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Trump’s Biggest Wins of 2017

As a candidate, Trump promised that Americans would be sick of winning and beg him to stop. He's doing his best to deliver, with wins across the board.

By NTK Staff | 12.26.2017 @12:00pm
Trump’s Biggest Wins of 2017

When President Trump campaigned during the 2016 election, he promised that the United States would win so much, Americans would be “sick of winning.” Through one year of his presidency, Trump has recorded win after win for the American people.

Here are some of his biggest.

North Korea sanctions: Trump’s team at the United Nations, including Ambassador Nikki Haley, succeeded in convincing the UN Security Council to impose stricter regulations on North Korea for their provocations. Throughout the summer and early fall, Pyongyang engaged in successful ballistic missile and nuclear tests. As a result, Trump and Haley won over Chinese and Russian support at the UN for measures that would tighten the noose around the Kim regime in North Korea.

Tax Reform: Perhaps the biggest win of the year for Republicans, Trump’s party passed a massive overhaul of the tax code in December. It’s a huge legislative achievement for the first year of Trump’s presidency. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell deserve a lot of the credit here as well.

Gorsuch & Conservative Judges: During the campaign, the president’s promise to appoint conservative judges helped propel him to victory over Hillary Clinton. He’s delivered on that pledge and then some. In the first year of his presidency he’s already set records for judicial appointments. And his nominee to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, will be on the court for decades.

Jerusalem: For decades, U.S. presidential candidates promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy to the city. Trump finally fulfilled that commitment in 2017, directing his State Department to prepare the embassy move. The UN condemned the move, but the Trump administration stood strong.

NATO Payments: According to Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of NATO, the president “has helped” push other NATO members to meet their financial obligations under the alliance. Trump made it a priority to hold U.S. allies to their treaty commitments, and at his first NATO meeting, he scolded the allies for their failure to spend enough on defense. That appears to have encouraged NATO members to live up to the alliance requirements.

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