Yes we can subjective look at his actions and see the results .
Border crossing down .The number of people apprehended while trying to cross the Southwest border illegally has plummeted, as the age-old practice of hopping the border without papers has changed profoundly in recent months.https://www.npr.org/2017/05/31/530843658/illegal-border-crossings-are-down-and-so-is-business-for-smugglers
GDP Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the third quarter of
2017 (table 1), according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the
second quarter, real GDP increased 3.1 percent. https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm
The economy . During the first full quarter with President Trump in charge, economic growth hit 3%, according to revised estimates released by the government on Wednesday.
That’s the strongest growth since the first quarter of 2015. It’s more than double the pace of the first three months of 2017 and better than original estimates for the second quarter. The government initially pegged second-quarter growth at 2.6% in July. http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/30/news/economy/gdp-second-quarter-economy-3-percent/index.html
Jobs .The U.S. Added 261,000 Jobs in October; Here’s the Upshot The hurricane-battered job market surged back to life in October, the government reported on Friday, the latest sign that the American economy has entered perhaps its strongest stretch of growth in years.
Considering the tight labor market, with unemployment at its lowest level since Bill Clinton was president, many economists say the dividends have been paltry. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/business/economy/jobs-report.html
Stock market . It was an epic year for stocks The Dow raced 25% higher in 2017, getting even closer to 25,000 and making this year its best since 2013.
The index breezed through milestones. It had taken the Dow 14 years to climb from 10,000 to 15,000, but just three and a half years to reach 20,000 in 2017.
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The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also had their best years since 2013. The broader S&P 500 zoomed 19%. And the Nasdaq jumped an impressive 28%. http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/29/investing/stocks-2017-wall-street/index.html
Poverty . The official poverty rate is 13.5 percent, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 estimates. That year, an estimated 43.1 million Americans lived in poverty according to the official measure. According to supplemental poverty measure, the poverty rate was 14.3 percent.
California, Texas, Florida, New York and Illinois have widely varying poverty rates and are demographically diverse. Before accounting for the value of all government benefits, expenses incurred by the working poor, and the cost-of-living, Texas has the highest Official Poverty rate among the big five states. But, once these factors are included, California moves firmly into the top—and, in fact, has the highest poverty rate among all states—while Texas moves to the second-lowest rate among the most-populous states, 14.9 percent.https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2017/08/22/poverty-in-america-by-the-numbers/#e25e9fc69d31
Consumer Spending . Up 3.3 Percent. Consumer spending increased 3.3 percent in the second quarter of 2017 to $11.8 trillion. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports consumer spending at an annualized rate. That’s so it can compare it to economic output, measured by gross domestic product.Oct 2, 2017
Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps . Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over, while in neighbouring Syria the jihadist group now occupies only small pockets of land.
An intensive aerial bombardment by the US-led coalition helped secure victory in Raqqa for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which was formed in 2015 by the the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) militia and a number of smaller, Arab factions. Since early June, coalition planes have carried out almost 4,000 air strikes on the city.
Iran’s Supreme Leader faces rare display of public anger . http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/30/middleeast/iran-protests-intl/index.html
North Korea crisis in 300 words .http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40871848