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originally posted by: SammyB0476
Someone should do a thread on all the great things Biden has done in 47 year in politics.
originally posted by: Arnie123
I won’t list a bunch off or give you some list with a link, rather I’ll focus on one that I think deserves merit as I go along, with some extensive research.
HBCUs (Historically Black College Universities) for a long time were used as a bargaining chip in Senate funding bills that would determine whether they get a raise, nothing or a decrease. Under President Trump, who pushed for a bipartisan bill, the result is the “Futures ACT”. This meant that no longer will they be used as a point of leverage, rather, cement funding permanently for HBCUs.
In fact, prior before this historic passage, no less then 30 days after President Trumps inauguration, he signed an EO, “The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” that sought to empower HBCUs.
The results are as mention,
President Trump has given more money to HBCUs than any other president in history for both undergraduate and graduate studies. Federal funding for HBCUs is up 17% under the Trump administration with an increase of more than $100 million, which surpassed the previous record set by President Obama amid the first black president’s tenuous and love-hate relationship with HBCUs.
In March 2018, the Trump administration provided financial relief to HBCUs impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued full forgiveness of loans in the amount of $322 million to Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, Tougaloo College, and Xavier University of Louisiana under the HBCU Hurricane Supplemental Loan program. The monies saved can be repurposed to provide tuition assistance and expansion of curriculum, where feasible.
To comply with President Trump’s executive order for more strategic partnership investments in HBCUs, Congress has drafted the HBCU PARTNERS Act (Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students). HBCUs are in 19 states which gives those academic institutions greater access to compete for more than $52 billion in state-based federal agency research and development investments.
This accomplishment is historic as typically HBCUs were always overlooked and pushed aside, they didn’t get the respect an funding needed to help disenfranchised young Americans from attaining a good education because the facilities are need of REAL funding.
Will this change your mind? Probably not, but it’s meant to illustrate a promise made and kept, resulting in a Bi-partisan bill. Any notion that the President is a racist is blatantly false and should show that he is a President looking to break the political road blocks to get policy and legislation done.
As you, I and we know, the Executive isn’t a dictatorship, thus we have to work within the system. This is Trump, whatever it takes. If anything, this should convince you, to ability to break political road blocks and introduce Change.
source the fact that republicans are calling out neocons like mcstain and romnuts along with the bush as neocons.
Following Trump’s regulatory overhaul and passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, employment openings exceeded the number of people unemployed for the first time on records going back to 2000.
Astoundingly, that remained the case for 24 consecutive months — until the pandemic — with over 1 million more job openings than people unemployed for 17 of those months.
This unprecedented competition for workers had extremely positive consequences. It lowered the unemployment rate, which consistently hit 50-year lows, and as a result, employers began competing for workers and raising wages.
In August 2018, year-over-year wage growth exceeded 3 percent for the first time in nearly a decade and stayed at or above 3 percent for 20 consecutive months until the pandemic.
Unpacking Joe Biden’s lies about the Trump job-creation miracle
If Trump is actually racist, as biased mainstream media “journalists” often claim, he’s remarkably bad at it, because people of color have thrived under the pro-growth policies of the Trump Boom. Black joblessness in 2018 reached the lowest levels ever recorded. For Hispanics, in history there have been a total of 14 months with a jobless rate under 5 percent -- and 13 of those months have unfolded under the leadership of President Trump. Small business dynamism is particularly crucial for minority advancement, and small business surveys report optimism among entrepreneurs at record highs in 2018.
Trump's Top 10 Achievements of 2018
President Trump allocated more funding to historically black colleges and universities than any other president.
The poverty rate for black and Hispanic Americans dropped to an all-time low in 2018.
Blue-collar workers enjoyed three times the wage growth of the top one percent of households.
Median household income reached $65,666 in 2019, the highest level on record.
From his first month in office, President Trump presided over the largest manufacturing boom in a first term since the 1970s.
50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know About Trump
US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were "tremendous".
The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.
Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks
Four Australian law professors are nominating President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his administration’s work toward securing peace in the Middle East.
The president has received two other nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize for similar reasons. His latest nomination comes after he announced a “historic” peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and another between Israel and Bahrain.
Trump Gets Another Nod For Nobel Peace Prize: ‘Trump Doctrine’ In Middle East Is ‘Something Extraordinary’
The Islamic State faced final territorial defeat on Saturday as the U.S.-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said it was closing in on their last bastion near the Iraqi border, capping years-long efforts to roll back the group.
"We expect it to be over soon," Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) told Reuters.
ISIS on the brink of defeat in Syria as U.S.-backed forces launch final attack
- Finalized a revised trade agreement with South Korea, which includes provisions to increase American automobile exports.
- Negotiated an historic U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to replace NAFTA.
- Agreement to begin trade negotiations for a U.S.-Japan trade agreement.
- Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
- Established a Trade and Investment Working Group with the United Kingdom, laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade.
- Confronting China’s unfair trade practices after years of Washington looking the other way.
- Withdrew from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Trump’s list: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, ‘relentless’ promise-keeping
President Trump legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp Thursday when he signed a widespread, bipartisan farm bill aimed at boosting the agriculture industry.
The fiber of hemp, a non-intoxicating derivative of the cannabis plant, is used to make a variety of products, such as cardboard, carpets, clothes, paper and more.
Trump officially legalizes industrial hemp
On May 30, 2018, President Donald Trump signed S.204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act. Right to Try opens a new pathway for terminally ill patients who have exhausted their government-approved options and can’t get into a clinical trial to access treatments. Although 41 states have passed Right to Try laws, the signing of S.204 makes Right to Try the law of the land, creating a uniform system for terminal patients seeking access to investigational treatments.
Federal Right to Try: Questions and Answers
He promised last year that he would refuse to take a salary as president, too.
During a campaign appearance in Rochester, New Hampshire, last October, the billionaire told a crowd he would not be accepting the $400,000 annual salary if he became president.
“The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, OK?” Trump said. “That’s not a big deal for me.”
Donald Trump on refusing presidential salary: "I'm not taking it"
President Donald Trump acted Saturday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying.
Trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to "Make America Great Again" should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the American people, not thinking ahead to the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government.
Trump imposes lifetime ban on some lobbying, five years for others
President Donald Trump is sending astronauts back to the Moon.
The president Monday signed at the White House Space Policy Directive 1, a change in national space policy that provides for a U.S.-led, integrated program with private sector partners for a human return to the Moon, followed by missions to Mars and beyond.
The policy calls for the NASA administrator to “lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.” The effort will more effectively organize government, private industry, and international efforts toward returning humans on the Moon, and will lay the foundation that will eventually enable human exploration of Mars.
New Space Policy Directive Calls for Human Expansion Across Solar System
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: JusticeIsComing
and if you need sources, it seems to me that you haven't been paying attention to what he has done, while only listening to claims of what he hasn't or what he supposedly did, which has always comes out that he didn't.
originally posted by: bastion
Trump walking through the DMZ zone must have taken absolute balls of steel due to such a high risk of assasination. I can't imagine any other politician having the courage to do that in the US or UK, the only other world leader that would do it is Putin. Given how self-centred and selfish he usually is I can't see him having placed himself at such high risk unlesshe genuinely, strongly believes in world peace