Winning - President Trump's First 500 Days by the Numbers

$700 Billion: The Historic Amount Of Defense Spending Allocated By The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Signed By President Trump. (Rebecca Kheel, “Trump Signs Nearly $700B Defense Policy Bill,” The Hill, 12/12/17)     

  • $146.2 Billion: The Amount Authorized For Military Personnel Including Costs Of Pay, Allowances, And Bonuses. (Press Release, “President Donald J. Trump Will Make The American Military Great Again,” The White House, 12/12/17)
  • 2.4%: The Pay Raise Authorized To Provide A Significant Improvement In The Quality Of Life For Our Troops. (Press Release, “President Donald J. Trump Will Make The American Military Great Again,” The White House, 12/12/17)

$208.5 Billion: The Value Of U.S.-Exported Goods And Services In March 2018, An All-Time High.  (“US Trade Deficit Drops As Exports Hit A Record High,” CNBC, 05/03/18)

$200 Billion: The Amount Of Federal Money Dedicated To Improving America’s Infrastructure Under President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan. (Lydia DePillis, “Trump Unveils Infrastructure Plan,” CNN , 2/12/18)

$125 Billion: The Amount That Has Been Invested Back Into The U.S. Economy Thanks To Savings From The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (“List Of Tax Reform Good News,” Americans For Tax Reform , 6/3/18)

$55 Billion: The Amount Allocated To Reform The United States Department Of Veterans Affairs In The VA Mission Act Signed By President Trump.  (Quil Lawrence, “Senate Passes $55 Billion Veterans Affairs Reform Bill,” NPR, 05/23/18)

$50 Billion: The Amount Dedicated To Rural Infrastructure In President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan. (“Legislative Outline For Rebuilding Infrastructure In America,” The White House Of President Trump , 2/12/18, p.6)

$47.8 Billion: The Amount Approved By The House To Fund The Department Of Homeland Security (DHS), And Help Build Physical Barriers And Improve Surveillance Technology Along The Southwest Border. (Press Release, “House Approves Omnibus Bill To Fund The Federal Government,” House Committee On Appropriations , 3/22/18)

$9.8 Billion: The Net Lifetime Savings From Deregulatory Action President Trump Is Committed To Saving In FY2018. (“President Donald J. Trump Is Delivering On Deregulation,” The White House, 12/14/17)

$8.7 Billion: The Amount The United States Trade Deficit Has Decreased Since February 2018. (“US Trade Deficit Drops As Exports Hit A Record High,” CNBC, 05/03/18)

$8.1 Billion: The Net Lifetime Savings From President Trump’s Deregulatory Actions In FY2017. (“President Donald J. Trump Is Delivering On Deregulation,” The White House, 12/14/17)

$2.1 Billion: The Amount Authorized By President Trump For The Veterans Choice Program Through The VA Choice And Quality Employment Act. (“Trump Signs Emergency Bill To Add $2.1 Billion Into Veterans Medical Care,” The Associated Press , 08/12/17)

$1.63 Billion: The Amount That Has Been Donated To Charity Thanks To Savings From The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (“List Of Tax Reform Good News,” Americans For Tax Reform, 6/3/18)

$1.3 Billion: The Amount Recovered In Stolen Taxpayer Money In The Largest Healthcare Fraud Bust In History By The Office Of Inspector General At The Department Of Health And Human Services. (“2017: A Year of Accomplishment,” The U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services , 1/26/18, p. 16)

$800 Million: The Approximate Amount Of Money That Has Been Appropriated To Combat The Opioid Crisis. (Press Release, “HHS Marks 2017 Accomplishments Under President Donald J. Trump,” U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services , 1/26/18)

$500 Million: The Amount Granted To The 41 Recipients Of 2018 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants. (Press Release, “U.S. Department Of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars In Infrastructure Investments To 41 Projects In 43 States,” U.S. Department Of Transportation, 3/9/18)

$98 Million: The Amount Of Grant Funding Directed To The DOJ’s Office Of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) To Hire Additional Police Officers. (“Attorney General Sessions Announced $98 Million To Hire Community Policing Officers.” The Department Of Justice, 11/20/17)

27.2 Million More People That Will Take The Standard Deduction And Avoid The Complex Itemizing Process, Thanks To The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (Shaina Mishkin, “Here's How To Tell Whether The New GOP Tax Plan Will Simplify Your Taxes,” Time, 12/20/17)

2.96 Million: The Total Amount Nonfarm Payroll Has Increased Since President Trump Took Office. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics,  Accessed 6/1/18)

143,000: The Number Of Administrative Arrests Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) Made In FY2017. (“ICE Impact In FY2017,” Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Accessed 5/31/18)

81,000: The Number Of Illegal Immigrants Removed From The Interior Of The Country By ICE In FY2017. (“ICE Impact In FY2017,” Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Accessed 5/31/18)

65,850: The Number Of Jobs That Have Been Created So Far By Companies Thanks To The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (“List Of Tax Reform Good News,” Americans For Tax Reform, 6/3/18)

4,800: The Number Of Criminal Arrests Made In National Anti-Gang Operations In FY2017. (“ICE Impact In FY2017,” Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Accessed 5/31/18)

4,000: The Number Of Troops Deployed To The Southwest Border Through The End Of September 2018. (Anna Giaritelli, “Pentagon Approves 736 More National Guard Troops To Support Air, Land, Sea Border Agents,” Washington Examiner, 5/25/18)

4,000: The Number Of MS-13 Gang Members That Faced Charges In 2017 By The Department Of Justice. (Press Release, “President Donald J. Trump Is Dedicated To Combating MS-13,” The White House, 5/23/18)

3,510: The Number Of Investigations Opened By The Trump Administration Into Businesses Who Employ Illegal Immigrants Not Authorized To Work In The U.S.(Stephen Dinan, “DHS Doubles Focus On Businesses That Hire Illegal Immigrants,” The Washington Times , 5/14/18)

1,579: The Number Of Regulatory Actions President Trump Withdrew Or Delayed In 2017. (“President Donald J. Trump Is Delivering On Deregulation,” The White House, 12/14/17)

1,360: The Number Of Employee Audits ICE Made In 2017. (Maria Sacchetti, “ICE Raids Meatpacking Plant In Rural Tennessee; 97 Immigrants Arrested,” The New York Times, 4/6/18)

$1,260: The Average Amount A Taxpayer Will Save In 2018 Under The New Tax Code.(Frank Sammartino, Philip Stallworth, and David Weiner, “The Effect Of The TCJA Individual Income Tax Provisions Across Income Groups And Across The States,” Tax Policy Center , 3/28/18)

1,027: The Number Of Generic Drugs Approved By The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) In 2017-The Highest In History. (“Ensuring Safe, Effective, And Affordable Medicines For The American Public,” U.S. Food And Drug Administration, Accessed 5/31/18)

802: The Number Of Full-Time Community Law Enforcement Officers That Will Be Hired As A Result Of Additional Funding. (“Attorney General Sessions Announced $98 Million To Hire Community Policing Officers.” The Department Of Justice, 11/20/17)

796: The Number Of MS-13 Members Arrested In FY2017. (“President Donald J. Trump Is Dedicated To Combating MS-13,” The White House, 5/23/18)

750%: The Percent Fentanyl Seizures Have Risen At The U.S.-Mexico Border In The First Seven Months Of Fiscal Year 2018 Compared To The Same Period A Year Earlier.(Anna Giaritelli, “Fentanyl Seizures At US-Mexico Border Up 750 Percent,” Washington Examiner, 5/23/18)

610: The Number Of Administrative Arrests Stemming From Worksite Immigration Enforcement. (Stephen Dinan, “DHS Doubles Focus On Businesses That Hire Illegal Immigrants,” The Washington Times, 5/14/18)

594: The Number Of Criminal Arrests Stemming From Worksite Immigration Enforcement. (Stephen Dinan, “DHS Doubles Focus On Businesses That Hire Illegal Immigrants,” The Washington Times, 5/14/18)

365: The Number Of Days That Short-Term Limited-Duration Healthcare Plans Have Been Extended. (Press Release, “Fact Sheet: Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Proposed Rule,” Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services , 2/20/18)

364 Companies Gave Employees Bonuses With Savings From The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (“List Of Tax Reform Good News,” Americans For Tax Reform, 6/3/18)

300: The Number Of People Arrested By ICE For Alleged Criminal And Civil Immigration Violations In 2017. (Maria Sacchetti, “ICE Raids Meatpacking Plant In Rural Tennessee; 97 Immigrants Arrested,” The New York Times, 4/6/18)

228: The Number Of Illegal Immigrants Affiliated With MS-13 Arrested By Border Patrol Agents In FY2017. (“President Donald J. Trump Is Dedicated To Combating MS-13,” The White House, 5/23/18)

179: The Number Of Law Enforcement Agencies Across The Country Receiving Funding Awards. (“Attorney General Sessions Announced $98 Million To Hire Community Policing Officers.” The Department Of Justice, 11/20/17)

125: The Number Of Companies That Have Increased Wages Thanks To Savings From The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (“List Of Tax Reform Good News,” Americans For Tax Reform , 6/3/18)

120: The Number Of Individuals President Trump Has Nominated To Serve On The U.S. District Courts And U.S. Courts Of Appeals. (“Judicial Selection,” Alliance For Justice, Accessed 5/31/18)

100: The Number Of Immigration Judges That Were Mobilized To DHS Detention Facilities Across The Country, Including Along The Southwest Border. (Press Release, “Justice Department Announces Additional Prosecutors And Immigration Judges For Southwest Border Crisis,” U.S. Department Of Justice , 5/2/18)

  • 2,700: The Additional Number Of Cases Expected To Be Completed Due To The Mobilization. (Press Release, “Justice Department Announces Additional Prosecutors And Immigration Judges For Southwest Border Crisis,” U.S. Department Of Justice, 5/2/18)

100% Of Income Groups Will See A Tax Cut On Average In 2018. (“Distributional Analysis Of The Conference Agreement For The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act,” Tax Policy Center, 12/19/17)

92% Of Illegal Aliens Arrested By ICE In FY2017 That Had Criminal Convictions, Pending Criminal Charges, Were An Immigration Fugitive, Or Were An Illegal Re-Entrant. (“ICE Impact In FY2017,” Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Accessed 5/31/18)

90% Of Americans Will See An Increase In Take Home Pay Thanks To The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (“New Withholding Guidelines Under The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Will Increase Take Home Pay,” U.S. Department Of Treasury, 1/12/18)

83%: The Increase Of MS-13 Arrests From FY2017 Compared To FY2016. (“President Donald J. Trump Is Dedicated To Combating MS-13,” The White House, 5/23/18)

82% Of Middle-Class Taxpayers Will See A Tax Cut In 2018. (Frank Sammartino, Philip Stallworth, and David Weiner, “The Effect Of The TCJA Individual Income Tax Provisions Across Income Groups And Across The States,” Tax Policy Center, 3/28/18)

80% Of Manufacturers Say President Trumps Actions On Regulations Are “Headed In The Right Direction.” ("2017 Second Quarter Manufacturers' Outlook Survey," National Association Of Manufacturers,7/20/17)

80% Of Americans That Believe Immigration Should Be Based On Merit And Skills.(Jen Kerns, Op-Ed, “New Polling Proves President Trump Is Right – ‘Americans Are #Dreamers Too,’” The Hill, 2/3/18)

72: The Number Of Policy Guidance Documents Removed By The Department Of Education To “Alleviate Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens.” (Moriah Balingit, “Devos Rescinds 72 Guidance Documents Outlining Rights For Disabled Students,” The Washington Post , 10/21/17)

70: The Number Of Obama Regulations That Have Been Rolled Back Under The Department Of Health And Human Services. (“2017: A Year of Accomplishment,” The U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services , 1/26/18, p. 6)

68% Of Households Could See Lower Utility Bills Thanks To The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (“Quick Facts United States,” United States Census, Accessed 3/6/18)

50%: The Increase Of Immigration Judges Assigned To Adjudicate Cases In Immigration Courts Near The Southwest Border. (Press Release, “Justice Department Announces Additional Prosecutors And Immigration Judges For Southwest Border Crisis,” U.S. Department Of Justice , 5/2/18)

39: The Number Of Judges Confirmed To The Federal Bench Since President Trump Took Office. (“Judicial Selection,” Alliance For Justice, Accessed 5/31/18)

35: The Number Of New Assistant United States Attorney Positions Allocated To U.S. Attorney’s Offices Along The Southwest Border. (Press Release, “Justice Department Announces Additional Prosecutors And Immigration Judges For Southwest Border Crisis,” U.S. Department Of Justice , 5/2/18)

35: The Number Of Visits By Foreign Leaders To The White House In 2017. (“Visits By Foreign Leaders In 2017,” Office Of The Historian, Accessed 05/31/18)

33% Of Small Businesses Are Raising Wages, The Highest Number In Almost 18 Years. (“List Of Tax Reform Good News,” Americans For Tax Reform, 4/16/18)

25%: Tariff Instituted By President Trump To Protect The United States Steel Industry. (President Trump, Remarks By President Trump In Listening Session With Representatives From The Steel And Aluminum Industry , Washington, DC, 3/01/18)

15.2%: The Trade Gap In May 2018; The Lowest Trade Deficit Since September 2017.(“US Trade Deficit Drops As Exports Hit A Record High,” CNBC, 05/03/18)

15: The Number Of Countries Visited By President Trump In 2017. (“Donald J. Trump,” Office Of The Historian, 05/31/18)

13: The Number Of Years The U.S. Went Without Trading Beef With China Before President Trump Took Office. (Press Release, “In China, Perdue Welcomes U.S. Beef Back To Market,” U.S. Department Of Agriculture , 6/30/17)

12: The Number Of Nominees For Federal Appeals Courts Judgeships Confirmed In President Trump’s First Year, The Most Confirmed In Any President’s First Year In Office. (Khorri Atkinson, "Trump Has Now Appointed Most Ever Federal Appeals Judges In 1st Year," Axios , 12/14/17)

11: The Number Of Years The U.S. Went Without Trading Potatoes From Idaho To Japan Before President Trump Took Office. (Press Release, “2018 Fact Sheet: USTR Success Stories: Opening Markets for U.S. Agricultural Exports,” Office Of The United States Trade Representative , Accessed 5/31/18)

11%: The Amount Support For The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Has Grown Among Democrats Since Its Passage. (Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley, “Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans,” The New York Times, 2/19/18)

10%: Tariff Instituted By President Trump To Protect The United States Aluminum Industry. (President Trump, Remarks By President Trump In Listening Session With Representatives From The Steel And Aluminum Industry , Washington, DC, 3/01/18)

5.9%: The African-American Unemployment Rate In May 2018. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics , Accessed 6/1/18)

  • Under President Trump, The African-American Unemployment Rate Has Decreased From 7.8 To 5.9 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/1/18)
  • May Marks The First Time African-American Unemployment Has Ever Been Under 6 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics , Accessed 6/1/18)

5: The Number Of Immigration Roundtables The Trump Administration Has Held.(“Immigration Roundtables,” The White House, Accessed 5/31/18)

3.8%: The Unemployment Rate In May 2018. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 6/1/18)

  • "The Unemployment Rate Has Matched Its Lowest Point In Half A Century," The Only Other Time Since 1969 That Unemployment Was At 3.8 Percent Was In April 2000.  "The unemployment rate has matched its lowest point in half a century. The Labor Department reported Friday that unemployment fell to 3.8% in May. The economy added 223,000 jobs, better than expected. Since 1969, the only other time unemployment has been this low was in April 2000." (Nathaniel Meyersohn, "Unemployment Rate Matches Lowest Point In Half A Century," CNN 6/1/18)

3: The Number Of Pro-Law Enforcement And Anti-Crime Executive Orders President Trump Has Signed. (“President Trump Signs Pro-Law Enforcement And Anti-Crime Executive Orders,” The White House, 2/9/17)

2.7%: The Record Low Unemployment Rate For Veterans Reached In 2017 Under President Trump. (“Veteran Unemployment Rates Fall To Record Low In October,” Fox , 11/07/17)  

2: The Number Of Regulations That Must Be Eliminated For Every New Regulation Promulgated Under The Trump Administration. (Ted Gayer, Robert E. Litan, and Philip A. Wallach, “Evaluating The Trump Administration’s Regulatory Reform Program,” The Brookings Institute , 10/20/17)

1: The Number Of Supreme Court Justices Confirmed To The U.S. Supreme Court Under The Trump Administration. (Khorri Atkinson, "Trump Has Now Appointed Most Ever Federal Appeals Judges In 1st Year," Axios, 12/14/17)

0: The Number Of Days Hillary Clinton Has Served As President. (The Voters, 11/8/16)


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