President Trump took to The Washington Examiner this morning, to pen an op-ed listing his administration’s accomplishments. January 20 marks the one-year anniversary of Mr. Trump’s inauguration.
“I promised Jan. 20, 2017, would be remembered as a new day for all Americans – the day the people became the rulers of this nation once again,” President Trump wrote. “For the past 365 days, that promise has been my guide.”
The President touted accomplishments on deregulation, the economy and on taxes. About the historic tax reform passed in December, the president wrote, “For the first time in 30 years, we reformed the tax code to make it simpler and fairer…these changes will not only allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money, but they will help make American workers and businesses competitive again.”
The president also wrote about progress made in the area of national security, listing a new nuclear posture and new ballistic missile defenses. He also wrote about achievements made in the fight against ISIS. “Our great military is executing new strategies that have liberated Mosul and Raqqa, [and] retaken almost 100 percent of the land that ISIS had seized in Syria and Iraq,” the President wrote.
The marking of the anniversary was bittersweet, as impasses over immigration has caused the federal government to shut down for the first time in more than four years.