Some notable actions or achievements of President Donald Trump’s administration during his presidency:
Tax cuts: In 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which reduced tax rates for both individuals and businesses, and doubled the standard deduction.
Criminal justice reform: In 2018, President Trump signed into law the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that aimed to reduce mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and expand programs to reduce recidivism.
The Operation Warp Speed: President Trump’s initiative to accelerate the development, production, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Trade agreements: President Trump negotiated several trade agreements, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and a trade deal with China.
Increased military spending: President Trump increased military spending, which included the largest pay raise for troops in nearly a decade and investments in new military technology.
However President Trump’s actions and policies were often the subject of public criticism and controversy. Some examples of actions that generated negative reactions from individuals and groups include:
Controversial statements: President Trump was known for making controversial and sometimes inflammatory statements, particularly on social media platforms like Twitter, that some perceived as divisive or offensive.
Immigration policies: President Trump implemented several controversial immigration policies, including a travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries, family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border, and a crackdown on illegal immigration.
Response to racial protests: President Trump’s response to protests against racial injustice and police brutality, particularly in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, was criticized by many as being insensitive and divisive.
Handling of the COVID-19 pandemic: President Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including his initial downplaying of the severity of the virus, his resistance to wearing masks, and his controversial statements about unproven treatments, drew criticism from many public health experts.
Allegations of misconduct: President Trump faced numerous allegations of misconduct and impropriety throughout his presidency, including allegations of sexual misconduct, conflicts of interest, and obstruction of justice.