January 20, 2020 marked the third anniversary of President Trump’s swearing in as chief executive of the United States. The following is a list of facts under several different subjects that accurately reflect his accomplishments during those three years, and a few that have occurred during this calendar year. All of these are easily checked from any reputable news source.
The black unemployment rate fell by a full percentage point in the first year of his presidency, and the number of black Americans with jobs rose by 600,000 from the last year of Obama’s presidency.
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is a black physician.
Sentencing reform guidelines during President Trump’s administration have resulted in 3,100 early releases, primary for non-violent drug offenses, with 90% of these early releases being young black males. The original sentencing guidelines for low-level drug crimes were sponsored by Sen. Biden.
Unemployment is at its lowest rate in 50 years for all minority categories. Note that unemployment for blacks reached its highest point from 2010 to 2012, two years into President Obama’s first term in office. From 2009 to 2015 (Obama/Biden presidency), income for black Americans fell by more than $900 adjusted for inflation.
Because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, $75 billion in private investment have poured into 8,700 Opportunity Zones in chiefly minority communities.
Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer states “President Trump delivered the largest financial funding package ever to Indian country.”
With a businessman in the White House, the US economy saw the fastest growth in its history, primarily through tax cuts and eliminating regulations. Note that the recovery from the extremes of the current pandemic has also exceeded expectations, with unemployment already near its previous level. 9.3 million jobs have been added back in the last three months.
Tariffs have been implemented on China to balance the trade deficit.
The Abraham Accords, initiated by President Trump, have resulted in four Arab nations now recognizing Israel’s right to exist as a separate state.
Jerusalem was first recognized as the legitimate capital of Israel by President Trump, since followed by other countries.
President Trump pulled the US out of the North America Free Trade Agreement, a Clinton era treaty that had resulted in many manufacturing jobs leaving the US, and replaced it with the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
The US has left the Iran Nuclear Accord (another hallmark of Obama/Biden) and reinstated stringent sanctions on Iran for its violations of this agreement.
The flow of caravans of illegal immigrants at the southern border has virtually stopped, eliminating the need to separate children from their families that was started by Obama/Biden.
The ISIS caliphate is dead, as well as Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and Qasem Soleimani.
$2.5 trillion has been restored to the military budget that had been removed under Obama/Biden.
The U.S. has become a net exporter of energy instead of an importer dependent on Middle East nations.
Gas prices are at their lowest in many years.
We are creating jobs in clean energy at a reasonable rate, not at an artificially legislated rate that would result in massive unemployment in the energy industry.
California may roll back its orders to close traditional power plants due to the inability to produce enough energy for its consumers. A three-year extension is being looked at currently. Gov. Newsom said, “We cannot sacrifice reliability as we move forward in this transition.”
More federal funds have been given to a coalition known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities than at any other time in history, including Obama, our first black president.
Under President Trump, school choice options in minority communities have increased.
Trump has put in over 200 conservative federal judges, including two Supreme Court justices.
No one who needed a ventilator was denied one anywhere in the U.S. during the height of the pandemic despite Democratic governors venting about the federal supply chain.
Travel from China, and later from Europe, was restricted in response to the pandemic, a move that was scorned as unnecessary by the Democrats, including Biden, who called it xenophobic, and Pelosi. Note that Pelosi did an interview encouraging her constituents to go out to dinner and socialize, and Mayor De Blasio encouraged New Yorkers to visit Chinatown and enjoy the many restaurants. Now, of course, they are saying President Trump is not doing enough.
The president avoided any national mandates such as stay-at-home or mask orders, recognizing he does not have the constitutional authority to implement any such orders and rightfully putting the burden on the governors and mayors.
Joe Biden has not offered one alternative method to the way the pandemic has been handled.
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker, a successful black man who has known Trump for 37 years, says “Donald Trump has done more in three years than most presidents have done in eight, and what’s so special about him is he cares about people.” Let’s look at what this president has done, not what he tweets.