The White House celebrated President Donald Trump’s 500th day in office on Monday and highlighted all he has accomplished since he became president on January 20, 2017.
Here is a selection of Trump’s accomplishments according to a White House statement:
After 500 days, the results are clear: the American economy is stronger, American workers are experiencing more opportunities, confidence is soaring, and business is booming.
President Trump has re-asserted American leadership on the world stage, secured vital investments in our military, and stood up against threats to our national security. President Trump has put the American people first and made government more accountable.
Nearly 3 million jobs have been created since President Trump took office. 304,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since President Trump took office, and manufacturing employment stands at its highest level since December 2008. 337,000 construction jobs have been created since President Trump took office, and construction employment stands at its highest level since June 2008.
Under President Trump, the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.8, the lowest rate since April 2000, and job openings have reached 6.6 million, the highest level recorded. 67 percent of Americans believe now is a good time to find a quality job, according to Gallup.
President Trump signed the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, cutting taxes for American families and making American business more competitive. American families received $3.2 trillion in gross tax cuts and saw the child tax credit double. The top corporate tax rate was lowered from 35 percent to 21 percent so American businesses could be more competitive.
President Trump followed through on his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. President Trump ordered an end to United States participation in the horrible Iran deal and immediately began the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.
Under President Trump, the United States has led an unprecedented global campaign to achieve the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. President Trump’s leadership has contributed to the return of 17 Americans held overseas.
The United States has worked with international allies to decimate ISIS. President Trump ordered strikes against Syria in response to the regime’s use of chemical weapons in April 2017 and April 2018.
Despite limited resources and obstruction from Congress, President Trump has worked to take control of our border and enforce our immigration laws. President Trump has called on Congress to provide the resources needed to secure our borders and close loopholes that prevent immigration laws from being fully enforced.
From the start of President Trump’s Administration to the end of FY 2017, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) made 110,568 arrests of illegal aliens. Arrests made in this timeframe represented a 42 percent increase from the same timeframe in FY 2016. Of the 110,568 arrests made, 92 percent had a criminal conviction, pending criminal charge, were an ICE fugitive, or had a reinstated final order of removal.
The President has launched a nationwide effort to fight the opioid crisis, which has devastated communities across America. The President’s Opioid Initiative seeks to reduce drug demand, cut off the flow of illicit drugs, and save lives by expanding treatment opportunities.
President Trump signed an omnibus spending bill which provides nearly $4 billion to address the opioid epidemic. The bill included $1 billion for grants focused on the hardest hit States and Tribes and provided funding for a public-private research partnership on pain and addiction.
Watch Fox News' Sean Hannity go through the extensive list in the video below.