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President Trump's accomplishments
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:17:31 PM »
GOVERNMENT 


 Trump signs First Step Act criminal justice reform into law 

 Trump signs Historic USMCA trade agreement replacing NAFTA 

 President Trump secures release of Pastor Brunson from Turkey 

 President Trump Approval Rating at 51 Percent 

 Justice Kavanaugh SWORN IN to Supreme Court 

 Trump Shrinks Government by 16000 Jobs since elected 

 US Cuts 300 Million In Aid To Pakistan 

 Trump Cut Off 200 Million in Aid to Palestinians 

 Trump ends 230 Million Dollar Rebuilding Payments to Syria 

 Trump has our soldiers remains returned home from Korean War 

 Trump signs Right to Try drug bill 

 US Embassy moved to Jerusalem by President Donald J Trump 

 Trump secures release of American Prisoners from North Korea 

 Trump Negotiates Peace between North and South Korea 

 Trump Signs Order Calling for Work Requirements for Welfare Programs 

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HISTORIC: Trump Nominates First Woman for Head of CIA 

 Feds collect record taxes in first month under Trump’s tax cuts; runs surplus in January 

 Trump signs sweeping two-year budget deal - MILITARY FUNDED 

 Trump proposes biggest civil service change in 40 years - 'Hire the best and fire the worst' 

 Trump signs bipartisan bill to combat synthetic opioids 

 Trump Shrinks Federal Bureaucracy by 16000 

 President Trump set a record for lifetime appointed judges in 2017 

 Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017 

 Trump Administration Set to Roll Back $900 Million in Obama-Era Offshore Drilling Regulations 

 U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 52 People and Entities for Abuse and Corruption 

 Individual Mandate of Obamacare REPEALED 

 Senate Passes Historic Sweeping Tax Reform 

 Climate Change REMOVED from 'Threat List' 

 Trump Admin is a Deregulation Machine: Eliminating 22:1 

 Trump signs $700 billion defense bill, gives troops largest pay raise in 7 years 

 New Space Policy Directive Calls for Human Expansion Across Solar System 

 Trump Declares Jerusalem the Capital of Israel 

 Senate Passes Sweeping Tax Reform - 20% Corporate rate - Largest in 31 Years. 

 Trump Shuts Down CIA funding of Syrian Rebels 

 House Passes Tax Bill in Major Step Toward Overhaul 

 Senate Passes Budget Resolution Clearing the Way to pass Tax Reform with a Simple Majority 

 Trump's HHS defines life as beginning at conception 

 President Trump Declassifies and Releases JFK Files 

 Iran Deal: DECERTIFIED 

 Four Months into FY 2018, Refugee Admissions Plunge to Lowest Level in 15 Years 

 US increases vetting and resumes processing of refugees from 'high-risk' countries 

 US Delays Payment to UN for Palestinians 

 US Suspends $2 BILLION in security assistance to Pakistan 

 Global Magnitsky Act Signed: Targeting Global Corruption and Human Rights Abuse 

 North Korea Designated as 'State Sponor of Terrorism' 

 United States Announces a New Strategy on Iran 

 Trump Administration Announces 'Extreme Vetting' Plans 

 Trump cuts Obama’s refugee target in half, takes more Christians than Muslims 

 Trump: 'We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values' 

 Trump administration abandons the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming 

 School Choice tops the list of Priorities U.S. Education Department Grants 

 Trump Signs Healthcare Order, Expands Choice and Access through associations 

 US and Israel withdraw from UNESCO citing "anti-Israel bias" 

 Trump has written 46 Executive Orders 

 Treasury Deparment to target companies doing business with North Korea 

 Trump has signed 53 bills into law 

 New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries 

 UN Security Council unanimously steps up sanctions against North Korea 

 Fewest Monthly Refugee Arrivals in August Since 2002 

 Trump to stop travel from countries that refuse to help Homeland Security 

 America has withdrawn almost $300 million in foreign aid to Egypt 

 Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure 

 11,000 government jobs slashed under Trump - downsizing government 

 UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea 

 Senate confirms 65 Trump nominees for various positions 

 U.S. Small Business Administration opens assistance center 

 800 Obama regulations cut - Saved over $200 billion 

 EPA's Pruitt moves to roll back over 30 environmental regulations in record time 

 Cut the White House budget - Saved taxpayers $22 million 

 Haley Tells Congress US Assuming More Assertive Role at UN 

 Trump’s EPA To Repeal Obama’s ‘Waters Of The US’ Rule 

 Eliminated 1200 man hours of wasteful paperwork requirements including Y2K preparedness 

 President Trump Announces “Massive Permit Reform" Push 

 Trump Lays Out Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control System 

 Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord 

 Treasury to call for rolling back banking regulations 

 Trump orders a Voter Fraud Commission to investigate 2016 election 

 Fired corrupt and incompetent FBI Director James Comey 

 HHS to Rescind Birth Control Mandate in Obamacare 

 Appointed conservative Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court 

 Ben Carson Finds $500 Billion In Errors during Audit of Obama HUD 

 President Trump's executive order will undo Obama's Clean Power Plan rule 

 U.S. Will have Free but Fair and Balanced Trade: Mnuchin 

 Executive order to reduce operating costs of the Federal Government 

 Fired all 46 attorney generals hired by Obama 

 Tillerson to shutter war crimes focused State Dept. office: report 

 Rex Tillerson, Mediating Gulf Dispute, Signs Antiterrorism Pact With Qatar 

 Canceled Obama Era special immigration program for foreign entrepreneurs 

 Critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS 

 Tillerson to back up Trump efforts to bolster Eastern Europe against Russia 

 Tillerson Tightens Limits on Filling State Department Jobs 

 Report: Trump plans to cut foreign aid, merge State and USAID 

 US to make at least $285m cut to UN budget 

 Tillerson on North Korea: Military action is 'an option' 

 It's a bloodbath at the State Department 

 Purging the State Department of Obama loyalists 

 Fixing lobbying laws - 5 year lobbying ban on White House officials 

 Put a regulatory freeze on all federal agencies 

 Cutting regulations in government agencies (add 1, take out 2) 

 45th PRESIDENT of the United States of America, DONALD J. TRUMP
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Re: Trump's accomplishments
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 09:19:05 PM »
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


 Trump DOJ Sues California For Interference With Immigration Enforcement 

 DOJ Halts Obama's Operation Chokepoint, Which Targeted Firearm Dealers 

 More than 1,000 arrests in sex trafficking operation 

 Four charged with leaks from Trump administration 

 Jeff Sessions announces new crackdown on 'so-called' sanctuary cities 

 Justice Department announces takedown of AlphaBay, the largest dark web market 

 Sessions's New Civil-Forfeiture Rules 

 400 medical professionals charged in largest health care fraud takedown 

 The Department of Justice Stands by Texas's Voter ID Law 


 Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US 

 AG Sessions is bringing back the harsher sentences for drug dealers 

 Sex Trafficking Arrests Soar Under Trump; MSM Completely Ignores 

 DHS is planning on denying green cards to legal immigrants if they receive federal or state aid 

 Trump takes 'shackles' off ICE, which is slapping them on immigrants who thought they were safe 

 ICE raid hits 77 businesses in Northern California 

 End of Year Report: Deportations up 40% - Historically Low Crossings 

 DHS: Announces New Procedures for Refugee Admissions 

 Deportations Of Noncriminals Rise As ICE Casts Wider Net 

 Cutting regulations in government agencies (add 1, take out 2)
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Re: Trump's accomplishments
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:23:06 PM »
ECONOMY

 MORE AMERICANS WORKING NOW THAN EVER BEFORE IN OUR HISTORY 

 250K JOBS ADDED IN OCTOBER 

 Manufacturing Confidence at an ALL TIME HIGH 

 Construction Jobs up more than 300K compared to last year 

 Food Stamp usage declines for 8 straight months 

 Middle Class income rises to HIGHEST on record 

 Consumer Confidence 18 YEAR HIGH 

 America is now the worlds largest oil producer 

 Fastest growing pace in 14 years for manufacturers 

 BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT RECORD LOW 

 Jobless claims lowest level since 1969 

 Trump secures 2026 World Cup for the USA 

 Consumer Confidence Highest in 18 years 

 Black Business Ownership Under Trump JUMPS 400 PERCENT in ONE YEAR 

 Youth Unemployment Hits 52 Year Low 

 Black Support for Trump DOUBLES to 29 percent 

 RECORD Number of Employed - 63 Percent labor participation 

 Worker pay rate hits highest level since 2008 

 Black and Hispanic Unemployment rates hit record low in April 

 Business Investments up 39 Percent Due to Tax Cuts 

 April 2018 Best Month in HISTORY for Budget according to CBO 

 Food Stamp Usage Drops Half Million in Single Month 

 Highest Ever Manufacturer Optimism over 94 Percent 

 Unemployment claims have fallen to a 45-year low 

 Trump Economy Explodes Record Number of Americans Employed Stocks Soar 

 FEB JOBS BLOWOUT 313K 

 GREAT AGAIN Household Net Worth Pushes Further Into Record Territory 

 U.S. Consumer Confidence Is at 17-Year High 

 US homebuilding permits soar to highest level since 2007 

 Economy to grow at 5.4% rate in first quarter 

 Roaring: Economic Optimism Index hits 13-year high, credit to tax cuts 

 U.S. jobless claims drop to near 45-year low 

 Wages jump to highest level since 2009 - up 2.9% 

 U.S. Oil Production Tops 10 Million Barrels A Day, First Time Since 1970 

 Trump Decreases Debt to GDP Ratio - First Time in Over 50 Years! 

 Jobless claims drop to lowest level in nearly 45 years 

 Apple to Invest $350 BILLION in US citing Trump Tax Plan 

 Utilities cutting rates, cite benefits of Trump tax reform 

 Over 100 companies giving 'Trump Bonuses' after tax victory 

 Black unemployment rate falls to record low 

 Trump adds 184,000 manufacturing jobs and continues growth trend 

 Manufacturing in the U.S. Just Accelerated to Its Best Year Since 2004 

 Nikki Haley negotiates $285M cut in ‘bloated’ UN budget 

 WIC Welfare Participation Hits 17-Year Low 

 U.S. home sales hit 11-year high 

 Manufacturing Optimism Reaches Another All-Time High - 94.6% 

 Economy adds 228K jobs in November 

 Mining up 28.6% - Leads the Nation in Growth 

 Broadcom will move back to U.S. — and bring tax money with it 

 US private sector added 235,000 jobs in Oct - Beats Expectations 

 Consumer confidence highest level since December 2000 

 Q3 GDP at 3 Percent – Beats Expectations 

 Ivanka Trump creates new World Bank initiative to foster Entrepreneurship among Women 

 Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Surges to 13-Year High 

 63.1%: Participation Rate Reaches Trump-Era High 

 Unemployment down to 4.2, wages rise .5% 

 New entrants from outside the labor market made up 3.2 

 U.S. Factories Expanding at 13 Year high 

 Dow posting first eight-quarter winning streak in 20 years 

 Home builder confidence at 12-year high 

 Manufacturer confidence at a 20-year high 

 Tech giants pledge millions to Trump initiative 

 Q2 GDP up 3.1% 

 Sales of new U.S. homes rebounded in August 

 Federal Reserve: Household Wealth in America at record high of $1.7 trillion - Rising property values and Financial gain 

 Surging stock market powers U.S. wealth to $96.2 trillion 

 Food Stamp Usage Has Fallen Every Month Under Trump 

 Median Incomes Climbing for First Time Since 2007 

 Trump has signed a $15 billion relief package for Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey 

 Jobless claims drop to 240,000 - hottest streak in 43 years 

 U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rose in August 

 Recovery Is Finally Trickling Down to Least-Educated Workers 

 U.S. Job Satisfaction Highest Level Since 2005 

 American manufacturing expanded in August at fastest pace in six years 

 Donald Trump Ends Obama Effort to Waive Work Requirements for Welfare 

 Consumer confidence strengthens in August, second-highest level since late 2000 

 President Trump Cuts More US Debt for a Longer Period of Time Than Any President 
 Pennsylvania coal company to open a SECOND coal mine 

 Summer Youth Unemployment Falls, Level Since 1969 

 In Trump era, American corporations are seeing their best earnings in 13 years 

 US trade deficit narrows as exports hit 2-1/2-year high 

 Milestone for Trump: 1 million new jobs in six months 

 National unemployment rate at 4.3% (lowest it's been in 16 years) 

 13,000 jobs being created in WI - largest job announcement in WI history (Foxconn) 

 Black Unemployment, Lowest Level in 17 Years 

 Gas prices at a 12-year low 

 Some states are experiencing their lowest unemployment rates in their histories 

 Trump Announces $200 Million in Apprenticeship Funding 

 U.S. has record 6 million job openings, 6.8 million Americans are looking for jobs 

 CEO confidence highest since 2014 

 U.S. jobless rate falls to lowest level in 16 years 

 Trump signs bills that helps Veterans and Police officers by giving them Priority and Training 

 Government spending as percentage of GDP down 

 1000s of jobs being created through pact with Saudi Arabia 

 Executive Order on the Establishment of the American Technology Council 

 USA's small business confidence is spurring a hiring and spending spree 

 Alibaba Takes First Step To Fulfilling Jack Ma And President Trump's 'One Million U.S. Jobs' Promise 

 Slashing job-killing regulations left and right 

 Creating thousands of more jobs for immigration officers and border patrol 

 Signed a resolution encouraging women in entrepreneurship and STEM 

 Executive ordered all federal agencies to create task forces to cut regulations that hurt the economy 

 US Manufacturing Index at a 33-year high 

 Coal Miners are WINNING. Cut Regulations/Create Jobs/New Plant 

 US Economic Confidence Surges To Highest Level Ever Recorded By Gallup
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Re: Trump's accomplishments
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 09:27:01 PM »
HOMELAND SECURITY

 ICE arrests 364 criminal aliens and immigration violators in enforcement surge 

 US signs proclamation against Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting 

 DHS is planning on denying green cards to legal immigrants if they receive federal or state aid 

 Trump takes 'shackles' off ICE, which is slapping them on immigrants who thought they were safe 

 ICE raid hits 77 businesses in Northern California 

 End of Year Report: Deportations up 40% - Historically Low Crossings 

 DHS: Announces New Procedures for Refugee Admissions 

 Deportations Of Noncriminals Rise As ICE Casts Wider Net 

 DACA Renewals Drop 21% 

 30-foot concrete slab prototypes erected along border 

 ICE has conducted a MASSIVE raid on sanctuary cities this week - 498 illegal immigrants arrested 

 Trump has updated his travel ban, includes these 8 countries - Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Somalia - NO EXPIRATION DATE 

 Crossing The Border Illegally Is Harder Than It’s Been In 50 Years 

 Withholding Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities - Must allow ICE access to jails and notify befor release 

 $1.6 billion down payment to start building the wall 

 Trump cuts off visas for countries that refuse deported immigrants 

 Rescinded DACA 

 Extreme Vetting' for some green cards 

 Deportation orders up 31% nationwide under Trump 

 Deportation Orders Up 30% 

 Miami has removed its "sanctuary" status 

 ICE raids targeting families net 650 arrests 

 Denver To ICE: Stop Arresting Illegal Immigrants At Courthouse. ICE To Denver: Not A Chance. 

 17 Texas sheriffs approved to partner w/ICE 

 ICE chief wants smuggling charges on leaders of sanctuary cities 

 New crackdown on 'so-called' sanctuary cities 

 Raids to target teenaged suspected gang members 

 Army Corps starts pre-construction work on border wall 

 Deportations in LA are up 60% alone 

 80% jump in illegal targets 

 Feds taking over Texas National Guard mission along border 

 Border Patrol Morale at Highest Level 

 Christian refugees admitted now outnumber Muslim refugees admitted 

 Bill allocates $1.6 billion for Trump's border wall 

 ICE crackdown scaring some families back to Mexico 

 No Sanctuary For Criminals Act - deny federal grants to sanctuary cities - Passed House and Senate 

 Kate's Law - harsher penalties for previously deported criminals - Passed House and Senate 

 Number of refugees taken in is down 50% 

 Rescinded DAPA 

 Workers install final panel in upgrade of border fence 

 Raids turn Oregon city into ghost town 

 Ending "catch and release" immigration policy 

 Silicon Valley Staffing Firm Charged in H1B Fraud 

 Unshackling ICE - told that they can take action against ALL illegal immigrants - increasing presence in sanctuary cities 
 
 
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Re: Trump's accomplishments
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 09:29:17 PM »
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


 Trump signs new defense policy bill that rebuilds military, boosts troop pay 

 Top 5 ISIS Leaders Captured 

 Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open 

 US kills 150 ISIS terrorists in Syria airstrike during government shutdown 

 ISIS has lost 98 percent of its territory - due to Trump admin 

 Pentagon Announces First-Ever Audit of the Department of Defense 

 U.S.-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa from ISIS 

 ISIS facing imminent collapse in Syria's Raqqa 

 Gen. Mattis breaks down New Afghanistan Strategy 

 US-backed fighters 'seize 80% of Raqqa from Islamic State' 

 Mattis sees need for new DOD space programs 

 Trump calls for Increased Military: Senate passes $700 billion defense bill 

 US shares technology with India. Enlisting them to fight in Afghanistan 

 Mattis vows US support for Ukraine against Russian 'aggression' 

 U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated to a "Unified Combatant Command" 

 Mattis decides to withhold U.S. cash from key Pakistani military fund 

 Mosul liberated from ISIS 

 Mattis: 'Annihilation Tactics' Being Used Against ISIS 

 US, Gulf countries form new group: 'TFTC' to stem flow of terror financing 

 NATO weighs new 'Counter Terrorism Post' following Trump's demands 

 ISIS leader 'admits DEFEAT in Iraq and orders militants to flee 

 Mattis Gives White House Tentative Plan for Rapid Defeat of ISIS 

 James Mattis threatens to ‘moderate’ US backing for Nato over budgets 
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Re: Trump's accomplishments
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 09:31:24 PM »
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

 Trump signs VA Mission Act 

 Enhancing Veteran Care Act 

 VA seeks partnerships to build and improve health-care facilities 

 VA announces Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences Act 

 VA, Ginnie Mae create task force to address mortgage refinancing issues 

 Telemedicine: An important tool for Veterans health 

 Trump Signs Bill to Streamline VA Disability Claims Appeals Process 

 Trump signs ‘Forever GI Bill,’ boosting aid to student vets 

 VA expands Tele-Health access 

 VA fires more than 500 feds under Trump, even before new accountability law 

 Trump signs VA accountability act into law, promises better care for veterans 

 Trump Administration Streamlines Veteran Medical Records 

 White House to launch veterans' complaint hotline 

 Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at VA 
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Re: Trump's accomplishments
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 09:31:43 PM »
TRADE DEALS


 Trump Signs Korean Trade Deal 

 Trump Blocks Chinese Purchase of Qualcomm due to National Security 

 TRUMP SIGNS TARIFF ORDER ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM 

 Trump Slaps 30% Tariffs on Solar Panels imported from China 

 Japan Freezes North Korea’s Assets after Trump’s Visit 

 U.S. Trade Deficit falls to 11-month low 

 Trump Fights for ‘America First’ as 4th Round of NAFTA Negotiations End 

 Crude Oil Shipment to India Highlights Expanding Energy Partnership 

 Trump Blocks China from buying Semi-Conductor company, Lattice 

 Crude oil shipment from Texas opens new vistas in India-U.S. ties 

 Argentina agrees to allow first U.S. pork imports in 25 years 

 Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property practices 

 New memorandum to protect American IPs from China - Potentially save Billions of dollars and millions in jobs 

 Coal exports up 60% 

 China opens rice market for US exports for first time ever 

 U.S. makes final finding rebar exports from Taiwan 

 Renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico in order to make better trade deals - May terminate 

 United States and Mexico finalize sugar trade deal 

 First U.S. Natural Gas Shipped to Poland 

 Signed an Arms Deal worth more than $350 billion and various other investment agreements with Saudi Arabia 

 China, U.S. reach trade agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas 

 Trump orders a study on abuses of U.S. trade agreements – WTO 

 Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber imports 

 Increased tariffs on Canadian lumber by 20% (worth $1 billion) 

 China buys more U.S. coal, sends North Korea 

 Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) TERMINATED
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Re: President Trump's accomplishments
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 06:09:23 PM »
I think that deserves some celebration........   ;D

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Re: President Trump's accomplishments
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 11:26:40 PM »
Christians Bet on Trump and Won
He has vindicated their support.

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In 2016, critics of Trump warned his Christians supporters that as president he would revert to his secularist New York roots. He hasn’t. The confidence the religious right placed in him has been largely vindicated. He has turned out to be the most reliable defender of religious freedom since Ronald Reagan.

Barack Obama had spent his presidency marginalizing Christians in his quest to “fundamentally transform” the country. Had Hillary won, she would have intensified that assault. Trump has given Christians some breathing room in the culture war, as evident in his remarks during last week’s National Prayer Breakfast. He made a point of defending the Vice President’s wife, Karen Pence, who has been attacked for simply teaching at a Christian school blacklisted by the LGBT movement.

Trump also spoke strongly in defense of the pro-life movement. “All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God. Every life is sacred and every soul is a precious gift from heaven,” he said. “I will never let you down. I can say that. Never.” The frequency with which Trump speaks on abortion has rankled the media, which had hoped he would go soft on the issue like other moderate-leaning Republicans. Instead, Trump speaks about it directly and without apology. He devoted an important passage of his State of the Union address to the subject: “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.”

Trump shows far more reverence for the basic tenets of Judeo-Christian culture than those who have cast him as the callous, amoral plutocrat. His common sense and patriotism lead him to show a respect for America’s theistic traditions and he recognizes that America’s decline is tied to straying from them. He speaks about God in an uncomplicated manner, with far less hedging than modern churchmen. To Trump, it is obvious that rights come not from government but from God. The whole secularist project, consequently, makes no sense to him and he has no qualms about letting Christians live on their own terms without government harassment.

Obama imposed a contraceptive mandate on Christians; Trump has lifted it. One of his finer moments was inviting the Little Sisters of the Poor to the Rose Garden to assure them that their “long ordeal was over.” Only the Obama administration could have been secularist enough to get into a lawsuit with the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Under Obama, the Justice Department and Health and Human Services routinely harassed the religious. Now those agencies have adopted specific policies to protect them. “The sun is shining right now in America when it comes to our First Amendment freedoms,” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has said.

The State Department has also undergone a major transformation. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had brought in the NARAL crowd to push abortion rights around the world. Now social conservatives like Sam Brownback work there. Yet the media still pretends not to understand why the religious right supports Trump. Articles continue to pour forth about the impropriety of the alliance. But it reflects the prudence of conservative Christians, who see in Trump an obvious protector. Since when has imprudence been a virtue? Why are Christians obligated to surrender to the other side? They shrewdly placed their bet on Trump and won. Had they placed it elsewhere, they would be in Hillary’s crosshairs at the moment.

Many Republicans, supposedly far more “respectable” than Trump, turned out to be unreliable defenders of the religious right and would often subject Christians to lectures about “adjusting to the times.” Trump has refrained from that kind of brow-beating. He doesn’t join the PC mob in calling them “intolerant.”

His most enduring contribution to the defense of religious freedom is likely to come in the form of an improved judiciary, upon which he has placed a significant number of originalists. This last week on the Supreme Court we saw a Bush appointee, John Roberts, vote to block a pro-life Louisiana law while Trump’s appointees, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, voted to let it go forward — a reminder of why the religious right lost any confidence in the establishment GOP and was willing to give Trump a chance.

The secularist forces continue to gather strength around the country, but Trump has undeniably bought Christians some time. They needed a Constantine and he emerged as one.

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