Few presidents have faced as much obstruction as President Donald Trump, but in spite of enormous pressure and opposition, he managed to achieve some pretty impressive things in four years.
Ahead of Trump’s final departure from the White House, his staff released a list of more than 600 “accomplishments” the president achieved during his time in office, the Washington Examiner reported.
WH releases list of accomplishments
Impeached once, then twice, attacked daily by the “Fake News,” and accused baselessly of being a Russian agent for years, Trump faced relentless opposition during his four years in the White House, in which he sought to put “America First,” from getting the border under control to pulling out of “endless wars” abroad.
His presidency is to end much as it began — tumultuously — in the wake of a riot on Capitol Hill by some of his supporters that led to a second impeachment and Trump getting banned from the platform he so often used to amuse, outrage, surprise, and inform the American people, Twitter.
Amid deafening backlash, the White House quietly released an expansive list of Trump’s wins, from smashing the ISIS caliphate to confirming a record number of conservative judges and establishing energy “independence” for the first time in decades.
Before the “China virus” hit, Americans were experiencing record low unemployment, and the stock market was routinely bullish.
While the president never did finish his famous border wall, some 400 miles of “the world’s most robust and advanced” wall have gone up. Trump also took a number of moves to cut back on asylum fraud, and in one of his last actions in office, changed H-1B visa policies to protect workers from cheap foreign labor.
Trump to leave Wednesday morning
Trump also established a “1776 commission” to promote “patriotic education,” while banning “critical race theory” trainings in the federal government, and the New York businessman took several actions to protect the sanctity of life that earned him a reputation for being the “most pro-life” president ever.
Not mentioned in the White House list: Trump is the first president in generations to not start another destructive war.
In a Trumpian flourish, the president signed an executive order Monday to build a national garden to honor great Americans, including George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Christopher Columbus, Johnny Cash, Humphrey Bogart, and Muhammad Ali.
The president will leave Washington on Wednesday morning after a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to reports.