President Trump – First Six months of #MAGA

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President Trump - First Six months of #MAGA

I am one of those peo­ple you hear about who LOVES Pres­i­dent Trump. I have loved him since I was a lit­tle girl, when he was called a “young entre­pre­neur”, and I had always hoped he would run for President.

Every day that Don­ald J. Trump is my Pres­i­dent is a dream come true.

I took great delight dur­ing Pri­mary Sea­son as he cleaned the clocks of his Repub­li­can oppo­nents who were so dis­dain­ful of Trump and his sup­port­ers. I was dis­ap­pointed to see so many in the stu­pid party (the Repub­li­cans sure do earn that moniker) con­tinue to oppose Trump even after he was the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee. I enjoyed the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign immensely because we finally had some­one run­ning against a Demo­c­rat who wasn’t a mealy mouthed pansy — My Don­ald is no shrink­ing vio­let and unlike pre­vi­ous GOP­ers to run in recent mem­ory, NOBODY was going to steam­roll Don­ald J. Trump! I turned as many Wednes­days as I could into #Trump­Days at my blog, try­ing to put some Trump-​positive stuff into the ether to com­bat all the hys­ter­i­cal neg­a­tiv­ity being spread left and right about the man. I knew he had the sup­port of the reg­u­lar peo­ple who live and work in this coun­try, no mat­ter what the lying media and #Nev­erTrump mob had to say about it; my only con­cern was that Shril­lary and the left would steal a win with the Dems’ pen­chant for fraud and skul­dug­gery. I stayed up late on Elec­tion Night wait­ing to see who would be declared the win­ner, and, thank God, it was My Donald.

It was a long and tense wait between the time Trump was elected to Inau­gu­ra­tion Day — I was very afraid that some­thing bad might hap­pen to him before then that would pre­vent him from tak­ing office, and the bray­ing histri­on­ics from lunatic left­ists and those who claim to be on the right never let up. I had a med­ical inci­dent and suf­fered a near death expe­ri­ence dur­ing this time, and when I was on the Other Side, one of the rea­sons I gave for why I hoped to get sent back to the land of the liv­ing was that I did not yet have the chance to live in an Amer­ica in which Don­ald J. Trump is President.

Finally, six months ago yes­ter­day, Don­ald Trump was offi­cially Pres­i­dent of the United States of Amer­ica and I am incred­i­bly grate­ful to alive to wit­ness all the awe­some­ness. I love the way Trump fights and how he is unapolo­getic about putting Amer­ica and Amer­i­cans first.

The media is too busy fix­at­ing on try­ing to destroy My Don­ald, so here are some of Trump’s accom­plish­ments at the six month mark, via The White House:

SPURRING JOBS CRE­ATION: Pres­i­dent Trump’s impact on the econ­omy has been imme­di­ate, spurring job cre­ation across the country.

  • Pres­i­dent Trump signed the “Buy Amer­i­can and Hire Amer­i­can” Exec­u­tive Order, pri­or­i­tiz­ing the inter­ests of Amer­i­can busi­nesses and workers.
    • Buy Amer­i­can” pro­motes Amer­i­can indus­try, pro­tect­ing it from unfair com­pe­ti­tion by tar­get­ing the abu­sive use of waivers and excep­tions to laws on the books.
    • Hire Amer­i­can” calls for the reform of our visa pro­grams, ensur­ing that they no longer dis­place Amer­i­can work­ers, while fully enforc­ing laws gov­ern­ing the entry of for­eign workers.
  • Pres­i­dent Trump signed an Exec­u­tive Order, mak­ing it eas­ier for busi­nesses to start and expand appren­tice­ship programs.
  • The Dow Jones Indus­trial Aver­age has increased 17 per­cent since elec­tion day, hit­ting new highs 25 times this year already.
  • Since Jan­u­ary, the econ­omy added 863,000 jobs, includ­ing 821,000 in the pri­vate sector.
    • 79,000 con­struc­tion jobs added since January.
    • 42,000 min­ing and log­ging jobs added since January.
    • 41,000 man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs added since January.

CUT­TING DOWN JOB KILLING REG­U­LA­TIONS: Just six months in office, Pres­i­dent Trump has taken his­toric action to elim­i­nate waste­ful and costly reg­u­la­tions that have stood in the way of hard­work­ing Americans.

  • The Amer­i­can Action Forum esti­mates a poten­tial $70 bil­lion in costs reduc­tions from Pres­i­dent Trump’s actions to cut back regulations.
  • Pres­i­dent Trump has signed 14 Con­gres­sional Review Act res­o­lu­tions into law, end­ing bur­den­some Obama-​era rules and reg­u­la­tions, more than all other Pres­i­dents combined.
  • By with­draw­ing from the Paris Cli­mate Accord, Pres­i­dent Trump pro­tected Amer­ica from a bad deal that would have harmed our economy.
    • Accord­ing to a study by NERA Con­sult­ing, meet­ing the Obama Administration’s oblig­a­tions under the Paris Cli­mate Accord could have cost the United States econ­omy nearly $3 trillion.
    • Accord­ing to the same study, 6.5 mil­lion indus­trial sec­tor jobs could have been lost, includ­ing 3.1 mil­lion man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor jobs.
  • In order to con­trol reg­u­la­tory costs, Pres­i­dent Trump signed an Exec­u­tive Order man­dat­ing that for every one new reg­u­la­tion, two old reg­u­la­tions must be eliminated.
  • Through infra­struc­ture reform and invest­ment, the Trump Admin­is­tra­tion aims to dra­mat­i­cally reduce per­mit approvals for projects from 10 years to 2 years, spurring invest­ment and job creation.

OPEN­ING UP AMER­I­CAN ENERGY: In six months, Pres­i­dent Trump has turned around America’s pol­icy on energy pro­duc­tion after years of opposition.

  • Pres­i­dent Trump has acted aggres­sively to increase exports of our energy resources to a global market.
    • Updated guid­ance from the Trea­sury Depart­ment to allow the United States to export coal.
    • Expe­dited the per­mit­ting and approval processes of Liq­ue­fied Nat­ural Gas (LNG) ter­mi­nals and exports, includ­ing the approval of the Lake Charles LNG ter­mi­nal in Louisiana.
  • Pres­i­dent Trump has unleashed oil and gas devel­op­ment in the United States by expand­ing access to resources and the infra­struc­ture needed to get them to market.
    • Approved the Key­stone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, cre­at­ing over 42,000 jobs and $2 bil­lion in earnings.
      • Signed an Exec­u­tive Order man­dat­ing future pipeline work to be done by Amer­i­can work­ers and with Amer­i­can steel.
    • Expe­dited new pipeline approval and pro­duc­tion, such as the New Bur­gos Pipeline to Mexico.
    • Signed an Exec­u­tive Order to extend off­shore oil and gas drilling and reis­sued a leas­ing pro­gram to develop off­shore resources.
    • Boost­ing oil and gas devel­op­ment on Fed­eral lands.
  • The Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency is recon­sid­er­ing an Obama-​era rule on green­house gas emis­sions that is esti­mated to cost oil and nat­ural gas oper­a­tors as much as $530 mil­lion annually.
  • Pres­i­dent Trump kept his cam­paign promise to coal min­ers and rolled back the pre­vi­ous Administration’s “Stream Pro­tec­tion Rule,” which tar­geted the belea­guered indus­try with esti­mated costs of at least $81 mil­lion a year.

A FREE AND FAIR TRADE AGENDA: Pres­i­dent Trump is putting Amer­ica First in trade nego­ti­a­tions, pur­su­ing rec­i­p­ro­cal agree­ments with our trad­ing part­ners so every­one benefits.

  • One of Pres­i­dent Trump’s first actions was to with­draw from the Trans-​Pacific Part­ner­ship, after the Obama Administration’s efforts failed to pro­tect Amer­i­can workers.
  • Pres­i­dent Trump announced he will rene­go­ti­ate the North Amer­i­can Free Trade Agree­ment (NAFTA) to bet­ter reflect our mod­ern econ­omy while ben­e­fit­ting all par­ties so involved.
    • This week, the United States Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive released its objec­tives for upcom­ing NAFTA negotiations.
  • Last week, the Pres­i­dent began the process of rene­go­ti­at­ing the United States-​Korea Free Trade Agreement.
  • Nego­ti­a­tions Pres­i­dent Trump started with China on eco­nomic coop­er­a­tion have already pro­duced results for Amer­i­can businesses.
    • For the first time in 14 years, Amer­i­can beef imports have returned to China.
    • China is wel­come to nego­ti­ate con­tracts to import Amer­i­can liq­ue­fied nat­ural gas.
  • Pres­i­dent Trump deliv­ered on his cam­paign promise to roll back the Obama Administration’s bad deal on Cuba that ben­e­fit­ted the Cuban régime at the expense of the Cuban people.

RESTOR­ING LAW AND ORDER TO IMMI­GRA­TION: Pres­i­dent Trump has pri­or­i­tized enforc­ing immi­gra­tion laws in his first six months to pro­tect all Amer­i­cans, ensur­ing that our immi­gra­tion sys­tem treats every­one fairly.

  • Pres­i­dent Trump insti­tuted tough immi­gra­tion poli­cies that have reduced ille­gal bor­der cross­ings by 53 per­cent com­pared to the same time last year.
    • The Pres­i­dent ordered the hir­ing of 10,000 new Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms Enforce­ment (ICE) offi­cers, includ­ing 5,000 addi­tional bor­der patrol agents.
  • Within the first 100 days of Pres­i­dent Trump sign­ing his exec­u­tive orders on immi­gra­tion enforce­ment, ICE con­ducted nearly 40 per­cent more Enforce­ment and Removal Oper­a­tions com­pared to the same time last year.
    • Arrests of con­victed crim­i­nal aliens climbed by nearly 20 per­cent in this time com­pared to the same time last year.
  • In fis­cal year 2017, ICE has removed over 2,700 crim­i­nal gang mem­bers, com­pared to 2,057 crim­i­nal gang mem­bers in all of fis­cal year 2016.
    • ICE has specif­i­cally tar­geted MS-​13 crim­i­nal gang mem­bers for removal on immi­gra­tion violations.
  • To jump­start con­struc­tion on the bor­der wall, the Pres­i­dent ordered the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­rity to use $100 mil­lion of unspent appro­pri­a­tions in its account for bor­der secu­rity, fenc­ing and infrastructure.
  • Pres­i­dent Trump directed exec­u­tive agen­cies to employ all law­ful means to enforce the immi­gra­tion laws of the United States, includ­ing clamp­ing down on sanc­tu­ary cities.
    • Attor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions imple­mented new charg­ing guide­lines to end catch-​and-​release policies.
  • Pres­i­dent Trump ordered the cre­ation of the Vic­tims of Immi­gra­tion Crime Engage­ment (VOICE) office at DHS, ensur­ing that our Gov­ern­ment can no longer ignore the vic­tims of crim­i­nal acts by ille­gal aliens. MORE

Pres­i­dent Trump has been impres­sive on the world stage as well, what with the not bow­ing to for­eign­ers or kiss­ing up to hos­tile regimes and such, and with the awe­some speeches defend­ing West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion and the right to not be mur­dered or oppressed by islamic sav­ages and all, and the respect he is being shown by lead­ers of other nations who rec­og­nize a true leader when they see one.

Don­ald Trump is a strong Pres­i­dent and I love him for it. I also love all watch­ing all the left­ists and their enablers, who are allegedly on the right, lose their snobby col­lec­tivist minds every sin­gle day. Most fun Pres­i­dency ever. Here’s to seven and a half more years!

*******

MJ Steven­son, AKA Zilla, is best known on the web as Zilla at MareZilla​.com. She lives in a wood­land shack near a creek, in one of those rural parts of New York State that nobody knows or cares about, with her fam­ily and a large pack of guardian com­pan­ion ani­mals.

I am one of those people you hear about who LOVES President Trump. I have loved him since I was a little girl, when he was called a “young entrepreneur”, and I had always hoped he would run for President.

Every day that Donald J. Trump is my President is a dream come true.

I took great delight during Primary Season as he cleaned the clocks of his Republican opponents who were so disdainful of Trump and his supporters. I was disappointed to see so many in the stupid party (the Republicans sure do earn that moniker) continue to oppose Trump even after he was the Republican nominee. I enjoyed the presidential campaign immensely because we finally had someone running against a Democrat who wasn’t a mealy mouthed pansy – My Donald is no shrinking violet and unlike previous GOPers to run in recent memory, NOBODY was going to steamroll Donald J. Trump! I turned as many Wednesdays as I could into #TrumpDays at my blog, trying to put some Trump-positive stuff into the ether to combat all the hysterical negativity being spread left and right about the man. I knew he had the support of the regular people who live and work in this country, no matter what the lying media and #NeverTrump mob had to say about it; my only concern was that Shrillary and the left would steal a win with the Dems’ penchant for fraud and skulduggery. I stayed up late on Election Night waiting to see who would be declared the winner, and, thank God, it was My Donald.

It was a long and tense wait between the time Trump was elected to Inauguration Day – I was very afraid that something bad might happen to him before then that would prevent him from taking office, and the braying histrionics from lunatic leftists and those who claim to be on the right never let up. I had a medical incident and suffered a near death experience during this time, and when I was on the Other Side, one of the reasons I gave for why I hoped to get sent back to the land of the living was that I did not yet have the chance to live in an America in which Donald J. Trump is President.

Finally, six months ago yesterday, Donald Trump was officially President of the United States of America and I am incredibly grateful to alive to witness all the awesomeness. I love the way Trump fights and how he is unapologetic about putting America and Americans first.

The media is too busy fixating on trying to destroy My Donald, so here are some of Trump’s accomplishments at the six month mark, via The White House:

SPURRING JOBS CREATION: President Trump’s impact on the economy has been immediate, spurring job creation across the country.

  • President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, prioritizing the interests of American businesses and workers.
    • “Buy American” promotes American industry, protecting it from unfair competition by targeting the abusive use of waivers and exceptions to laws on the books.
    • “Hire American” calls for the reform of our visa programs, ensuring that they no longer displace American workers, while fully enforcing laws governing the entry of foreign workers.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order, making it easier for businesses to start and expand apprenticeship programs.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased 17 percent since election day, hitting new highs 25 times this year already.
  • Since January, the economy added 863,000 jobs, including 821,000 in the private sector.
    • 79,000 construction jobs added since January.
    • 42,000 mining and logging jobs added since January.
    • 41,000 manufacturing jobs added since January.

CUTTING DOWN JOB KILLING REGULATIONS: Just six months in office, President Trump has taken historic action to eliminate wasteful and costly regulations that have stood in the way of hardworking Americans.

  • The American Action Forum estimates a potential $70 billion in costs reductions from President Trump’s actions to cut back regulations.
  • President Trump has signed 14 Congressional Review Act resolutions into law, ending burdensome Obama-era rules and regulations, more than all other Presidents combined.
  • By withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, President Trump protected America from a bad deal that would have harmed our economy.
    • According to a study by NERA Consulting, meeting the Obama Administration’s obligations under the Paris Climate Accord could have cost the United States economy nearly $3 trillion.
    • According to the same study, 6.5 million industrial sector jobs could have been lost, including 3.1 million manufacturing sector jobs.
  • In order to control regulatory costs, President Trump signed an Executive Order mandating that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.
  • Through infrastructure reform and investment, the Trump Administration aims to dramatically reduce permit approvals for projects from 10 years to 2 years, spurring investment and job creation.

OPENING UP AMERICAN ENERGY: In six months, President Trump has turned around America’s policy on energy production after years of opposition.

  • President Trump has acted aggressively to increase exports of our energy resources to a global market.
    • Updated guidance from the Treasury Department to allow the United States to export coal.
    • Expedited the permitting and approval processes of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals and exports, including the approval of the Lake Charles LNG terminal in Louisiana.
  • President Trump has unleashed oil and gas development in the United States by expanding access to resources and the infrastructure needed to get them to market.
    • Approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, creating over 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in earnings.
      • Signed an Executive Order mandating future pipeline work to be done by American workers and with American steel.
    • Expedited new pipeline approval and production, such as the New Burgos Pipeline to Mexico.
    • Signed an Executive Order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling and reissued a leasing program to develop offshore resources.
    • Boosting oil and gas development on Federal lands.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering an Obama-era rule on greenhouse gas emissions that is estimated to cost oil and natural gas operators as much as $530 million annually.
  • President Trump kept his campaign promise to coal miners and rolled back the previous Administration’s “Stream Protection Rule,” which targeted the beleaguered industry with estimated costs of at least $81 million a year.

A FREE AND FAIR TRADE AGENDA: President Trump is putting America First in trade negotiations, pursuing reciprocal agreements with our trading partners so everyone benefits.

  • One of President Trump’s first actions was to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, after the Obama Administration’s efforts failed to protect American workers.
  • President Trump announced he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to better reflect our modern economy while benefitting all parties so involved.
    • This week, the United States Trade Representative released its objectives for upcoming NAFTA negotiations.
  • Last week, the President began the process of renegotiating the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
  • Negotiations President Trump started with China on economic cooperation have already produced results for American businesses.
    • For the first time in 14 years, American beef imports have returned to China.
    • China is welcome to negotiate contracts to import American liquefied natural gas.
  • President Trump delivered on his campaign promise to roll back the Obama Administration’s bad deal on Cuba that benefitted the Cuban regime at the expense of the Cuban people.

RESTORING LAW AND ORDER TO IMMIGRATION: President Trump has prioritized enforcing immigration laws in his first six months to protect all Americans, ensuring that our immigration system treats everyone fairly.

  • President Trump instituted tough immigration policies that have reduced illegal border crossings by 53 percent compared to the same time last year.
    • The President ordered the hiring of 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, including 5,000 additional border patrol agents.
  • Within the first 100 days of President Trump signing his executive orders on immigration enforcement, ICE conducted nearly 40 percent more Enforcement and Removal Operations compared to the same time last year.
    • Arrests of convicted criminal aliens climbed by nearly 20 percent in this time compared to the same time last year.
  • In fiscal year 2017, ICE has removed over 2,700 criminal gang members, compared to 2,057 criminal gang members in all of fiscal year 2016.
    • ICE has specifically targeted MS-13 criminal gang members for removal on immigration violations.
  • To jumpstart construction on the border wall, the President ordered the Department of Homeland Security to use $100 million of unspent appropriations in its account for border security, fencing and infrastructure.
  • President Trump directed executive agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States, including clamping down on sanctuary cities.
    • Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented new charging guidelines to end catch-and-release policies.
  • President Trump ordered the creation of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office at DHS, ensuring that our Government can no longer ignore the victims of criminal acts by illegal aliens.  MORE 

President Trump has been impressive on the world stage as well, what with the not bowing to foreigners or kissing up to hostile regimes and such, and with the awesome speeches defending Western Civilization and the right to not be murdered or oppressed by islamic savages and all, and the respect he is being shown by leaders of other nations who recognize a true leader when they see one.

Donald Trump is a strong President and I love him for it. I also love all watching all the leftists and their enablers, who are allegedly on the right, lose their snobby collectivist minds every single day. Most fun Presidency ever. Here’s to seven and a half more years!

*******

MJ Stevenson, AKA Zilla, is best known on the web as Zilla at MareZilla.com. She lives in a woodland shack near a creek, in one of those rural parts of New York State that nobody knows or cares about, with her family and a large pack of guardian companion animals.