Trump’s presidential legacy, by the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phrases matter. However numbers inform tales, too.

Presidential historians and others will plumb them as they assess President Donald Trump’s legacy,


Trump’s presidency is mirrored in a broad vary of numbers representing the whole lot from the U.S. demise toll in the course of the coronavirus pandemic to the miles of his “large, stunning wall” alongside the border with Mexico to the tens of hundreds of tweets he despatched throughout 4 years in workplace.

A few of the numbers which are a part of Trump’s legacy:

322,000 and counting: Variety of U.S. deaths attributed to COVID-19.


6: Coronavirus vaccines being developed and-or distributed below Trump’s Operation Warp Pace program.

2: Coronavirus vaccines — by Pfizer and BioNTech, and a separate one by Moderna — that U.S. regulators accepted in 2020 for emergency use.

zero: Complete well being care overhaul plans Trump launched regardless of repeated guarantees to exchange the Obama-era Inexpensive Care Act with a plan that may cowl everybody at a decrease value.


Three: Justices added to the Supreme Court docket, establishing a stable 6-Three conservative majority.

221: Federal trial-level and appeals court docket judges added to the judiciary.

$Three.1 trillion: 2020 finances deficit, the biggest in greenback phrases in U.S. historical past. Trump had pledged in the course of the 2016 marketing campaign to remove the hole between federal spending and income. Tax cuts Trump enacted in 2017 contributed to the imbalance, and it ballooned additional after Congress handed $2.four trillion in financial aid earlier this 12 months to assist unemployed employees, enterprise homeowners and others climate the monetary fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.


Three: In-person conferences with North Korean chief Kim Jong Un (in Singapore, Vietnam and the Korean demilitarized zone).

$21 trillion: Federal debt in December, when it exceeded the scale of the economic system for the primary time in historical past outdoors World Conflict II.

82: Variety of Trump administration environmental and public well being rollbacks tracked on Harvard College’s rollback tracker.


four: Males who served as appearing secretary of protection, essentially the most in any administration.

203: Days the Pentagon operated and not using a Senate-confirmed protection secretary, the longest stretch within the historical past of the workplace.

450: Miles of Trump’s “large, stunning” metal wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border anticipated to accomplished by 12 months’s finish.


39%: Trump’s common approval score amongst American adults in AP-NORC polls over the course of his presidency. Assessments of Trump’s efficiency have been remarkably secure, in contrast along with his latest predecessors, starting from a low of 32% to a excessive of 43% in AP-NORC polls.

1 billion: Barrels of oil and gasoline pumped from federally managed lands in 2019 because the administration sped permits and opened wilderness and different areas to the business.

$135 billion: Anticipated development within the protection finances below Trump. President Barack Obama’s remaining protection finances for 2017 totaled $605 billion; Trump’s remaining protection finances for 2021, accepted by Congress in December, totaled $740 billion. Trump stated he deliberate to veto the invoice for unrelated causes, however Congress had sufficient votes to override a veto and enact the invoice over his objections.


four: Worldwide agreements Trump pulled the U.S. out of: Iran nuclear deal, Paris local weather settlement, Open Skies Treaty and Intermediate-Vary Nuclear Forces Treaty.

13: Federal executions scheduled since July, when the administration resumed placing inmates to demise after a 17-year hiatus, making Trump essentially the most prolific execution president in additional than 130 years. Federal executions will likely be carried out till simply earlier than the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

315: Days Trump has visited a golf course as president, in accordance with, a knowledge analytics firm.


418: Days Trump has visited a property he owns, in accordance with

1: New department of U.S. army: the Area Power.

15%: Drop in commerce deficit with China between January-September 2020 and a 12 months earlier. This adopted a 19% drop in 2019 to $308 billion, the bottom since 2013.


25,000 and counting: Tweets, together with unique messages and retweets, despatched by Trump since he took workplace on Jan. 20, 2017, in accordance with