If you were wondering how is President Trump doing after one year into office, well, the answer is: not bad at all. Despite the left wing mainstream media’s assiduous campaign against the Donald and his America First agenda, Trump is currently boasting an approval rate of 50 percent, which means half of likely US voters approve of his job performance so far. 48 percent disapprove, but that’s not important, because former President Barack Hussein Obama, who was the mainstream media’s darling, had an approval rating of only 43 percent in the 2nd year of his first mandate.
35 percent of US likely voters strongly approve the way Trump is performing as POTUS, while 39 percent strongly disapprove. Another good news for President Trump’s fan-base is that his administration is also doing pretty good in terms of implementing the POTUS’ agenda. There are 334 items on the respective agenda, as per the Heritage Foundation blueprint of “Mandate for Leadership”, and, with unprecedented speed, Donald Trump’s administration managed to implement two thirds of it by now, which is faster than former President Ronald Reagan, who completed just 49 percent (Heritage policy recommendations) at this stage (one year into office) of his presidency.
The director of congressional and executive branch relations at Heritage, Thomas Binion respectively, was quoted as saying during a recent interview about the issue:
“We’re blown away. Trump is very active, very conservative, and very effective. It is a huge volume that his administration has worked on and it is a huge spectrum of issues,”
which means the Donald hasn’t just focused on a single area of his agenda, but his team pushed through a whole series of administrative moves, ranging from deregulation, where they did a great yet hugely understated job, to foreign policy, tax reform, immigration and even health care (the repeal of the Obamacare mandate); obviously, all these moves were mostly ignored by the mainstream media, who chose to obsess over conspiracy theories over Russia collusion.
Here’s from the Heritage’s review of President Trump’s action so far:
- Leaving the Paris Climate Accord: In August 2017, Trump announced the U.S. was ending its funding and membership in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
- Repealing Net Neutrality: In December 2017, Trump’s Federal Communications Commission chairman proposed ending the 2015 network neutrality rules.
- Reshaping National Monuments: Heritage’s recommendation to prohibit Land Acquisition (Cap and Reduce the Size of the Federal Estate) was adopted by Trump when he issued two executive orders effectively shrinking the size of national monuments in Utah.
- Reinstating the Mexico City Policy: This executive order prevents taxpayer money from funding international groups involved in abortion and ending funding to the United Nations Population fund. On Jan. 23, 2017, in his first pro-life action, Trump signed an executive order today reinstating the Mexico City Policy.
- Increasing Military Spending: Trump’s budget calls for a $54 billion increase in military spending to improve capacity, capability, and readiness of America’s armed forces.
- Reforming Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF): The Trump administration adopted and is in favor of strengthening existing work requirements in order to receive benefits.
- Allowing Development of Natural Resources: The Trump administration opened off-shore drilling and on federal lands. Executive Order 13783 directed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to commence federal land coal leasing activities.
- Reforming Government Agencies: Trump tasked each of his Cabinet secretaries to prepare detailed plans on how they propose to reduce the scope and size of their respective departments while streamlining services and ensuring each department runs more efficiently and handles tax dollars appropriately.
- Withdrawing from UNESCO: In October 2017, Trump announced he was putting an end to U.S. membership in the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).