President Trump has been in office a little over 60 days – 64, to be exact. The President has fought on behalf of all Americans. Jobs and optimism have come back to the country; one by one, the President has knocked off his campaign promises. As a massive showdown looms in D.C. over healthcare, let’s look back at what President Trump has accomplished in his first 50 days.
Among his first actions as President, Trump took the first steps to repealing the Affordable Care Act. The President signed an executive order “easing the burden” of stringent Obamacare fees. Within hours of his Inauguration, a freeze on all new federal regulations not yet finalized was also ordered by the President.
President Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership – one of his biggest campaign promises. The President also ordered a temporary hiring freeze on federal workers, therefore cutting the waste and abuse in D.C. directly.
President Trump signed a memorandum reviving a rule that stops U.S. money from funding overseas abortions. He also signed executive orders that made it possible to complete the long-delayed Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. The President also made it so any future U.S. pipelines made use of only American steel. America First, remember?
The President also signed an executive order that stripped federal grant money from sanctuary cities. President Trump also signed an executive action directing federal agencies to prepare for immediate construction of a southern border wall. The Wall, of course, being another one of his biggest promises on the campaign trail.
The President signed an executive order to strengthen and modernize the U.S. military – upgrading their equipment and providing new resources. Also signed via executive order, President Trump enacted more intensive security checks and vetting for foreign nationals seeking U.S. travel visas.
The President signed an order requiring for every new federal regulation on businesses, two existing regulations must be removed. On the 31st, Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia.
One of the first acts of his first full month in office, President Trump signed an executive order to ease U.S. fiscal regulations in response to an Obama-era Act that the Trump admin called “overreaching”. The President issued an executive order prioritizing efforts to prosecute foreign-based crimes like drug and human trafficking. The order also works to “identify, interdict, disrupt, and dismantle transnational crime organizations”.
The President ordered AG Jeff Sessions to create a federal task force to share information among agencies, develop strategies, evaluate criminal data and keep U.S. citizens safe. President Trump also signed an executive order to review laws and create legislation to better protect local, state, and federal law enforcement officers.
President Trump signed an order to direct federal agencies to evaluate existing regulations in an effort to eliminate overreaching, job-killing restrictions. The President signed two bills to help promote women in STEM fields. President Trump signed an executive order moving the federal initiative on HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) directly to the White House instead of under the Department of Education in order to “promote excellence,” a White House official said.
In February, it was revealed illegal immigration from Mexico dropped 40% in Trump’s first month. Through the middle of the month, the President hosted several foreign leaders at the White House.
March 10th marks 50 full days, therefore we stop at the end of February. However, even with all of this, it doesn’t cover everything! President Trump also:
- cut the U.S. debt burden by $68 billion dollars
- brought manufacturing back to its most robust since 1984
- made small and medium businesses more confident about the future
- propelled the stock market to record highs
- brought many companies’ manufacturing back to the U.S. – Hasbro, Samsung, Fiat, Carrier; the list goes on!
Overall, we haven’t had a President so devoted to putting America First in decades – centuries, even!
Going up against the political swamp that is D.C. and the Establishment-backed mainstream media, President Trump’s accomplishments cannot be understated. We’ve elected politician after politician that gives us only empty promises. His first 50 days prove it. President Trump will continue to fight on behalf of America and he will staunchly stand before his promises, unrelenting of compromise when it involves letting down the American people.