Due to skewed media and a relentless battle to distort Trump’s image and accolades, it is nearly impossible to fully comprehend the magnitude of Trump’s success and achievements. Popular news channels work tirelessly to ensure that they contort the realities of the success of the Trump Administration. Contrary to mainstream media, President Donald Trump has far surpassed the expectations of voters and has fulfilled his promises to “Make America Great Again.”

It is a shame that the bitter mainstream media would act so childish in an attempt to mask the success of the Trump administration. President Trump actually stands for something: the success and happiness of the American people. He is not driven by the monetary rewards of being the President, he is determined to reignite the conservative movement by pushing forward his agenda.

Under the Obama administration, American pride and spirit diminished. For example, students at UC Irvine voted to ban the American flag because they felt it was not “culturally inclusive.” The Obama administration cultivated and fostered this hypersensitive society which nonetheless destroyed American pride. According to the New York Post, “for many of us, American Exceptionalism never went out of fashion. But its light dimmed during the Obama administration, when the president reshuffled our alliances and voluntarily put constraints on America’s freedom to act, with the Iran deal and the Paris climate accords prime examples.” However, under the Trump administration, there has been a renewal and revival of the American spirit. Stricter and effective immigration laws make citizens feel safer and more comfortable in their communities; an economic agenda that is undoubtedly functioning is attributed to the current unemployment rate of 3.8%; and reform to other broken policies have all contributed to the amelioration of American pride.

President Trump is making remarkable history again as the United States now recognizes the State of Israel by moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Millions of evangelicals watched as President Trump “historically [stepped] into immortality,” Pastor John Hagee said, and “he will be remembered for thousands of years for his act of courage to treat Israel like we already treat other nations.” The relocation of the U.S. Embassy was a promise that was made to Americans and Israelites in 1995 when Congress voted to establish an embassy in the capital of Israel. Considering the United States institutes embassies is the capital of nations, this is a long awaited and well overdue adjustment. President Trump’s actions prove that he actually fulfills his promises, something that his predecessors overlooked. Nonetheless, the media neglects these actions and turns their cheek to the immense success stemming from the Trump administration. The relocation of the embassy was not just a political move, it set a precedent to other nations to give Israel the respect and recognition that it deserves because Israel is devoted to democratic principles, inclusivity, and justice.

President Trump is an avid proponent for business and champions tax reform and tax cuts to equip businesses for growth. These proposed cuts would be the largest tax cuts in United States history. The corporate tax rate would be cut from 35% to 15%. The new tax plan will nearly double standard deductions for families and individuals. Joint deductions will increase from $12,700 to $24,000; individual deductions will increase from $6,300 to $12,600.  Aside from the tax reform, it is irrefutable that President Trump has had a tremendous impact on the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate is at an 18-year low, job creation is above the average job creation quota from previous years, the stock market is booming, and the May employment report reveals that Trump’s economic policies are benefiting Americans immensely.

One of the multitude of reasons that President Donald Trump is incredibly successful is because he does not play by the “traditional rules.” He has brought to light the questionable relationship between big government, big corporations, and big media. He is not afraid to question the illegal alien issues the U.S. is plagued with. He has chutzpah. It is undeniable that the Trump administration’s work has been advantageous for not only the American people, but for the world. His devotion to protecting the American people and ensuring that they can achieve the American Dream is admirable and it is time the powers that be in the mainstream media swallow their pride and do their journalistic duty to report the truth.  The simple truth is that President Trump’s economic, foreign, and social policies have already had a profound impact in fulfilling his Promise, to make America great again.

Alyssa Mitchell

University of Utah Undergrad