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  1. 94
    . Leo Shane III and Joe Gould, “Trump Praises US Military Buildup but Vows Overseas Troop Cuts in State of the Union Address,”
    Defense News
    , February 6, 2020.
  2. 95
    . “Making America Great Again, National Security and Defense,” Promises Kept,
    https://www.promiseskept.com/achievement/overview/national-security-and-defense/
    .
  3. 96
    . Nancy A. Youssef and Gordon Lubold, “Trump Announces Creation of U.S. Space Command,”
    Wall Street Journal
    , August 29, 2019.
  4. 97
    . Rachel S. Cohen, “Space Force Established as Trump Signs NDAA,”
    Air Force Magazine
    , December 20, 2019.
  5. 98
    . “VA Mission Act,” Military Benefits,
    https://militarybenefits.info/va-mission-act/
    .
  6. 99
    . Jessica Kim Cohen, “Telemedicine Growth Follows ‘Anywhere to Anywhere' Rule at VA,”
    Modern Healthcare
    , November 25, 2019.
  7. 100
    . Geoff Bennett, “Congress Passes Bill to Increase Accountability Among VA Employees,” NPR, June 13, 2017.
  8. 101
    . “Veterans
    Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017,”
    VFW.org
    , May 2, 2017.
  9. 102
    . Elizabeth Howe, “The White House VA Hotline Has Answered 250,000 Calls,”
    Connectingvets.com
    , May 22, 2019.
  10. 103
    . “VA and White House Launch Veteran Suicide-Prevention Task Force,”
    VA.gov
    , June 17, 2019.
  11. 104
    . President Donald J. Trump, “President Donald J. Trump Is Working Tirelessly to Provide the Benefits and Services That Our Brave Veterans Deserve,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , August 21, 2019.
  12. 105
    . “Latest Employment Numbers,” United States Department of Labor,
    https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/latest-numbers
    .
  13. 106
    . “NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg After 1:1 Meeting/London, United Kingdom,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , December 3, 2019.
  14. 107
    . Jessica Donati and Peter Nicholas, “With Evangelicals Behind Him, Vice President Mike Pence Takes Prominent Role in Foreign Policy,”
    Wall Street Journal
    , February 19, 2019.
  15. 108
    . President Donald J. Trump, “Remarks by President Trump on His Trip to Asia,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , November 15, 2017.
  16. 109
    . Steve Holland and Matthew Tostevin, “Trump Brings Tough Trade Message in Vision for Asia,” Reuters, November 10, 2017.
  17. 110
    . “U.S. Imposes Sanctions on People, Firms It Says Helped North Korea Evade Sanctions,” Reuters, August 30, 2019.
  18. 111
    . Tom O'Connor, “What's Next for Kim Jon Un and Donald Trump? U.S., China and Russia React to North Korea's New Warning,”
    Newsweek
    , January 3, 2020.
  19. 112
    . Brooke Singman, “US Opens Embassy in Jerusalem, Recognizing City as ‘True Capital' of Israel,” Fox News, May 14, 2018.
  20. 113
    . Eli Rosenberg and Carol Morello, “U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO, the U.N.'s cultural organization, Citing Anti-Israel Bias,”
    Washington Post
    , October 12, 2017.
  21. 114
    . Vanessa Romo, “Trump Formally Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights,” NPR, March 25, 2019.
  22. 115
    . “Presidential Executive Order on Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , July 21, 2017.
  23. 116
    . Carol Morello, “Trump Administration Hits Iran with Fresh Sanctions After Attack on U.S. Forces,”
    Washington Post
    , January 10, 2020.
  24. 117
    . “Joined by Allies, President Trump Takes Action to End Syria's Chemical Weapons Attacks,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , April 14, 2018.
  25. 118
    . Kathy Gilsinan, “An American Prisoner Comes Home from Iran,”
    Atlantic
    , December 7, 2019.
  26. 119
    . John Fritze and Deirdre Shesgreen, “Trump Says U.S. Citizen Danny Burch Held in Yemen Has Returned to Family,”
    USA Today,
    February 25, 2019.
  27. 120
    . Brady
    Dennis, “Trump Makes it Official: U.S. Will Withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord,”
    Washington Post
    , November 4, 2019.
  28. 121
    . Thomas L. Mason, “Obama's Parting Shot,”
    Washington Times
    , December 15, 2016.
  29. 122
    . David Brown, “Trump Says U.S. ‘Will Never Ratify' Arms Trade Treaty,”
    Politico
    , April 26, 2019.
  30. 123
    . Carle Hulse, “Trump and Senate Republicans Celebrate Making the Courts More Conservative,”
    New York Times
    , November 6, 2019.
  31. 124
    . “Judicial Appointment Tracker,” Heritage Foundation,
    https://www.heritage.org/judicialtracker
    .
  32. 125
    . Richard A. Arenberg, “The Trumpification of the Federal Courts,”
    The Hill
    , January 6, 2020.
  33. 126
    . Bedard, “Exclusive: Trump List Shows 319 ‘Results' and Promises Kept in Three Years”; “President Donald J. Trump Is Appointing a Historic Number of Federal Judges to Uphold Our Constitution as Written,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , November 6, 2019.
  34. 127
    . “Donald Trump on Abortion,” On the Issues,
    https://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Donald_Trump_Abortion.htm
    .
  35. 128
    . “Trump Reinstates ‘Mexico City Policy' on Abortion,”
    Long Island Catholic
    , January 23, 2020.
  36. 129
    . Jonathan Abbamonte, “House Democrats Push for a Repeal of the Mexico City Policy,” Population Research Institute, January 23, 2019.
  37. 130
    . Claire Chretien, “US Still Gives Millions to American Pro-Abort Groups That Work Internationally: New Plan Would Stop It,”
    LifeSite News
    , January 23, 2020.
  38. 131
    . “U.S. Withdraws Funding for U.N. Population Fund,” Reuters, April 3, 2017.
  39. 132
    . Jina Moore, “The Trump Administration Just Cut All Funding for the UN's Family Planning Agency,”
    BuzzFeed News
    , April 3, 2017.
  40. 133
    . “U.S. Withdraws Funding for U.N. Population Fund,” Reuters, April 3, 2017.
  41. 134
    . Colin Dwyer, “Trump Signs Law Giving States Option to Deny Funding for Planned Parenthood,” NPR, April 13, 2017.
  42. 135
    . Jessie Hellman, “Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Guidance on Defunding Planned Parenthood,”
    Hill
    , January 19, 2018.
  43. 136
    . Arian Eunjung Cha, “Is it a Gag Rule After All? A Closer Look at Changes to Title X Funding Regarding Abortion,”
    Washington Post
    , May 23, 2018, and “Statutes and Regulations, Title X Notice of Final Rule,”
    HHS.gov
    , March 4, 2019.
  44. 137
    . Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Lauran Neergaard, “Trump Halts Fetal Tissue Research by Government Scientists,” ABC News, June 5, 2019.
  45. 138
    . “President Trump's Pro-Life Wins,” Susan B. Anthony List,
    https://www.sba-list.org/trump-pro-life-wins
    .
  46. 139
    . Tim Hains, “Trump Speaks at Annual ‘March for Life' Rally: ‘Unborn Children Have Never Had a Stronger Defender,' ”
    Real Clear Politics
    , January 24, 2020.
  47. 140
    . Phil
    Thomas and Clark Mindock, “Trump Calls for Ban to ‘Late-term' Abortion During State of the Union Address,”
    Independent
    , February 5, 2020.
  48. 141
    . Ali Vitali, “Trump Signs ‘Religious Liberty' Executive Order Allowing for Broad Exemptions,” NBC News, May 4, 2017.
  49. 142
    . Emma Green, “Why Trump's Executive Order on Religious Liberty Left Many Conservatives Dissatisfied,”
    Atlantic
    , May 4, 2017.
  50. 143
    . Jess Bravin, “Trump Administration Backs Baker Who Refused to Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couple,”
    Wall Street Journal
    , September 8, 2017.
  51. 144
    . “Executive Order on the Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , May 3, 2018.
  52. 145
    . “HHS Announces Final Conscience Rule Protecting Health Care Entities and Individuals,”
    HHS.gov
    , May 2, 2019.
  53. 146
    . “United States Hosts First-Ever Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom,” U.S. Department of State, July 27, 2018,
    https://medium.com/statedept/united-states-hosts-first-ever-ministerial-to-advance-international-religious-freedom-ff84a3f174c7
    .
  54. 147
    . Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks at the Department of Justice's Religious Liberty Summit,” United States Department of Justice, July 30, 2018.
  55. 148
    . Kelsey Dallas, “Justice Department Speaks Out on Church Closures, Condemns Religious Freedom Violations in New Statement,”
    Deseret News
    , April 14, 2020.
  56. 149
    . Devin Dwyer, “Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Cross-Shaped WWI Memorial in Maryland,” ABC News, February 25, 2019.
  57. 150
    . Adiel Kaplan, David Mora, Maya Miller, and Andrew R. Calderon, “Trump Admin Files More Briefs in Religious Liberty Cases than Obama, Bush,” NBC News, February 24, 2019.
  58. 151
    . Tim Haines, “President Trump at UN Summit: USA Calls On the World to End Religious Persecution,”
    Real Clear Politics
    , September 23, 2019.
  59. 152
    . Samuel Smith, “Trump Announces $25 Million Fund, New Business Coalition to Protect Religious Freedom,”
    Christian Post
    , September 23, 2019.
  60. 153
    . Mary Margaret Olohan, “HHS Secretary Tells UN General Assembly: ‘There Is No International Right to an Abortion,”
    Daily Signal
    , September 25, 2019.
  61. 154
    . Moriah Balingit and Ariana Eunjung Cha, “Trump Administration Moves to Protect Prayer in Public Schools and Federal Funds for Religious Organizations,”
    Washington Post
    , January 16, 2020.
  62. 155
    . Ewelina U. Ochab, “U.S. Launches the First-Ever International Religious Freedom Alliance,”
    Forbes
    , February 6, 2020.
  63. 156
    . Mairead McCardle, “Trump Says Federal Government Will Begin Withholding Funds from Sanctuary Cities After Court Ruling,”
    National Review
    , March 5, 2020.
  64. 157
    . Jeremy
    Diamond, “Trump Orders Construction of Border Wall, Boosts Deportation Force,” CNN Politics, January 15, 2017.
  65. 158
    . White House, “Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” January 25, 2017.
  66. 159
    . White House, “Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” January 25, 2017.
  67. 160
    . White House, “Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” January 27, 2017.
  68. 161
    . Michael D. Shear, Nicholas Kulish, and Alan Feuer, “Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide,”
    New York Times
    , January 28, 2017.
  69. 162
    . Adam Liptak, “Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss,”
    New York Times
    , February 9, 2017.
  70. 163
    . Hans A. von Spakovsky, “Why the U.S. Is Right to Refuse to Sign UN Migration Compact,” Heritage Foundation, December 11, 2018.
  71. 164
    . Aria Bendix, “Trump Rolls Back DAPA,”
    Atlantic
    , June 16, 2017.
  72. 165
    . David Jackson, Kevin Johnson, and Alan Gomez, “Trump Winds Down DACA Program for Undocumented Immigrants, Gives Congress 6 Months to Act,”
    USA Today
    , September 5, 2017.
  73. 166
    . Ron Nixon, Liz Robbins, and Katie Benner, “Trump Targets MS-13, a Violent Menace, if Not the One He Portrays,”
    New York Times
    , March 1, 2018.
  74. 167
    . “3,800 Gang Members Charged in Operation Spanning United States and Central America,” United States Department of Justice, September 29, 2017.
  75. 168
    . DoD News, “National Guard Troops Deploy to Southern U.S. Border,” Army .mil, April 9, 2018.
  76. 169
    . Peter Baker, “Trump Declares a National Emergency, and Provokes a Constitutional Clash,”
    New York Times
    , February 15, 2019.
  77. 170
    . Jose Cabezas, “Mexico Says National Guard Deployment to Southern Border Starts on Wednesday,” Reuters, June 12, 2019.
  78. 171
    . “U.S. Border: Mexico Announces 56% Migrant Drop After Crackdown,” BBC, September 6, 2019.
  79. 172
    . Saagar Enjeti, “Trump Has Secured Funding for More than Half of Border Wall,”
    Daily Caller
    , March 7, 2019.
  80. 173
    . Saagar Enjeti, “Trump's Prophecy on Border Wall Lawsuit Comes True,”
    Daily Caller
    , February 19, 2019.
  81. 174
    . Miriam Jordan, “Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking Border Wall Funding,”
    New York Times
    , December 10, 2019.
  82. 175
    . Josh Gerstein, “Appeals Court Lifts Block on $3.6 Billion for Trump Border Wall Plan,”
    Politico
    , January 8, 2020.
  83. 176
    . President Trump's Bold Immigration Plan for the 21st Century,” White
    House.gov
    , May 21, 2019.
  84. 177
    . “Department of Justice Prosecuted a Record-Breaking Number of Immigration-
    Related Cases in Fiscal Year 2019,” United States Department of Justice, October 17, 2019.
  85. 178
    . Fact Sheet, “President Donald J. Trump Has Made It a Priority to Combat the Heinous Crime of Human Trafficking,”
    WhiteHouse.gov
    , October 29, 2019.
  86. 179
    . Kevin Johnson and Kristine Phillips, “Trump Administration Cracks Down on Sanctuary Communities; AG Touts New Legal Challlenges,”
    USA Today
    , February 11, 2020.
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