pledge toAmerica’s Workers,” committing to train or retrain more than 4.2 millionworkers and students.
    Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorizationsince 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fundvocational and career education programs.
    Executive order expanding apprenticeshipopportunities for students and workers.

    Domestic Infrastructure

    Proposed infrastructure plan would utilize$200 billion in Federal funds to spur at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructureinvestment across the country.
    Executive order expediting environmentalreviews and approvals for high priority infrastructure projects.
    Federal agencies have signed the One FederalDecision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) streamlining the federal permittingprocess for infrastructure projects.
    Rural prosperity task force and signed anexecutive order to help expand broadband access in rural areas.

    Health Care

    Signed an executive order to help minimizethe financial burden felt by American households Signed legislation to improvethe National Suicide Hotline.
    Signed the most comprehensive childhoodcancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer researchand improve treatments.
    Signed Right-to-Try legislation, expandinghealth care options for terminally ill patients.
    Enacted changes to the Medicare 340Bprogram, saving seniors an estimated $320 million on drugs in 2018 alone.
    FDA set a new record for generic drugapprovals in 2017, saving consumers nearly $9 billion.
    Released a blueprint to drive down drugprices for American patients, leading multiple major drug companies to announcethey will freeze or reverse price increases.
    Expanded short-term, limited-duration healthplans.
    Let more employers to form Association HealthPlans, enabling more small businesses to join together and affordably providehealth insurance to their employees.
    Cut Obamacare’s burdensome individualmandate penalty.
    Signed legislation repealing Obamacare’sIndependent Payment Advisory Board, also known as the “death panels.”
    USDA invested more than $1 billion in ruralhealth care in 2017, improving access to health care for 2.5 million people inrural communities across 41 states
    Proposed Title X rule to help ensuretaxpayers do not fund the abortion industry in violation of the law.
    Reinstated and expanded the Mexico CityPolicy to keep foreign aid from supporting the global abortion industry.
    HHS formed a new division over protectingthe rights of conscience and religious freedom.
    Overturned Obama administration’s midnightregulation prohibiting states from defunding certain abortion facilities.
    Signed executive order to help ensure thatreligious organizations are not forced to choose between violating theirreligious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate orshutting their doors.

    Combating Opioids

    Chaired meeting the 73rd General Session ofthe United Nations discussing the worldwide drug problem with internationalleaders.
    Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and ReduceDrug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to keep dangerous drugs out ofour communities.
    $6 billion in new funding to fight theopioid epidemic.
    DEA conducted a surge in April 2018 thatarrested 28 medical professions and revoked 147 registrations for prescribingtoo many opioids.
    Brought the “Prescribed to Death” memorialto President’s Park near the White House, helping raise awareness about thehuman toll of the opioid crisis.
    Helped reduce high-dose opioid prescriptionsby 16 percent in 2017.
    Opioid Summit on the administration-wideefforts to combat the opioid crisis.
    Launched a national public awarenesscampaign about the dangers of opioid addiction.
    Created a Commission on Combating DrugAddiction and the Opioid Crisis which recommended a number of pathways totackle the opioid crisis.
    Led two National Prescription Drug Take BackDays in 2017 and 2018, collecting a record number of expired and unneededprescription drugs each time.
    $485 million targeted grants in FY 2017 tohelp areas hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
    Signed INTERDICT Act, strengthening effortsto detect and intercept synthetic opioids before they reach our communities.
    DOJ secured its first-ever indictmentsagainst Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
    Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement(J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.
    Declared the opioid crisis a NationwidePublic Health Emergency in October 2017.

    Law and Order

    More U.S. Circuit Court judges confirmed inthe first year in office than ever.
    Confirmed more than two dozen U. S. CircuitCourt judges.
    Followed through on the promise to nominatejudges to the Supreme Court who will adhere to the Constitution
    Nominated and confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuchand Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
    Signed an executive order directing theAttorney General to develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people whocommit crimes against law enforcement officers.
    Launched an evaluation of grant programs tomake sure they prioritize the protection and safety of law enforcementofficers.
    Established a task force to reduce crime andrestore public safety in communities across Signed an executive order to focusmore federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations suchas drug cartels.
    Signed an executive order to focus morefederal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such asdrug cartels.
    Violent crime decreased in 2017 according toFBI statistics.
    $137 million in grants through the COPSHiring Program to preserve jobs, increase community policing capacities, andsupport crime prevention efforts.
    Enhanced and updated the Project SafeNeighborhoods to help reduce violent crime.
    Signed legislation making it easier totarget websites that enable sex trafficking and strengthened penalties forpeople who promote or facilitate prostitution.
    Created an interagency task force workingaround the clock to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent humantrafficking.
    Conducted Operation Cross Country XI tocombat human trafficking, rescuing 84 children and arresting 120 humantraffickers.
    Encouraged federal prosecutors to use thedeath penalty when possible in the fight against the trafficking of deadlydrugs.
    New rule effectively banning bump stocksales in the United States.

    Border Security and Immigration

    Secured $1.6 billion for border wall constructionin the March 2018 omnibus bill.
    Construction of a 14-mile section of borderwall began near San Diego.
    Worked to protect American communities fromthe threat posed by the vile MS-13 gang.
    ICE’s Homeland Security Investigationsdivision arrested 796 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percentincrease from the prior year.
    Justice worked with partners in CentralAmerica to secure criminal charges against more than 4,000 MS-13 members.
    Border Patrol agents arrested 228 illegalaliens affiliated with MS-13 in FY 2017.
    Fighting to stop the scourge of illegaldrugs at our border.
    ICE HSI seized more than 980,000 pounds ofnarcotics in FY 2017, including 2,370 pounds of fentanyl and 6,967 pounds ofheroin.
    ICE HSI dedicated nearly 630,000investigative hours towards halting the illegal import of fentanyl.
    ICE HSI made 11,691 narcotics-relatedarrests in FY 2017.
    Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply andDemand introduced new measures to keep dangerous drugs out the United States.
    Signed the INTERDICT Act into law, enhancingefforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids.
    DOJ secured its first-ever indictmentsagainst Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
    DOJ launched their Joint Criminal OpioidDarknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioidsales.
    Released an immigration framework thatincludes the resources required to secure our borders and close legalloopholes, and repeatedly called on Congress to fix our broken immigrationlaws.
    Authorized the deployment of the NationalGuard to help secure the border.
    Enhanced vetting of individuals entering theU.S. from countries that don’t meet security standards, helping to ensureindividuals who pose a threat to our country are identified before they enter.
    These procedures were upheld in a June 2018Supreme Court hearing.
    ICE removed over 226,000 illegal aliens fromthe United States in 2017.
    ICE rescued or identified over 500 humantrafficking victims and over 900 child exploitation victims in 2017 alone.
    In 2017, ICE Enforcement and RemovalOperations (ERO) arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions orcharges, responsible for
    Over 76,000 with dangerous drug offenses.
    More than 48,000 with assault offenses.
    More than 11,000 with weapons offenses.
    More than 5,000 with sexual assaultoffenses.
    More than 2,000 with kidnapping offenses.
    Over 1,800 with homicide offenses.
    Created the Victims of Immigration CrimeEngagement (VOICE) Office in order to support the victims and families affectedby illegal alien crime.
    More than doubled the number of countiesparticipating in the 287(g) program, which allows jails to detain criminalaliens until they are transferred to ICE custody.

    Trade

    Negotiating and renegotiating better tradedeals, achieving free, fair, and reciprocal trade for the United States.
    Agreed to work with the European Uniontowards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsides.
    Deal with the European Union to increaseU.S. energy exports to Europe.
    Litigated multiple WTO disputes targetingunfair trade practices and upholding our right to enact fair trade laws.
    Finalized a revised trade agreement withSouth Korea, which includes provisions to increase American automobile exports.
    Negotiated an historic U.S.-Mexico-CanadaTrade Agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Agreement to begin trade negotiations for aU.S.-Japan trade agreement.
    Secured $250 billion in new trade andinvestment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
    Established a Trade and Investment WorkingGroup with the United Kingdom, laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade.
    Enacted steel and aluminum tariffs to protectour vital steel and aluminum producers and strengthen our national security.
    Conducted 82 anti-dumping and countervailingduty investigations in 2017 alone.
    Confronting China’s unfair trade practicesafter years of Washington looking the other way.
    25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goodsimported from China and later imposed an additional 10% tariff on $200 billionof Chinese goods.
    Conducted an investigation into Chineseforced technology transfers, unfair licensing practices, and intellectual propertytheft.
    Imposed safeguard tariffs to protectdomestic washing machines and solar products manufacturers hurt by China’strade policies
    Withdrew from the job-killing Trans-PacificPartnership (TPP).
    Secured access to new markets for America’sfarmers.
    Recent deal with Mexico included newimprovements enabling food and agriculture to trade more fairly.
    Recent agreement with the E.U. will reducebarriers and increase trade of American soybeans to Europe.
    Won a WTO dispute regarding Indonesia’sunfair restriction of U.S. agricultural exports.
    Defended American Tuna fisherman andpackagers before the WTO
    Opened up Argentina to American pork expertsfor the first time in a quarter-century
    American beef exports have returned to chinafor the first time in more than a decade
    OK’d up to $12 billion in aid for farmersaffected by unfair trade retaliation.

    Energy

    Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocksto construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
    Presidential Memorandum declaring that theDakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the processto complete construction.
    Opened up the Alaska National WildlifeRefuge to energy exploration.
    Coal exports up over 60 percent in 2017.
    Rolled back the “stream protection rule” toprevent it from harming America’s coal industry.
    Cancelled Obama’s anti-coal Clean Power Planand proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule as a replacement.
    Withdrew from the job-killing Paris climateagreement, which would have cost the U.S. nearly $3 trillion and led to 6.5million fewer industrial sector jobs by 2040.
    U.S. oil production has achieved its highestlevel in American history
    United States is now the largest crude oilproducer in the world.
    U.S. has become a net natural gas exporterfor the first time in six decades.
    Action to expedite the identification andextraction of critical minerals that are vital to the nation’s security andeconomic prosperity.
    Took action to reform National Ambient AirQuality Standards, benefitting American manufacturers.
    Rescinded Obama’s hydraulic fracturing rule,which was expected to cost the industry $32 million per year.
    Proposed an expansion of offshore drillingas part of an all-of-the above energy strategy
    Held a lease sale for offshore oil and gasleases in the Gulf of Mexico in August 2018.
    Got EU to increase its imports of liquefiednatural gas (LNG) from the United States.
    Issued permits for the New Burgos Pipelinethat will cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Foreign Policy

    Moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel toJerusalem.
    Withdrew from Iran deal and immediatelybegan the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.
    Treasury has issued sanctions targetingIranian activities and entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary GuardCorps-Qods Force
    Since enacting sanctions, Iran’s crudeexports have fallen off, the value of Iran’s currency has plummeted, andinternational companies have pulled out of the country.
    All nuclear-related sanctions will be backin full force by early November 2018.
    Historic summit with North Korean PresidentKim Jong-Un, bringing beginnings of peace and denuclearization to the KoreanPeninsula.
    The two leaders have exchanged letters andhigh-level officials from both sides have met resulting in tremendous progress.
    North Korea has halted nuclear and missiletests.
    Negotiated the return of the remains ofmissing-in-action soldiers from the Korean War.
    Imposed strong sanctions on Venezuelandictator Nicholas Maduro and his inner circle.
    Executive order preventing those in the U.S.from carrying out certain transactions with the Venezuelan regime, includingprohibiting the purchase of the regime’s debt.
    Responded to the use of chemical weapons bythe Syrian regime.
    Rolled out sanctions targeting individualsand entities tied to Syria’s chemical weapons program.
    Directed strikes in April 2017 against aSyrian airfield used in a chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.
    Joined allies in launching airstrikes inApril 2018 against targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons use.
    New Cuba policy that enhanced compliancewith U.S. law and held the Cuban regime accountable for political oppressionand human rights abuses.
    Treasury and State are working to channeleconomic activity away from the Cuban regime, particularly the military.
    Changed the rules of engagement, empoweringcommanders to take the fight to ISIS.
    ISIS has lost virtually all of itsterritory, more than half of which has been lost under Trump.
    ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital city, Raqqah,was liberated in October 2017.
    All Iraqi territory had been liberated fromISIS.
    More than a dozen American hostages havebeen freed from captivity all of the world.
    Action to combat Russia’s malign activities,including their efforts to undermine the sanctity of United States elections.
    Expelled dozens of Russian intelligenceofficers from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russianconsulate in Seattle, WA.
    Banned the use of Kaspersky Labs software ongovernment computers, due to the company’s ties to Russian intelligence.
    Imposed sanctions against five Russianentities and three individuals for enabling Russia’s military and intelligenceunits to increase Russia’s offensive cyber capabilities.
    Sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs,and 12 companies they own or control, who profit from Russia’s destabilizingactivities.
    Sanctioned 100 targets in response toRussia’s occupation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine.
    Enhanced support for Ukraine’s Armed Forcesto help Ukraine better defend itself.
    Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 SummerOlympics in Los Angeles.
    Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bidfor 2026 World Cup.

    Defense

    Executive order keeping the detentionfacilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay open.
    $700 billion in military funding for FY 2018and $716 billion for FY 2019.
    Largest military pay raise in nearly adecade.
    Ordered a Nuclear Posture Review to ensureAmerica’s nuclear forces are up to date and serve as a credible deterrent.
    Released America’s first fully articulatedcyber strategy in 15 years.
    New strategy on national biodefense, whichbetter prepares the nation to defend against biological threats.
    Administration has announced that it willuse whatever means necessary to protect American citizens and servicemen fromunjust prosecution by the International Criminal Court.
    Released an America first National SecurityStrategy.
    Put in motion the launch of a Space Force asa new branch of the military and relaunched the National Space Council.
    Encouraged North Atlantic TreatyOrganization (NATO) allies to increase defense spending to their agree-uponlevels.
    In 2017 alone, there was an increase of morethan 4.8 percent in defense spending amongst NATO allies.
    Every member state has increased defense spending.
    Eight NATO allies will reach the 2 percentbenchmark by the end of 2018 and 15 allies are on trade to do so by 2024.
    NATO allies spent over $42 billion dollarsmore on defense since 2016.
    Executive order to help military spousesfind employment as their families deploy domestically and abroad.

    Veterans affairs

    Signed the VA Accountability Act andexpanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primaryand mental health care.
    Delivered more appeals decisions – 81,000 –to veterans in a single year than ever before.
    Strengthened protections for individuals whocome forward and identify programs occurring within the VA.
    Signed legislation that provided $86.5billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largestdollar amount in history for the VA.
    VA MISSION Act, enacting sweeping reform tothe VA system that:
    Consolidated and strengthened VA communitycare programs.
    Funding for the Veterans Choice program.
    Expanded eligibility for the Family CaregiversProgram.
    Gave veterans more access to walk-in care.
    Strengthened the VA’s ability to recruit andretain quality healthcare professionals.
    Enabled the VA to modernize its assets andinfrastructure.
    Signed the VA Choice and Quality EmploymentAct in 2017, which authorized $2.1 billion in addition funds for the VeteransChoice Program.
    Worked to shift veterans’ electronic medicalrecords to the same system used by the Department of Defense, a decades oldpriority.
    Issued an executive order requiring theSecretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit ajoint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment asthey transition to civilian life.
    Increased transparency and accountability atthe VA by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veteranswith access to wait time and quality of care data.
    Signed legislation to modernize the claimsand appeal process at the VA.
    Harry W. Colmery Veterans EducationalAssistance Act, providing enhanced educational benefits to veterans, servicemembers, and their family members.
    Lifted a 15-year limit on veterans’ accessto their educational benefits.
    Created a White House VA Hotline to helpveterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members ofveterans.
    VA employees are being held accountable forpoor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, andsuspended so far.
    Signed the Veterans Treatment CourtImprovement Act, increasing the number of VA employees that can assistjustice-involved veterans.
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