Sculptor1: 'Except that people following and supporting Trump and his cronies do not think it is sociopathy.'
And Trump himself believed what he did was right:
https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/tr ... lishments/
It is a very, very long list, but here are some highlights (mostly just the sub-section headings) for consideration:
'America gained 7 million new jobs – more than three times government experts’ projections.
The bottom 50 percent of American households saw a 40 percent increase in net worth.
Achieved a record-setting economic comeback by rejecting blanket lockdowns -An October 2020 Gallup survey found 56 percent of Americans said they were better off during a pandemic than four years prior.
Passed $3.2 trillion in historic tax relief and reformed the tax code.
More than 6 million American workers received wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits thanks to the tax cuts.
A typical family of four earning $75,000 received an income tax cut of more than $2,000 – slashing their tax bill in half.
Cut the business tax rate from 35 percent – the highest in the developed world – all the way down to 21 percent.
Over $1.5 trillion was repatriated into the United States from overseas.
[GOTTA LOVE THAT, AM I RIGHT?]
Ended the regulatory assault on American Businesses and Workers - Removed nearly 25,000 pages from the Federal Register – more than any other president. The previous administration added over 16,000 pages.
Secured historic trade deals to defend American workers:
Immediately withdrew from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Ended the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and replaced it with the brand new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Took strong actions to confront unfair trade practices and put America First:
Imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions worth of Chinese goods to protect American jobs and stop China’s abuses under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
Directed an all-of-government effort to halt and punish efforts by the Communist Party of China to steal and profit from American innovations and intellectual property.
American Energy Independence
Unleashed America’s oil and natural gas potential.
For the first time in nearly 70 years, the United States has become a net energy exporter.
The United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
Increased access to our country’s abundant natural resources in order to achieve energy independence.
Affordable and high-quality Child Care for American workers and their families.
Created the first-ever paid family leave tax credit for employees earning $72,000 or less.
Advanced women’s economic empowerment - Launched the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative – the first-ever whole-of-government approach to women’s economic empowerment that has reached 24 million women worldwide.
Life-Saving Response to the China Virus:
Restricted travel to the United States from infected regions of the world.
Acted early to combat the China Virus in the United States.
Built the world’s leading testing system from scratch, conducting over 200 million tests – more than all of the European Union combined.
Pioneered groundbreaking treatments and therapies that reduced the mortality rate by 85 percent, saving over 2 million lives.
The United States has among the lowest case fatality rates in the entire world.
Brought the full power of American medicine and government to produce a safe and effective vaccine in record time.
Rescued the American economy with nearly $3.4 trillion in relief, the largest financial aid package in history.
Great Healthcare for Americans:
Empowered American patients by greatly expanding healthcare choice, transparency, and affordability.
Eliminated the Obamacare individual mandate – a financial relief to low and middle-income households that made up nearly 80 percent of the families who paid the penalty for not wanting to purchase health insurance.
Increased choice for consumers by promoting competition in the individual health insurance market leading to lower premiums for three years in a row.
Remaking the Federal Judiciary
Appointed a historic number of Federal judges who will interpret the Constitution as written.
Secured the Southern Border of the United States.
Built over 400 miles of the world’s most robust and advanced border wall.
Illegal crossings have plummeted over 87 percent where the wall has been constructed.
Ended asylum fraud, shut down human smuggling traffickers, and solved the humanitarian crisis across the Western Hemisphere.
Restored America’s leadership in the world and successfully negotiated to ensure our allies pay their fair share for our military protection.
Colossal Rebuilding of the Military:
Rebuilt the military and created the Sixth Branch, the United States Space Force.
Completely rebuilt the United States military with over $2.2 trillion in defense spending, including $738 billion for 2020.
Defeated terrorists, held leaders accountable for malign actions, and bolstered peace around the world:
Defeated 100 percent of ISIS’ territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Freed nearly 8 million civilians from ISIS’ bloodthirsty control, and liberated Mosul, Raqqa, and the final ISIS foothold of Baghuz.
Killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and eliminated the world’s top terrorist, Qasem Soleimani.
Twice took decisive military action against the Assad regime in Syria for the barbaric use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians, including a successful 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles strike.
Negotiated an extended ceasefire with Turkey in northeast Syria.
Reformed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve care, choice, and employee accountability.
Decreased veteran homelessness, improved education benefits, and achieved record-low veteran unemployment.
Making Communities Safer:
Signed into law landmark criminal justice reform.
Signed the bipartisan First Step Act into law, the first landmark criminal justice reform legislation ever passed to reduce recidivism and help former inmates successfully rejoin society.
*[The list goes on and on - the following are just sub-section headings]*
Cherishing Life and Religious Liberty
Stood up for religious liberty in the United States and around the world.
Safeguarding the Environment
Took strong action to protect the environment and ensure clean air and clean water.
Expanding Educational Opportunity
Fought tirelessly to give every American access to the best possible education.
Prioritized support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Combatting the Opioid Crisis ...'
If you read through the linked list, or have read the snippets above, your reaction may be astonishment, admiration, or disbelief. Indeed some achievements may seem contradictory, such as 'unleashing America's oil and gas potential', while 'Safeguarding the Environment',
To his supporters he was the GOAT POTUS.