President Trump’s accomplishments this year have been many. Highlights include a soaring economy, a stock market that has hit record highs more than 60 times during the year, and the lowest unemployment rate in seventeen years. He signed into law a tax bill providing the most sweeping tax changes in three decades, lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent with the aim of stimulating long-term growth and the creation of jobs.
In addition, the Trump administration eliminated many burdensome regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency, the Education Department, and Health and Human Services and supported vets with more efficient service with claims processed quicker.
Trump set a record for the most confirmed appellate judges in a president’s first year. By December he had 19 federal judges confirmed, including 12 circuit judges, six district court judges, and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
After the terrorist organization had taken over major parts of Iraq during the previous administration, Trump delivered on his promise to defeat ISIS. The fall of the ISIS caliphate was announced in December by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who declared victory by Iraqi military forces and an American-led coalition.