President Donald Trump has pulled through on many campaign promises in his first year as president.
Besides securing our borders and moving the U.S Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, there are very few promises that Trump has not carried through with — and the rest are in the works.
But one of his most significant campaign points mentioned during the 2016 Las Vegas presidential debate was just completed as well — and this proves that Trump is truly making America great again.
Trump has successfully managed to elicit a 4 percent economic growth in his short time as president thus far.
During a presidential rally in Las Vegas in 2015, President Trump promised the growth would be tremendous:
“We’re looking at a 3 percent, but we think it could be 5, it could even be 6. We’re going to have growth that will be tremendous.”
He later reinforced his faith that the number would grow — despite backlash.
“That’s why I believe it’s time to establish a national goal of reaching 4 percent economic growth. And my great economists don’t want me to say this, but I think we can do better than that. Now, they’re upset. They’ll be very upset. But I think we can do, and maybe substantially better than, that.”
In years past, the economic growth hovered around 2 percent — a historical low thanks to Obama’s economic policies.
But now in the second quarter of 2018, the economic growth rate rose higher than it had in years.
Now, economics are feeding off of Trump’s optimism, and believe these numbers may rise all the way to 5 percent.
Economists also attribute Trump’s new tariffs to at least 1 percent of the rise GDP (gross domestic product).
Both consumer spending and a rise in imports were documented as well — and called by Trump a long time ago.
The President also credited his recent tax cuts as helping spur the recent rise in economic growth.
As he works to help Republicans keep control of Congress after November’s midterm elections, Trump restated that the Democrats would raise taxes and undo the momentum.
He also noted that not one Democrat voted in support of the tax cuts, and that the rise in growth would once again fall and stagnate should Dems sweep the midterms.
Taking it one step further, Trump noted that the economy could continue on the upswing if Republicans remain able to support more of the President’s economy-building plans.
As the President campaigns for fellow Republicans, the fact that the tax cut program has boosted percentages may unify GOP moderates and Trump’s base with the shared goal of keeping the Republican majority.
Trump’s plans to continue to bolster growing the economy will also solidify his chances of re-election.
Despite the divisive political climate, one thing remains clear — the President has implemented one after another of his campaign promises.
And the recent rise in economic growth that benefits all Americans is something that Democrats and weak-kneed Republicans have little choice but to get behind.
Do you think the recent economic growth will continue as the nation heads towards the midterm elections? Do you think it will unify the GOP to keep control of Congress? Leave us your comments.