The US President Donald Trump receives non-stop criticism from both the press and the people of America. He has indeed done many objectionable things during his time in the office.
He is even considered to be more corrupted than Chester A. Arthur. Being the President of the United States, you are likely to receive criticism when you make mistakes. For Trump, he has mostly made poor decisions. Due to his incompetent government, thousands of people lost their lives during the pandemic.
Despite everything, we cannot look away from the good things that he has done for the country. In this post, we will look back at all the good things Trump has done to make America great.
List Of Good Things Done By Trump
No matter, how much you criticise or hate Trump, you cannot deny the good things he did for his country. He has always been devoted to making America great. His way of doing things may not be good, but at least his intentions are.
Here is a brief rundown of all the things we thank Trump for:
1. He has appointed conservative judges at a record pace
Trump did a great job by appointing two Supreme Court justices, 146 District Court judges, and 53 federal appellate judges in just three years. He also appointed two judges for the Court of International Trade. All the judges appointed by him are confirmed by the Senate. Not just that, but there are 64 more judges appointed and are waiting for Senate confirmation.
2. Major tax cuts and deregulation
In 2017, Trump ordered tax cuts and even cancelled excessive government regulations on businesses. This gave a major boost to the American economy. The cancellation of the regulations resulted in savings up to $3,100 per household a year. This also generated thousands of new jobs in the market. This has helped thousands of unemployed people to get a source of steady employment.
3. Protection for unborn babies
Before 2019, the funds for abortions were limited because of all existing executive orders. But on 22nd Feb 2019, Trump announced that organizations providing referrals for abortions will not receive any money from the federal family-planning program. The Trump administration also passed a new rule to protect healthcare workers who are declined based on religion to participate in assisted suicide or abortions.
4. Made the US military stronger
Trump also played a significant role in strengthening the US military. He reversed the huge budget cuts that previously weakened the military under the Obama reign. After Trump came to power, he increased the military budget by nearly $150 billion per year. The US military spending went from $605 billion in 2016 to $750 billion in just one year. He was dedicated to strengthening the US military to build a greater defense for the country.
5. Supported Israel
The Trump administration reversed President Obama’s repeated shunning of Israel. He purposely shifted the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to reaffirm the US’s commitment to Israel. Not just that, but he also recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel. He has also invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House many times to show his support for Israel.
6. Expanded educational freedom
Trump also worked for the expansion of educational freedom in the country. He made a good decision by appointing one of America’s leading advocates, Betsy DeVos to occupy the position of the Secretary of Education. This resulted in increased support for taxpayer-funded vouchers, charter schools, and tax credits for private-school vouchers. He also introduced programs to help parents looking for a better option than traditional public schools.
7. Immigration reform proposals
The immigration system in the US was a complete mess before President Trump decided to pay attention to it. During his time in the White House, he worked for comprehensive reform to improve the broken immigration system. He wanted to change the policy regarding legal immigration. His idea was to change the system based on extended family connections to a system driven by merit. This change in the immigration system would allow America to prioritize people who are likely to contribute to the American economy and society. This would also help people who are running from threats to their lives in their homelands.
8. Freedom of conscience and religion
Since the time Trump resumed office, he along with his administration has continually defended religious freedom. There are numerous court cases where his Justice Department has actively defended religious freedom. One fine example would be the case of Jack Phillips, a Colorado cake designer at the Supreme Court. Phillips was charged with heavy fines for declining to design a cake for a same-sex wedding. He also overturned the Obamacare HHS regulation that supported faith-based organizations to provide access to abortifacients through their health care plans. The Department of Justice also issued a 25-page memorandum highlighting strong protections for religious liberty.
9. Defeating ISIS
President Trump gave full freedom to the US military to take action against ISIS and defeat them. The military was permitted to take out large sections of Syria and Iraq. His decision to defeat ISIS was far better than the Democratic policy of inaction and appeasement. Due to this policy, ISIS was able to occupy vast areas in the Middle East. But under Trump’s leadership, the military forces were able to kill ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Even Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian terrorist mastermind was killed by the military under Trump’s direction.
10. Development of major construction projects
It took more than six years to build a new highway, a gas pipeline, and a subway line. The excessive delay in the completion of these projects resulted in increased construction costs. Not just that, but it also delayed the relief for over-congested highways for many years. Finally, in 2020, Trump passed new guidelines that limited less-extensive environmental assessments to one year and environmental impact studies to two years. According to the Wall Street Journal, these new rules passed by Trump’s administration could reduce cumulative delay for construction projects. This in return will help America’s infrastructure to become strong.
11. Standing up to Russia and China
Trump is the first president ever to stand up to Russia and China. He openly challenged the blatant practice of industrial bullying and espionage by China. He even opposed China for violating international copyright protections and stealing intellectual property. He went to the extent of strengthening US naval presence in the South China Sea. Not just that, but he also shut down operations of the Chinese consulate in Houston. The Trump administration has also taken strict action against many Russian consulates based in the US. Also, he expelled more than 60 Russian “diplomats”, and also issued sanctions against many Russian officials. He even convinced many European nations to level up their defense against the Russian invasion.
In his five years of office, he has done many great things to develop the economy and society of America. There is no doubt that Trump is different from all the past US Presidents. Although he gets a lot of criticism, you cannot overlook the good things he has done.