View on three years of Trump before coronavirus pandemic – perspective on the results of actions of Trump’s administration:
During Bush and Obama years we were told that we cannot bring back manufacturing and can’t stop losing jobs to China and other low wage countries. We were told that our gross domestic product will raise not more than 2% a year, most probably even less. “It is our new normal and we can’t do anything to change it” declared Obama.
Currently democrats, led by CNN and New York Times telling us that all or almost all accomplishments of Tramp era are due to Obama policies. And that other accomplishments of Trump and his allies are not good for us at all. Maybe. Maybe Obama is responsible. Maybe Pelosi or Biden. Maybe God. Let us just take a look at what happened during the Trump years. And them decide if he had to do with anything that happened, or was just pocking nose in the Oval office, enjoying what Obama or Biden cooked for us. Now here are accomplishments of the Trump years:
• Gross domestic product (GDP) growth exceeded 3 percent. It is a huge deal. About 6 million jobs have been created, about 15% of them in manufacturing and manufacturing support. Thousands of manufacturing plants came back and continue coming back from China. The unemployment rate on December 31, 2019 was below 4 percent. In some states below 2%. The unemployment rate for African-Americans is the lowest rate on record. Asian and Hispanic-American unemployment rates have reached record lows. The women’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest rate in 65 years. The Administration launched the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative with $1 billion to support women entrepreneurs.
• Americans are seeing more money in their pockets.
• Four and a half million Americans have been lifted off food stamps.
• More than 6 million workers received tax cut bonuses and benefits. More than 100 utility companies have announced lower rates. 200 companies and associations have signed “Pledge to America’s Workers,” promising 6.4 million new training and career opportunities.
• Consumer confidents soared. Small business owners’ confidence soared. Large companies’ CEOs confidence soared.
• Grown up children left in huge numbers their parents houses’ basements, got jobs, and moved to their own places.
• College graduates were finding jobs and did not need to use their parents’ health insurance (as under Obama).
• Waiting times in VA hospitals drastically shortened. Veterans who cannot get adequate help in the VA facilities now can go to any private doctor they choose.
• Prison reform enacted.
• Deregulation efforts have achieved $33 billion in regulatory savings. In addition to that Trump enacted 8 billion cuts in government spending a year.
• New trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to incentivize billions of dollars in auto and auto parts production in the United States and create a freer and fairer market for American agriculture. Agreements signed with South Korea and Japan. New agreements in works with Great Britain and EU.
• First phase of the agreement between the United States and China signed. Trump holding China accountable for its unfair trade practices, such as the theft of intellectual property, by imposing tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods.
• American steel and aluminum factories are coming back to the United States. Those are strategical materials and we need to make them at home.
• Due to new tax laws over $450 billion of the American companies’ profits made abroad brought back and invested in the US.
• America became the largest crude oil producer in the world. OPEK, Russia and Venezuela are no longer able to affect supply of our energy. Plus billions of dollars are not sent abroad to (often) not very friendly countries.
• Stopped sending 9 billion annually to abortion clinics around the world.
• Defunded a United Nations (UN) agency for colluding with China’s brutal program of forced abortion and sterilization. President Trump withdrew the United States from the UN Human Rights Council due to its bias against Israel. Exited anti-Semitic UNESCO
• Arrests and deportation of thousands of MS-13 gang members.
• Stopped (slowed down) immigration from South America to the US. Currently Mexica is “paying for the wall” – due to pressure from Trump they stationed military to stop migrants from reaching the US/Mexico border.
• Built already about 200 miles of the physical barrier (wall) on Mexican border.
• Enacted the UN “3rd country rule” obligating migrants to apply for asylum in the first free country they came to.
• Brought US army back to be the most powerful military force on the planet.
• ISIS’ territorial caliphate has been defeated. The Supreme Leader of ISIS killed.
• Large number of American troops were sent home from Syria. That in turn triggered Turkish-Russia confrontation and forced Turkey to halt purchases of Russian military equipment. Three wins in one move.
• USA confronted Iran’s malign activities and withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump is openly sided with the Iranian opposition. Due to the US sanctions, Iran is unable now to finance terrorist activities of its proxies. The main architect of Iranian terror activities killed.
• North Korea has halted nuclear and missile tests. The remains of POW/MIA service members from the Korean War are being returned to the United States.
• President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy there. All presidents during last 40 years declared they would do it, the only one did.
• Trump forced members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) increased their defense spending and strengthen the alliance.
• Tough sanctions imposed on the corrupt regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
• Enhanced support for Ukraine’s defense by stepping up sales of weapons to its military.
• Secured the release of numerous American citizens held abroad. Unlike Obama who purchased freedom of the US citizens held in Iran (sent a transport plane full of cash to Iran) and encouraged by this act other terrorists to kidnap Americans. Trump administration secured release of 12 individuals from different parts of the world without paying a penny.
• Russian energy supply to Europe project “North Stream II” that threatens Ukraine and other East European countries stopped despite opposition of Merkel, Macron and other European leaders.
• A union with Sunnis against Iran, Syria and Russia formed, with informal participation of Israel.
• Contacts of Israel with Saudi and other Sunny countries established.
• Liquid gas from the US began to sell in Asia and Europe, competing and pushing Russian suppliers off the market.
• Sanctions against Russia adding to Russian catastrophic situation with the economy.
• Actively pushing Russia from their traditional markets for military equipment such as India, Vietnam, Philippines.
• As of December 31, 2019, President Donald Trump appointed 2 supreme court justices, 48 appellate court judges, 112 district court judges, and 2 judges on the Court of International Trade.
• President Trump gets no pay for his job – he is donating his salary, fulfilling a promise he made to the American people.