President Donald Trump: Year One

January 12, 2018 Last Updated: January 12, 2018

President Donald Trump’s first year in office has been a busy one.
He has sharply decreased government regulation, while simultaneously seeking to empower Americans with more wealth and independence.

He has promoted Americans’ freedoms and basic rights, such as religious freedom, and worked to bring the government back in line with the powers given it by the Constitution.

The strategy is working: Unemployment levels are now the lowest since 2000; the stock market is breaking record after record; consumer confidence is at a 17-year-high; and GDP (gross domestic product) growth is at 3 percent, a mark that some economists had recently considered unattainable. With the passing of the tax reform bill this month, economic growth is expected to accelerate even further.

The administration has worked to secure America’s borders while simultaneously going after the violent MS-13 gang.

On the world stage, Trump has reasserted America’s position as a moral leader and defender of human rights.

He has made it clear that America will no longer accept massive trade imbalances that have hurt American workers and businesses for decades.

Trump has reaffirmed trust with existing allies, like Israel, and forged new alliances in the Arab world to fight terror financing and the spread of Islamic extremism.

He has forged a warm relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, while at the same time taking a strong stance against China’s trade abuses and theft of intellectual property.

He appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as well as 19 federal judges who have been confirmed by Congress.