Trump Score Card
RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM:A
America averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year under previous President Obama’s tenure. What actions will President Trump take to try and stop the continued attacks?
The latest statistic under President Trump shows U.S.-led coalition has increased the number of bombs dropped on the ISIS by about 50% this year from the previous year under President Obama. And nearly a third of territory reclaimed from the ISIS since 2014 has been won in the past six months, due to new policies adopted by the Trump administration,
1/27/17: President Trump signed an executive order which included banning Syrian refugees indefinitely. The President stated the decision was based on protecting the safety and security of the American people. This decision came on the heels of a NATO commander stating ISIS is "using the Syrian refugee crisis to ‘mask the movement’ of terrorists infiltrating Europe and the United States" and the Syrian leader stating "some Syrian refugees are ‘definitely’ terrorists"
On 3/6/17: The Trump administration rolled out the second edition of the immigration executive order after the first order was blocked by a 9th circuit court judge.
1/28/17: President Trump signed a memorandum to defeat ISIS. It instructed the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of staff to come up with a plan in 30 days to defeat ISIS. They are an Islamic terrorist organization that gained power after President Obama completed the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq in 2011. President Obama then grossly underestimated ISIS by calling them "a JV team of basketball" before they grew to over 30 countries. Why hasn't the Western world been able to defeat ISIS? Let's wait and see what President Trump's administration comes up with. This memorandum is a step in the right direction.
3/22/17: The Department of Homeland Security required passengers on some airlines serving those regions to pack their gadgets—cellphones and medical devices excepted—in their checked bags. The Trump administration confirmed the ban. The restrictions apply to direct flights between the US and airports in eight countries in the Middle East and Africa: Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. This ban was decided after U.S. authorities became convinced that security measures for certain U.S.-bound flights needed to be boosted after conducting a series of tests to determine the credibility of new intelligence.
4/13/17: Keeping true to his word of promising to "obliterate ISIS", President Trump ordered the military to drop the LARGEST (a massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb) non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal for the first time ever on an ISIS tunnel target in Afghanistan.
7/15/17: ISIS was officially driven from Mosul in harrowing Iraqi effort backed by US. Almost 6 years years after President Obama announced the complete withdrawl of American troops in Iraq (creating a vacuum for the then newley formed ISIS) Iraqi forces backed by the US finally drove ISIS out. "We have made tremendous progress against ISIS – more in the past 6 months than in the years since ISIS became a major threat," a Trump White House statement read.
8/18/17: President Trump signed the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act: The bill authorizes the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to begin the Commemorative Works Act process to establish a National Global War on Terrorism Memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia.
8/22/17: 8/21/17: President Trump announced that America would be sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Sixteen years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in retaltiation for the Sept 11 attacks, the Taliban still has control of 40% of Afghan districts. Trump stated that withdrawing suddenly and hastily from Afghanistan would create a vacuum for a terrorist breeding ground. The same scenario that took place in 2011 when President Obama withdrew too quickly from Iraq, creating a stronghold for the newly formed ISIS terrorist organization to grow. Trump also reiterated that America would no longer participate in Afghan nation building. Lastly, unlike his predecessor, President Obama, Trump refused to announce a time table on when troops would arrive or leave Afghanistan.
9/19/17: Under President Trump, the United States has dropped a record number of bombs on the Middle East, roughly 10% more than his predecessor. The U.S. strategy against ISIS is now defined by “annihilation tactics,” Defense Secretary James Mattis recently said.
9/30/17: President Trump has taken the handcuffs off the U.S. military by slowly rolling back Obama-era restrictions on drone strikes against terrorists. Trump has given much more power to the military and increased the authority of the military and the CIA to conduct drone operations. This now allows them to conduct lethal strikes outside a "designated war zone" and without explicit White House approval in advance.
10/15/17: US-backed militias have completely taken ISIS out of Syria's Raqqa capital. Syrian government forces and their allies seized the town of Mayadeen, an Islamic State stronghold in the country’s east, in a major gain in the race for territories previously held by the militant group. President Trump responded by stating ""It had to do with the people I put in and it had to do with rules of engagement. We weren't fighting to win. We were fighting to be politically correct".
10/17/17: The Islamic State group (ISIS) once drew recruits from near and far with promises of paradise but now bodies of jihadists lie in mass graves or at the mercy of wild dogs as its "caliphate" collapses.