Trump Score Card
The latest statistics shows the U.S. debt has been cut by $12 billion under President Trump. The the fiscal 2017 year-to-date deficit was $344 billion compared with $353 billion in the same period of fiscal 2016 under President Obama.
12/22/16: Boeing had come under Trump’s scrutiny when he discovered two Air Force One jets, planned for unveiling around 2023, would exceed a $4 billion price tag. But after meeting with Trump, the Boeing CEO said he would bring the jets in for well under the $4 billion price tag.
1/22/17: President Trump instituted an immediate government hiring freeze, signing a presidential memorandum that would affect a large swath of the executive branch. This excluded those working in the military, national security and public safety. Trump’s memorandum states that “no vacant positions existing at noon on January 22, 2017, may be filled and no new positions may be created, except in limited circumstances,” although the freeze does not apply to military personnel. A very small step in the right direction. Just a drop in a very large bucket. But the government has to start somewhere in cutting spending. Especially when considering the government spent $3.1 billion to federal workers on administrative leave in just 2014 alone
2/3/17: Defense giant Lockheed Martin has agreed to sell 90 new F-35 fighter jets to the US Defense Department for $8.5 billion -- a deal that amounts to more than $700 million in savings over the last batch of aircraft delivered. Lockheed Martin credited President Donald Trump for helping to "accelerate negotiations" and "drive down the price" of what is already the most expensive weapons program in history.
3/15/17: President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would mandate an evaluation of every executive department and agency to determine where money could be saved. Trump signed the “Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch,” the stated aims of which are to make the federal government more efficient, and improve agency and department services.