People who hated President Donald Trump’s prolific use of Twitter before the speech Commies at Jack Dorsey’s brainchild banned him likely did not appreciate the fact that it was his way of talking directly to the American people without the manipulating filter of the ‘mainstream’ media.
Though he has been silenced, for now, we have no doubt he’ll be back online somewhere, sooner rather than later. In fact, if we were betting individuals, we’d wager he’s already in talks either with an existing platform or in the process of developing his own.
In any event, speaking of censoring Trump, the media has done a great job of not doing its job and accurately reporting on all of his and his administration’s stunning accomplishments so, true to form, the president is listing them himself.
The White House published an extensive list of achievements during his term, which you can see here.
Meantime, here are just a few of the highlights:
- America gained 7 million new jobs – more than three times government experts’ projections.
- The unemployment rate reached 3.5 percent, the lowest in a half-century.
- More Americans reported being employed than ever before – nearly 160 million.
- Incomes rose in every single metro area in the United States for the first time in nearly 3 decades.
- Unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those without a high school diploma all reached record lows.
- Unemployment for women hit its lowest rate in nearly 70 years.
- Lifted nearly 7 million people off of food stamps.
- Poverty rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans reached record lows.
- Income inequality fell for two straight years, and by the largest amount in over a decade.
- The bottom 50 percent of American households saw a 40 percent increase in net worth.
- Wages rose fastest for low-income and blue collar workers – a 16 percent pay increase.
- African American homeownership increased from 41.7 percent to 46.4 percent.
- Created more than 1.2 million manufacturing and construction jobs.
- Record increases in all major stock market indices, raising the value of tens of millions of Americans’ retirement accounts.
Now, regarding the COVID-19 economic hit we took:
- During the third quarter of 2020, the economy grew at a rate of 33.1 percent – the most rapid GDP growth ever recorded.
- An October 2020 Gallup survey found 56 percent of Americans said they were better off during a pandemic than four years prior.
- Since coronavirus lockdowns ended, the economy has added back over 12 million jobs, more than half the jobs lost.
- Jobs have been recovered 23 times faster than the previous administration’s recovery.
- Unemployment fell to 6.7 percent in December, from a pandemic peak of 14.7 percent in April – beating expectations of well over 10 percent unemployment through the end of 2020.
- Under the previous administration, it took 49 months for the unemployment rate to fall from 10 percent to under 7 percent compared to just 3 months for the Trump Administration.
- Household net worth rose $7.4 trillion in Q2 2020 to $112 trillion, an all-time high.
- Home prices hit an all-time record high.
- The United States rejected crippling lockdowns that crush the economy and inflict countless public health harms and instead safely reopened its economy.
The President’s tax initiative was also a winner, for average Americans as well as corporate America (which hires average Americans):
- Signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – the largest tax reform package in history.
- More than 6 million American workers received wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits thanks to the tax cuts.
- A typical family of four earning $75,000 received an income tax cut of more than $2,000 – slashing their tax bill in half.
- Doubled the standard deduction – making the first $24,000 earned by a married couple completely tax-free.
- Doubled the child tax credit.
- Virtually eliminated the unfair Estate Tax, or Death Tax.
- Cut the business tax rate from 35 percent – the highest in the developed world – all the way down to 21 percent.
- Approximately 1 million Americans will be lifted from poverty as a result of these new investments.
- Instead of 2-for-1, we eliminated 8 old regulations for every 1 new regulation adopted.
- Provided the average American household an extra $3,100 every year.
- Reduced the direct cost of regulatory compliance by $50 billion, and will reduce costs by an additional $50 billion in FY 2020 alone.
- Removed nearly 25,000 pages from the Federal Register – more than any other president. The previous administration added over 16,000 pages.
- Established the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing to bring down housing costs.
- Eliminated the Waters of the United States Rule and replaced it with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, providing relief and certainty for farmers and property owners.
And on trade:
- Immediately withdrew from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
- Ended the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and replaced it with the brand new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
- The USMCA contains powerful new protections for American manufacturers, auto-makers, farmers, dairy producers, and workers.
- The USMCA is expected to generate over $68 billion in economic activity and potentially create over 550,000 new jobs over ten years.
- Signed an executive order making it government policy to Buy American and Hire American, and took action to stop the outsourcing of jobs overseas.
- Negotiated with Japan to slash tariffs and open its market to $7 billion in American agricultural products and ended its ban on potatoes and lamb.
- Over 90 percent of American agricultural exports to Japan now receive preferential treatment, and most are duty-free.
- Negotiated another deal with Japan to boost $40 billion worth of digital trade.
- Renegotiated the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement, doubling the cap on imports of American vehicles and extending the American light truck tariff.
- Reached a written, fully-enforceable Phase One trade agreement with China on confronting pirated and counterfeit goods, and the protection of American ideas, trade secrets, patents, and trademarks.
The president also made America energy-independent, struck better trade agreements for our farmers, rebuilt and strengthened the U.S. military, enforced immigration laws, built 450-plus miles of border wall, moved the U.S. embassy in Israel to the capital of Jerusalem, made NATO partners pay up, and reestablished the United States as the preeminent world power.
Now — what will Joe Biden do to top any of this?
Read the rest of President Trump’s accomplishments here.