In a statement, a White House spokeswoman, Alyssa Farah, said, “The president is fully committed to serving a second term and building on and adding to his first-term accomplishments for the American people.”

Without starting a flame war, what are those accomplishments?

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    Interesting question, but so many times asked... Jun 18, 2020 at 8:08
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    Maybe would be worth having a meta discussion on "so far"-questions, as the answers to them slightly change as time goes on, but the answers on other questions aren't updated...
    – miep
    Jun 18, 2020 at 8:28
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    @miep, brilliant idea, done: politics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4461/… Jun 18, 2020 at 8:34
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    I consider that opinion based - i.e. how you define accomplishments. Jun 18, 2020 at 9:30

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Citing Politifact's Trump-o-meter, President Trump fulfilled 19 of his 102 campaign promises, compromised on 11, and 27 are in the works.

Promises that he kept include:

  • He has renegotiated NAFTA with Canada and Mexico.
  • He has reversed an Obama-era executive order requiring Social Security benefits with mental illness to have this reflected in background checks when they purchase firearms.
  • He has accelerated funding of NATO by other member countries (while some of this increase was there before, it has accelerated).
  • He has limited the number of refugees to the United States to 30,000 per year.
  • He has raised tariffs on goods from various other countries, notably China.
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    But (as mentioned in the comments) whether or not these are accomplishments or failures really depends on a) one's personal opinions; and b) long-term results. E.g. raising tariffs is a fact. Whether this should be seen as an accomplishment or not depends on for instance your committment to free market economics, and the effects on the economy for years & decades.
    – jamesqf
    Jun 18, 2020 at 16:48
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    For this question, I'm defining an "accomplishment" as achieving something that he intended to achieve. I'm not going to opine on whether they are positive or negative.
    – Joe C
    Jun 18, 2020 at 18:49

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