• 4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018.

  • For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year.



  • 4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.

  • More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.

  • Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.

  • The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.

  • Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record.

  • Unemployment claims at 50 year low

  • African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.

    • African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018.

    • Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.

    • Asian-American unemployment at record low of 2 percent.

  • Women’s unemployment recently at lowest rate in nearly 65 years.

    • Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.

  • Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years.

    • July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2 percent was the lowest since July 1966.

  • Veterans’ unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades.

    • July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of 3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.

  • Unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a record low.

  • Rate for disabled Americans recently hit a record low.

  • Blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest rate in more than three decades.

  • Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”

    • 68 percent reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.

  • Last year, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005.

  • Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as a good time to find a quality job.

    • Optimism about the availability of good jobs has grown by 25 percent.

  • Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since the election.

    • Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastest pace in more than two decades.

  • 100,000 new jobs supporting the production & transport of oil & natural gas.



  • Median household income rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high.

  • Wages up in August by their fastest rate since June 2009.

  • Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017, the most in a decade.

  • Council of Economic Advisers found that real wage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.

  • Some 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election.

  • Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.

    • Home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade.

  • Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.



  • Small business optimism has hit historic highs.

    • NFIB’s small business optimism index broke a 35 year-old record in August.

    • SurveyMonkey/CNBC’s small business confidence survey for Q3 of 2018 matched its all-time high.

  • Manufacturers are more confident than ever.

    • 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future, the highest ever.

  • Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.

  • 12 percent of Americans rate the economy as the most significant problem facing our country, the lowest level on record.

  • Confidence in the economy is near a two-decade high, with 51 percent rating the economy as good or excellent.



  • Investment is flooding back into the United States due to the tax cuts.

  • Over $450 billion dollars has already poured back into the U.S., including more than $300 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Retail sales have surged. Commerce Department figures from August show that retail sales increased 0.5 percent in July 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent from July 2017.

  • ISM’s index of manufacturing scored its highest reading in 14 years.

  • Worker productivity is the highest it has been in more than three years.

  • Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.

    • Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone, the most ever recorded in one year.



  • Achieved massive deregulation at a rapid pace, completing 22 deregulatory actions to every one regulatory action during his first year in office.

  • Signed legislation to roll back costly and harmful provisions of Dodd-Frank, providing relief to credit unions, and community and regional banks.

  • Federal agencies achieved more than $8 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings.

  • Rolled back Obama’s burdensome Waters of the U.S. rule.

  • Used the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations more times than in history.



  • Biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs act into law

    • Provided more than $5.5 trillion in gross tax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which will go to families.

    • Increased the exemption for the death tax to help save Family Farms & Small Business.

    • Nearly doubled the standard deduction for individuals and families.

    • Enabled vast majority of American families will be able to file their taxes on a single page by claiming the standard deduction.

    • Doubled the child tax credit to help lessen the financial burden of raising a family.

    • Lowered America’s corporate tax rate from the highest in the developed world to allow American businesses to compete and win.

    • Small businesses can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.

    • Cut dozens of special interest tax breaks and closed loopholes for the wealthy.

  • 9 in 10 American workers are expected see an increase in their paychecks thanks to the tax cuts, according to the Treasury Department.

  • More than 6 million of American workers have received wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits thanks to tax cuts.

  • Over 100 utility companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

  • Ernst & Young found 89 percent of companies planned to increase worker compensation thanks to the Trump tax cuts.

  • Established opportunity zones to spur investment in left behind communities.



  • Established a National Council for the American Worker to develop a national strategy for training and retraining America’s workers for high-demand industries.

  • Employers have signed Trump’s “Pledge to America’s Workers,” committing to train or retrain more than 4.2 million workers and students.

  • Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.

  • Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.



  • Proposed infrastructure plan would utilize $200 billion in Federal funds to spur at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment across the country.

  • Executive order expediting environmental reviews and approvals for high priority infrastructure projects.

  • Federal agencies have signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) streamlining the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects.

  • Rural prosperity task force and signed an executive order to help expand broadband access in rural areas.



  • Signed an executive order to help minimize the financial burden felt by American households Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.

  • Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.

  • Signed Right-to-Try legislation, expanding health care options for terminally ill patients.

  • Enacted changes to the Medicare 340B program, saving seniors an estimated $320 million on drugs in 2018 alone.

  • FDA set a new record for generic drug approvals in 2017, saving consumers nearly $9 billion.

  • Released a blueprint to drive down drug prices for American patients, leading multiple major drug companies to announce they will freeze or reverse price increases.

  • Expanded short-term, limited-duration health plans.

  • Let more employers to form Association Health Plans, enabling more small businesses to join together and affordably provide health insurance to their employees.

  • Cut Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate penalty.

  • Signed legislation repealing Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, also known as the “death panels.”

  • USDA invested more than $1 billion in rural health care in 2017, improving access to health care for 2.5 million people in rural communities across 41 states

  • Proposed Title X rule to help ensure taxpayers do not fund the abortion industry in violation of the law.

  • Reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy to keep foreign aid from supporting the global abortion industry.

  • HHS formed a new division over protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom.

  • Overturned Obama administration’s midnight regulation prohibiting states from defunding certain abortion facilities.

  • Signed executive order to help ensure that religious organizations are not forced to choose between violating their religious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate or shutting their doors.



  • Chaired meeting the 73rd General Session of the United Nations discussing the worldwide drug problem with international leaders.

  • Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to keep dangerous drugs out of our communities.

  • $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.

  • DEA conducted a surge in April 2018 that arrested 28 medical professions and revoked 147 registrations for prescribing too many opioids.

  • Brought the “Prescribed to Death” memorial to President’s Park near the White House, helping raise awareness about the human toll of the opioid crisis.

  • Helped reduce high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent in 2017.

  • Opioid Summit on the administration-wide efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

  • Launched a national public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction.

  • Created a Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis which recommended a number of pathways to tackle the opioid crisis.

  • Led two National Prescription Drug Take Back Days in 2017 and 2018, collecting a record number of expired and unneeded prescription drugs each time.

  • $485 million targeted grants in FY 2017 to help areas hit hardest by the opioid crisis.

  • Signed INTERDICT Act, strengthening efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids before they reach our communities.

  • DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.

  • Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.

  • Declared the opioid crisis a Nationwide Public Health Emergency in October 2017.



  • More U.S. Circuit Court judges confirmed in the first year in office than ever.

  • Confirmed more than two dozen U. S. Circuit Court judges.

  • Followed through on the promise to nominate judges to the Supreme Court who will adhere to the Constitution

    • Nominated and confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

  • Signed an executive order directing the Attorney General to develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people who commit crimes against law enforcement officers.

  • Launched an evaluation of grant programs to make sure they prioritize the protection and safety of law enforcement officers.

  • Established a task force to reduce crime and restore public safety in communities across Signed an executive order to focus more federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such as drug cartels.

  • Signed an executive order to focus more federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such as drug cartels.

  • Violent crime decreased in 2017 according to FBI statistics.

  • $137 million in grants through the COPS Hiring Program to preserve jobs, increase community policing capacities, and support crime prevention efforts.

  • Enhanced and updated the Project Safe Neighborhoods to help reduce violent crime.

  • Signed legislation making it easier to target websites that enable sex trafficking and strengthened penalties for people who promote or facilitate prostitution.

  • Created an interagency task force working around the clock to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent human trafficking.

  • Conducted Operation Cross Country XI to combat human trafficking, rescuing 84 children and arresting 120 human traffickers.

  • Encouraged federal prosecutors to use the death penalty when possible in the fight against the trafficking of deadly drugs.

  • New rule effectively banning bump stock sales in the United States.



  • Secured $1.6 billion for border wall construction in the March 2018 omnibus bill.

  • Construction of a 14-mile section of border wall began near San Diego.

  • Worked to protect American communities from the threat posed by the vile MS-13 gang.

    • ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations division arrested 796 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase from the prior year.

    • Justice worked with partners in Central America to secure criminal charges against more than 4,000 MS-13 members.

    • Border Patrol agents arrested 228 illegal aliens affiliated with MS-13 in FY 2017.

  • Fighting to stop the scourge of illegal drugs at our border.

    • ICE HSI seized more than 980,000 pounds of narcotics in FY 2017, including 2,370 pounds of fentanyl and 6,967 pounds of heroin.

    • ICE HSI dedicated nearly 630,000 investigative hours towards halting the illegal import of fentanyl.

    • ICE HSI made 11,691 narcotics-related arrests in FY 2017.

    • Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand introduced new measures to keep dangerous drugs out the United States.

    • Signed the INTERDICT Act into law, enhancing efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids.

    • DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.

    • DOJ launched their Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.

  • Released an immigration framework that includes the resources required to secure our borders and close legal loopholes, and repeatedly called on Congress to fix our broken immigration laws.

  • Authorized the deployment of the National Guard to help secure the border.

  • Enhanced vetting of individuals entering the U.S. from countries that don’t meet security standards, helping to ensure individuals who pose a threat to our country are identified before they enter.

    • These procedures were upheld in a June 2018 Supreme Court hearing.

  • ICE removed over 226,000 illegal aliens from the United States in 2017.

    • ICE rescued or identified over 500 human trafficking victims and over 900 child exploitation victims in 2017 alone.

  • In 2017, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions or charges, responsible for

    • Over 76,000 with dangerous drug offenses.

    • More than 48,000 with assault offenses.

    • More than 11,000 with weapons offenses.

    • More than 5,000 with sexual assault offenses.

    • More than 2,000 with kidnapping offenses.

    • Over 1,800 with homicide offenses.

  • Created the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office in order to support the victims and families affected by illegal alien crime.

  • More than doubled the number of counties participating in the 287(g) program, which allows jails to detain criminal aliens until they are transferred to ICE custody.




  • Negotiating and renegotiating better trade deals, achieving free, fair, and reciprocal trade for the United States.

    • Agreed to work with the European Union towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsides.

    • Deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.

    • Litigated multiple WTO disputes targeting unfair trade practices and upholding our right to enact fair trade laws.

    • Finalized a revised trade agreement with South Korea, which includes provisions to increase American automobile exports.

    • Negotiated an historic U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to replace NAFTA.

    • Agreement to begin trade negotiations for a U.S.-Japan trade agreement.

    • Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.

    • Established a Trade and Investment Working Group with the United Kingdom, laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade.

  • Enacted steel and aluminum tariffs to protect our vital steel and aluminum producers and strengthen our national security.

  • Conducted 82 anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations in 2017 alone.

  • Confronting China’s unfair trade practices after years of Washington looking the other way.

    • 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China and later imposed an additional 10% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

    • Conducted an investigation into Chinese forced technology transfers, unfair licensing practices, and intellectual property theft.

    • Imposed safeguard tariffs to protect domestic washing machines and solar products manufacturers hurt by China’s trade policies

  • Withdrew from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

  • Secured access to new markets for America’s farmers.

    • Recent deal with Mexico included new improvements enabling food and agriculture to trade more fairly.

    • Recent agreement with the E.U. will reduce barriers and increase trade of American soybeans to Europe.

    • Won a WTO dispute regarding Indonesia’s unfair restriction of U.S. agricultural exports.

    • Defended American Tuna fisherman and packagers before the WTO

    • Opened up Argentina to American pork experts for the first time in a quarter-century

    • American beef exports have returned to china for the first time in more than a decade

  • OK’d up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.



  • Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocks to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

  • Presidential Memorandum declaring that the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the process to complete construction.

  • Opened up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration.

  • Coal exports up over 60 percent in 2017.

  • Rolled back the “stream protection rule” to prevent it from harming America’s coal industry.

  • Cancelled Obama’s anti-coal Clean Power Plan and proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule as a replacement.

  • Withdrew from the job-killing Paris climate agreement, which would have cost the U.S. nearly $3 trillion and led to 6.5 million fewer industrial sector jobs by 2040.

  • U.S. oil production has achieved its highest level in American history

  • United States is now the largest crude oil producer in the world.

  • U.S. has become a net natural gas exporter for the first time in six decades.

  • Action to expedite the identification and extraction of critical minerals that are vital to the nation’s security and economic prosperity.

  • Took action to reform National Ambient Air Quality Standards, benefitting American manufacturers.

  • Rescinded Obama’s hydraulic fracturing rule, which was expected to cost the industry $32 million per year.

  • Proposed an expansion of offshore drilling as part of an all-of-the above energy strategy

    • Held a lease sale for offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico in August 2018.

  • Got EU to increase its imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.

  • Issued permits for the New Burgos Pipeline that will cross the U.S.-Mexico border.



  • Moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

  • Withdrew from Iran deal and immediately began the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.

    • Treasury has issued sanctions targeting Iranian activities and entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force

    • Since enacting sanctions, Iran’s crude exports have fallen off, the value of Iran’s currency has plummeted, and international companies have pulled out of the country.

    • All nuclear-related sanctions will be back in full force by early November 2018.

  • Historic summit with North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, bringing beginnings of peace and denuclearization to the Korean Peninsula.

    • The two leaders have exchanged letters and high-level officials from both sides have met resulting in tremendous progress.

    • North Korea has halted nuclear and missile tests.

    • Negotiated the return of the remains of missing-in-action soldiers from the Korean War.

  • Imposed strong sanctions on Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro and his inner circle.

  • Executive order preventing those in the U.S. from carrying out certain transactions with the Venezuelan regime, including prohibiting the purchase of the regime’s debt.

  • Responded to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.

    • Rolled out sanctions targeting individuals and entities tied to Syria’s chemical weapons program.

    • Directed strikes in April 2017 against a Syrian airfield used in a chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.

    • Joined allies in launching airstrikes in April 2018 against targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons use.

  • New Cuba policy that enhanced compliance with U.S. law and held the Cuban regime accountable for political oppression and human rights abuses.

    • Treasury and State are working to channel economic activity away from the Cuban regime, particularly the military.

  • Changed the rules of engagement, empowering commanders to take the fight to ISIS.

    • ISIS has lost virtually all of its territory, more than half of which has been lost under Trump.

    • ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital city, Raqqah, was liberated in October 2017.

    • All Iraqi territory had been liberated from ISIS.

  • More than a dozen American hostages have been freed from captivity all of the world.

  • Action to combat Russia’s malign activities, including their efforts to undermine the sanctity of United States elections.

    • Expelled dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, WA.

    • Banned the use of Kaspersky Labs software on government computers, due to the company’s ties to Russian intelligence.

    • Imposed sanctions against five Russian entities and three individuals for enabling Russia’s military and intelligence units to increase Russia’s offensive cyber capabilities.

    • Sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs, and 12 companies they own or control, who profit from Russia’s destabilizing activities.

    • Sanctioned 100 targets in response to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine.

    • Enhanced support for Ukraine’s Armed Forces to help Ukraine better defend itself.

  • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

  • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.


  • Executive order keeping the detention facilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay open.

  • $700 billion in military funding for FY 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019.

  • Largest military pay raise in nearly a decade.

  • Ordered a Nuclear Posture Review to ensure America’s nuclear forces are up to date and serve as a credible deterrent.

  • Released America’s first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years.

  • New strategy on national biodefense, which better prepares the nation to defend against biological threats.

  • Administration has announced that it will use whatever means necessary to protect American citizens and servicemen from unjust prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

  • Released an America first National Security Strategy.

  • Put in motion the launch of a Space Force as a new branch of the military and relaunched the National Space Council.

  • Encouraged North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies to increase defense spending to their agree-upon levels.

    • In 2017 alone, there was an increase of more than 4.8 percent in defense spending amongst NATO allies.

    • Every member state has increased defense spending.

    • Eight NATO allies will reach the 2 percent benchmark by the end of 2018 and 15 allies are on trade to do so by 2024.

    • NATO allies spent over $42 billion dollars more on defense since 2016.

  • Executive order to help military spouses find employment as their families deploy domestically and abroad.



  • Signed the VA Accountability Act and expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.

  • Delivered more appeals decisions – 81,000 – to veterans in a single year than ever before.

  • Strengthened protections for individuals who come forward and identify programs occurring within the VA.

  • Signed legislation that provided $86.5 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest dollar amount in history for the VA.

  • VA MISSION Act, enacting sweeping reform to the VA system that:

    • Consolidated and strengthened VA community care programs.

    • Funding for the Veterans Choice program.

    • Expanded eligibility for the Family Caregivers Program.

    • Gave veterans more access to walk-in care.

    • Strengthened the VA’s ability to recruit and retain quality healthcare professionals.

    • Enabled the VA to modernize its assets and infrastructure.

  • Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act in 2017, which authorized $2.1 billion in addition funds for the Veterans Choice Program.

  • Worked to shift veterans’ electronic medical records to the same system used by the Department of Defense, a decades old priority.

  • Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.

  • Increased transparency and accountability at the VA by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with access to wait time and quality of care data.

  • Signed legislation to modernize the claims and appeal process at the VA.

  • Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, providing enhanced educational benefits to veterans, service members, and their family members.

    • Lifted a 15-year limit on veterans’ access to their educational benefits.

  • Created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.

  • VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.

  • Signed the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act, increasing the number of VA employees that can assist justice-involved veterans.