Despite the hysteria from the left, apoplectic meltdown of the media, and several unforced errors within his own leadership team, President Donald Trump has put together an impressive string of successes in his first 30 days in office. If you can look beyond his tweeting obsession, fixation on winning every argument, and occasional missteps, you will find an amazing list of accomplishments. Here are the top ten accomplishments of President Trump’s first 30 days.
1. Selection of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court
Gorsuch is an eminently qualified constitutional originalist, cut from the same cloth as Antony Scalia. His record is unimpeachable and his credentials indisputable. Now it’s up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to do his job.
2. Approving the Keystone Pipeline
Along with the Dakota Access Pipeline, this project will move America toward energy self-sufficiency. Environmentally safe, these projects will produce thousands of jobs and reduce the price of gas at the pump. Blocking Keystone ranks as one of President Obama’s greatest failures.
3. Cutting Federal Regulations
Mr. Trump has enacted a policy that cuts two regulations for every new regulation put in place. This will take the shackles off American businesses and pump life into the economy.
4. Freezing Federal Hiring
Trump has followed in President Reagan’s footsteps by putting a federal hiring freeze in place almost immediately after becoming president. This is big, because the first step to shrinking government is to stop adding more people to it.
5. Pulling Support for the Crazy Obama Bathroom Policy
Trump has ordered the DOJ to “withdraw a motion filed by former President Barack Obama seeking to allow transgender students in public schools to use the restroom with which they identify.” This will kick the issue to the states, where it belonged all along.
6. Reinstating the Mexico City Policy
Barring U.S. government funding to international non-governmental agencies that promote abortion is a big deal to the pro-life crowd. Because of Trump’s move, your tax dollars are no longer going to be used to murder unborn children overseas.
7. Defunding Sanctuary Cities
Trump has asked the DOJ to withhold federal funds from cities that provide unlawful refuge to hardened criminal illegal immigrants. The fewer sanctuary cities we have, the fewer Americans like Kate Steinle will be raped, robbed, or murdered. Democrats who continue to oppose this initiative do so at their own peril.
8. Overturning Obamacare
While the process is still in its early stages, Trump has proven that he will fulfill his campaign promises. Now it is in the hands of Congress to produce repeal and replace legislation that the president can sign into law.
9. Ordering Construction of the Border Wall
This may have been Trump’s signature issue during the campaign. Despite continued opposition from those who want to make illegal immigration as easy as possible, Trump is moving forward with his pledge to protect Americans and strengthen her border.
10. Killing the TPP
By pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal, Trump is transferring American sovereignty from an unelected international council back to the United States of America. Only inside the Beltway does this action make no sense.