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CHAPTER 9: TRUMP TRIUMPHS
  1. 1
    . Ed Pilkington, “Obama angers midwest voters with guns and religion remark,”
    Guardian
    , April 14, 2008,
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/apr/14/barackobama.uselections2008
    .
  2. 2
    . Ibid.
  3. 3
    . Tim Marcini, “Democratic Congressman Compares Donald Trump to Hitler, Calls President ‘Racist Strongman,' ”
    Newsweek
    , January 3, 2019.
  4. 4
    . “Everything
    You Need to Know About the Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” Tax Foundation,
    https://taxfoundation.org/tax-reform-explained-tax-cuts-and-jobs-act/
    .
  5. 5
    . Adam Michel, “Analysis of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Acts,” Heritage Foundation, December 19, 2017.
  6. 6
    . “President Donald J. Trump's Achievements, Economy and Jobs,” Promises Kept,
    https://www.promiseskept.com/achievement/overview/economy-and-jobs/
    .
  7. 7
    . Tyler Durden, “Barack Obama Is Now the Only President in History to Never Have a Year of 3% GDP Growth,” Zero Hedge, January 27, 2017.
  8. 8
    . Amanda Prestigiacomo, “Obama Tries to Take Credit for Trump's Economy. It Backfires Bigly,”
    Daily Wire
    , February 17, 2020.
  9. 9
    . “Economic Growth Has Reached 3 Percent for the First Time in More than a Decade Thanks to President Donald J. Trump's Policies,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , February 28, 2019.
  10. 10
    . Lawrence H. Summers, “Larry Summers: Trump's Budget is Simply Ludicrous,”
    Washington Post
    , May 23, 2017.
  11. 11
    . Susan Jones, “155,965,000 Employed in July; 11th Record-Setter Under Trump,” CNS News, August 3, 2018.
  12. 12
    . Council of Economic Advisers, “Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly 50 Years; U.S. Economy Adds 263,000 New Jobs in April,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , May 3, 2019.
  13. 13
    . “US Job Openings Jump to Record High of 7.3 Million,” CNBC, February 12, 2019.
  14. 14
    . Council of Economic Advisers, “U.S. Unemployment Rate Remains at Near-Historic Low of 3.7 Percent; African-American Unemployment Rate Hits New Series Low,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    ,
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/u-s-unemployment-rate-remains-at-near-historic-low-of-3-7-percent-african-american-unemployment-rate-hits-new-series-low/
    .
  15. 15
    . Ibid.
  16. 16
    . Paul Bedard, “Boom: Best Economic Optimism in 16 Years, 50% ‘Better Off' Under Trump,”
    Washington Examiner
    , February 11, 2019.
  17. 17
    . Joe Williams, “Manufacturing Confidence at All-Time High Despite Workforce Shortage,”
    Washington Examiner
    , October 5, 2018.
  18. 18
    . Council of Economic Advisers, “U.S. Unemployment Rate Remains at Near-Historic Low of 3.7 Percent.”
  19. 19
    . Council of Economic Advisers, “Job Market Continues to Crush Expectations in 2020,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , February 7, 2020.
  20. 20
    . Justin Haskins, “Trump's Big Reelection Weapon: A Remarkable Manufacturing Jobs Boom,”
    Hill
    , January 23, 2020.
  21. 21
    . Council of Economic Advisers, “Job Market Continues to Crush Expectations in 2020.”
  22. 22
    . Council
    of Economic Advisers, “U.S. Unemployment Rate Remains at Near-Historic Low of 3.7 Percent.”
  23. 23
    . Elaine Parker, “Women Are Winning in the Trump Economy,”
    Real Clear Politics
    , October 2, 2018.
  24. 24
    . Council of Economic Advisers, “U.S. Job Growth Remains Strong, Adding 196,000 Jobs in March and Surpassing Market Expectations,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , April 5, 2019.
  25. 25
    . Haskins, “Trump's Big Reelection Weapon: A Remarkable Manufacturing Jobs Boom.”
  26. 26
    . Ibid.
  27. 27
    . Eric Morath and Jeffery Sparshott, “Rank-and-File Workers Get Bigger Raises,”
    Wall Street Journal
    , December 27, 2019.
  28. 28
    . Stephen Moore, “Trump's Middle-Class Economic Progress,”
    WSJ Opinion
    , September 29, 2019.
  29. 29
    . Frank Connor, “Income Inequality Declining Under Trump Policies, Says Labor Secretary,” Fox Business, January 24, 2020.
  30. 30
    . Council of Economic Advisers, “The Blue-Collar Labor Boom Reduces Inequality,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , January 15, 2020.
  31. 31
    . Stephen Moore, “It's a Middle-Class Boom,”
    Real Clear Politics
    , October 15, 2019.
  32. 32
    . Stephen Moore, “Contrary to What the Media Reports, Middle Class Americans Are Surging,”
    Hill
    , January 6, 2020.
  33. 33
    . Ibid.
  34. 34
    . Paul Bedard, “Exclusive: Trump List Shows 319 ‘Results' and Promises Kept in Three Years,”
    Washington Examiner
    , December 31, 2019,
    https://www.scribd.com/document/441370872/ACFrOgAUTMl8Xt31z9R-Bha0n5a-c1S2g31eEYqYd9r9EG1r7I6PoFo9orDZoay8eaEN1BNbXyne01QqUo19M2cM60XJO4QgQ2RtpPLz-4-uo9-KQ6EE7HLrMsLpIEs#fullscreen&from_embed
    .
  35. 35
    . Evie Fordham, “Trump Touts ‘Single Largest Decline' In Drug Prices in Nearly 50 Years,”
    Daily Caller
    , February 5, 2019.
  36. 36
    . “Costs and Burden of Federal Regulations Reach $1.9 Trillion,” Competitive Enterprise Institute, May 31, 2017.
  37. 37
    . Haskins, “Trump's Big Reelection Weapon: A Remarkable Manufacturing Jobs Boom.”
  38. 38
    . Cheryl Bolen, “Trump Touts Regulatory Savings of Nearly $50 Billion for Economy,” Bloomberg Law, October 21, 2019.
  39. 39
    . Hayley Sledge, “Trump Deregulation Will Save $3100 Per Household, CEA Reports,” Heartland Institute, August 8, 2019.
  40. 40
    . President Donald J. Trump, “President Trump's Historic Deregulation Is Benefitting All Americans,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , October 21, 2019.
  41. 41
    . Kenneth Corbin, “White House Looks to Relax Rules for Workplace Retirement Plans,”
    Benefit News
    , August 31, 2018.
  42. 42
    . Nate
    Madden, “Trump Takes Aim at ‘Out-of-Control Bureaucracy' with 2 New Executive Orders,”
    Conservative Review
    , October 10, 2019.
  43. 43
    . Keith Good, “Trump Administration Rolls Back ‘Waters of the U.S.' Rule,”
    Farm Policy News
    , September 19, 2109.
  44. 44
    . Oliver Milman, “Trump Administration Scraps Obama-era Regulation on Coal Emissions,”
    Guardian
    , August 21, 2018.
  45. 45
    . William Yeatman, “Congress Should Eliminate Obama's Stream Protection Rule,” Competitive Enterprise Institute, January 31, 2017.
  46. 46
    . Devin Henry, “Trump Signs Bill Undoing Obama Coal Mining Rule,”
    Hill
    , February 11, 2017.
  47. 47
    . “Trump Administration Replaces Obama-era Power Plant Rule, in Boost to Coal,” Reuters, June 19, 2019.
  48. 48
    . Todd Spangler and Nathan Bomey, “Trump Administration Wants to Freeze Gas-Mileage Standards, Reversing Obama,”
    USA Today
    , August 2, 2018.
  49. 49
    . Juliet Ellperin and Brady Dennis, “Trump Promised His Mileage Standards Would Make Cars Cheaper and Safer. New Documents Raise Doubts About That,”
    Washington Post
    , January 23, 2020.
  50. 50
    . Tom Krisher and Ellen Knickmeyer, “Trump Ups Mileage Proposal, But It's Well Below Obama Plan,” Associated Press, January 24, 2020.
  51. 51
    . President Donald J. Trump, “Executive Order Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing,” White
    House.gov
    , June 25, 2019.
  52. 52
    . Juliet Ellperin, “Trump Signs Executive Order to Expand Drilling off America's Coasts: ‘We're Opening It Up,' ”
    Washington Post
    , April 28, 2017.
  53. 53
    . “Judge Throws Out Trump Order That Overturned Obama Offshore Drilling Ban in Arctic,” CNBC, March 30, 2019.
  54. 54
    . Elizabeth Harball, “Trump Administration Appeals Ruling That Blocked Arctic Offshore Drilling,” Alaska Public, May 28, 2019.
  55. 55
    . “President Donald J. Trump's Achievements, Energy and the Environment,” Promises Kept,
    https://www.promiseskept.com/achievement/overview/energy-and-environment/
    .
  56. 56
    . Emily Holden, “Trump Opens Protected Alaskan Arctic Refuge to Oil Drillers,”
    Guardian
    , September 12, 2019.
  57. 57
    . David Smith, “Trump Orders Revival of Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines,”
    Guardian
    , January 24, 2017.
  58. 58
    . “President Donald J. Trump Achievements, Energy and Environment,” Promises Kept,
    https://www.promiseskept.com/achievement/overview/energy-and-environment/
    .
  59. 59
    . Nina Lakhani, “Major Blow to Keystone XL Pipeline as Judge Revokes Key Permit,”
    Guardian
    , April 15, 2020.
  60. 60
    . Timothy Cama, “Trump Approves US-Mexico Pipeline: ‘That'll Go Right Under the Wall,”
    Hill
    , June 29, 2017.
  61. 61
    . “President
    Donald J. Trump Achievements, Energy and Environment,” Promises Kept,
    https://www.promiseskept.com/achievement/overview/energy-and-environment/
    .
  62. 62
    . Matt Egan, “America Is Now the World's Largest Oil Producer,” CNN Business, September 12, 2018.
  63. 63
    . “Oil Exploration Firm Claims Discovery of Huge Alaska Deposit,”
    MSN.com
    , April 10, 2020.
  64. 64
    . David J. Lynch, Josh Dawsey, and Damian Paletta, “Trump Imposes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on the E.U., Canada and Mexico,”
    Washington Post
    , May 31, 2018.
  65. 65
    . Iain Muray, “Free Traders Shouldn't Mourn the Loss of the TPP,” Foundation for Economic Education, January 26, 2017.
  66. 66
    . David Smith and Dominic Rushe, “Trump and EU Officials Agree to Work Toward ‘Zero Tariff' Deal,”
    Guardian
    , July 25, 2018.
  67. 67
    . Sergei Klebnikov, “6 Key Takeaways from the U.S.–Japan Trade Deal,”
    Forbes
    , October 8, 2019.
  68. 68
    . “Cuba Denounces Trump's Policy Rollback,” BBC News, June 17, 2017.
  69. 69
    . Jessica Campisi, “US Imposes New Sanctions on Cuba Over Human Rights, Venezuela,”
    Hill
    , October 18, 2019.
  70. 70
    . Jeff Faux, “NAFTA's Impact on U.S. Workers,” Economic Policy Institute, December 9, 2013.
  71. 71
    . Ana Swanson and Jim Tankersley, “Trump Just Signed the U.S.M.C.A. Here's What's in the New NAFTA,”
    New York Times
    , January 29, 2020.
  72. 72
    . “President Trump Announces Strong Actions to Address China's Unfair Trade,” Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, March 22, 2018.
  73. 73
    . Don Lee, “Trump Bans Huawei in U.S. Markets, Saying Chinese Firm Poses Security Threat,”
    Los Angeles Times
    , May 15, 2019.
  74. 74
    . “Making America Great Again, Trade and Foreign Policy,” Promises Kept,
    https://www.promiseskept.com/achievement/overview/foreign-policy/
    .
  75. 75
    . Yun Li, “Trump Says US Will Impose 10% Tariffs on Another $300 Billion of Chinese Goods Starting Sept. 1,” CNBC, August 1, 2019.
  76. 76
    . Alan Rappeport and Keith Bradsher, “Trump Says He Will Raise Existing Tariffs on Chinese Goods to 30%,”
    New York Times
    , August 23, 2019.
  77. 77
    . Thomas Franck, “Trump Halts New China Tariffs and Rolls Back Some of the Prior Duties on $120 Billion of Imports,” CNBC, December 13, 2019.
  78. 78
    . Bedard, “Exclusive: Trump List Shows 319 ‘Results' and Promises Kept in Three Years.”
  79. 79
    . Thomas Franck, “Trump Halts New China Tariffs and Rolls Back Some of the Prior Duties on $120 Billion of Imports,” CNBC, December 13, 2019.
  80. 80
    . George R. Altman and Leo Shane III, “The Obama Era Is Over. Here's How the Military Rates His Legacy,”
    Military Times
    , January 8, 2017.
  81. 81
    . Barack
    Obama, “Read President Obama's Commencement Address at West Point in 2014,”
    Time
    ,
    https://time.com/4341783/obamas-commencement-transcript-speech-west-point-2014/
    ;
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/full-text-of-president-obamas-commencement-address-at-west-point/2014/05/28/cfbcdcaa-e670-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html
    .
  82. 82
    . Altman and Shane III, “The Obama Era is Over. Here's How the Military Rates His Legacy.”
  83. 83
    . James Jay Carafano, “Yes: Obama-Era Cuts Left U.S. Too Weak to Deal with Multiple Global Menaces,” Heritage Foundation, March 24, 2017.
  84. 84
    . Thomas C. Donnelly, “Doctrine of Decline,”
    National Review
    , January 23, 2017.
  85. 85
    . Ibid.
  86. 86
    . Philip Ewing, “Fact Check: Has President Obama ‘Depleted' the Military?” NPR, April 29, 2016.
  87. 87
    . Mark Moyar, “How Obama Shrank the Military,”
    Wall Street Journal
    , August 2, 2015.
  88. 88
    . Ibid.
  89. 89
    . Ibid.
  90. 90
    . Ibid.
  91. 91
    . Lawrence J. Korb, “Trump's Defense Budget,” Center for American Progress, February 28, 2018.
  92. 92
    . Amy Bushatz, “Trump Signs 2018 Defense Bill: Here's What It Means for You,”
    Military.com
    , December 12, 2017.
  93. 93
    . “Making America Great Again, National Security and Defense,” Promises Kept,
    https://www.promiseskept.com/achievement/overview/national-security-and-defense/
    .
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