The 10 best things Trump has done in his first year

Marc Thiessen of The Washington Post writes:

As we approach the end of President Trump’s first year in office, the list of extraordinary things he has done — for both good and ill — is nothing short of remarkable.

Trump inspires such deep emotions in his critics and supporters that many have struggled to objectively assess his presidency.

Some are so blinded by their hatred of Trump that they refuse to acknowledge the good he has done, while others are so blinded by devotion that they overlook almost any transgression.

In my columns, I’ve tried to give Trump the credit he deserves when he does the right thing, while calling him out when he does the wrong thing.

So, here is my list of the 10 best things Trump has done in his first 11 months. (Later this week, I will give you my list of the 10 worst.)

This is good analysis – the ten best and the ten worst. It will be interesting how many of the ten worst will be things he said rather than did. Anyway the ten best are:

  1. Enforced President Barack Obama’s red line against Syria’s use of chemical weapons
  2. Taken a surprisingly tough line with Russia approving a $47 million arms package for Ukraine, sent troops to Poland’s border with Russia and imposed new sanctions on Moscow for violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
  3. Recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Four American presidents promised to do it, but only one actually did.
  4. Withdrew from the Paris climate agreement helping usher in a new age of American energy development.
  5. Got NATO allies to kick in $12 billion more toward our collective security
  6. Virtually eliminated the Islamic State’s physical caliphate
  7. Admitted he was wrong on Afghanistan and reversed Obama’s disastrous withdrawal.
  8. Enacted historic tax and regulatory reform that has unleashed economic growth.
  9. Installing conservative judges who will preside for decades
  10. Delivered the coup de grace that ended the Clinton political machine.

The ones I most approve of are 1, 3, 6 and 9.

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