Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)
- Takes only $1 Salary: President Trump only take $1 salary because the law required him to. According to Title 3 of the US Code, the US President “shall earn” a salary of$400,000, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment.
- Recognized Jerusalem as Capitol Israel: President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City. “We finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Trump said from the Diplomatic Reception Roomof the White House. “This is nothing more or less than recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.”
- Eliminated the Islamic State’s physical caliphate:Trump removed the constraints placed on US military and let it drive the terrorists from their strongholds.
- Enacted historic tax and regulatory reform that has unleashed economic growth:Trump signed the first comprehensive tax reform in three decades and removed the many onerous regulations smothering US economy. US economy is now heading into consecutive quarters of above 3 percent growth.
- Got NATO allies to kick in $12 billion more toward collective European security:Decades of pleading by the different administrations failed to get NATO allies to meet their financial commitments to the alliance, but Trump’s tough talk and reticence to affirm America’s Article V commitment did the trick. NATO is stronger as a result.
- Enforced red line against Syria’s use of chemical weapons: When the regime of Bashar al-Assad used a toxic nerve agent on innocent men, women and children, Trump didn’t wring his hands. He acted quickly and decisively, restoring America’s credibility on the world stage.