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Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report

An unscientific poll conducted Wednesday suggests Americans view Trump’s first- year accomplishments in the Oval Office as the top story of 2017.

Nearly 51 percent chose “Trump First Year” in the poll by Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report.

Midway through the day, there were about 164,000 votes for that story, while a far distant second-place story was the economic boom, with some 52,000 votes, or about 16 percent.

In third was the series of sexual misconduct cases with 11 percent, the Las Vegas massacre followed with 7 percent and North Korea was fifth with 5 percent.

Russia, and the so-far unsubstantiated Democratic claims that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election to defeat Hillary Clinton, followed at 4 percent.

Also in the list were 2017’s hurricanes, at 3 percent, other, at 1.5 percent, and worldwide terror, at 1.2 percent.

What do YOU think? What was the top news story of 2017? Sound off in today’s poll!

Trump’s first year actually could encompass the first two responses, since it was many of Trump’s policies that helped boost the Dow, for the first time ever, more than 5,000 points in a year.

Some of that boost came from the tax-reform and tax-cut legislation he signed into law just before Christmas giving families a break on their taxes and lowering corporate tax rates to encourage companies to invest in America.

Companies began announcing within hours of the tax cut’s signing that they would deliver cash bonuses to their employees and invest in jobs.

Joseph Farah’s newest book, “The Restitution of All Things,” expounds on what few authors dare to approach, the coming kingdom of God. Available at the WND Superstore.

Mastercard, Wednesday, said 2017 was the biggest Christmas sales season in history.

While Trump failed to repeal Obamacare, a line in his tax-cut plan eliminates the individual mandate requiring taxpayers to pay a penalty if they don’t buy health insurance.

Trump has had tremendous success with his many judicial appointments, including naming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Trump so far has put in place more federal judges in his first year, especially at the appellate level, than just about any other president.

His administration also has eliminated stacks of federal rules and regulations, exceeding his promise to eliminate two rules for every new one that bureaucrats impose.

His ban on individuals from terror-sponsoring countries of the world traveling to the United States still is being fought in the courts, but for now, the Supreme Court has left most components of the order standing.

He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, fulfilling a 1995 law passed overwhelming by Congress.

Trump pulled the United States out of the costly Paris climate deal, and he took the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

As part of his tougher foreign-policy stance, he rolled back some of Obama’s Cuba policies. He’s also kept North Korea wondering how the U.S. would respond to nuclear aggression, and he’s let the European Union know he’s putting America first.

He eliminated the burdensome Internet regulations the Obama administration established under the Federal Communications Commission on “net neutrality.”

And he’s turned loose the American military to virtually wipe out ISIS.

The fact that it’s considered by so many to be Trump’s year supports a Thank Trump Card Campaign at created by WND Founder and CEO Joseph Farah.


“I’m even more thankful than I was then, in the ’80s, when Ronald Reagan was around,” Farah said in an interview on “The Alex Jones Show.” “You know, for me, I thought we’d never see his likes again. What we’re seeing right now is even more exciting. Trump is a man of action. He’s a man of courage, he cannot be deterred, he doesn’t care what people say about him.”

Farah marveled at Trump’s many accomplishments in his first 10-plus months in office, which WND is tracking and compiling in a BIG LIST.

“We have not seen anything like this in our lifetimes,” Farah told Jones. “I mean, I was around for Reagan. In fact, Reagan was the guy, the personality, who took me from the far left to being a constitutional, limited government kind of guy. That’s what Reagan did for me, but what Trump is doing in his first year, the accomplishments are greater; they’re more stunning. I’m just amazed at how much he’s doing. He’s taken us completely off defense. He’s on offense all the time.”

The unique campaign allows users to send a digital thank you card to President Trump free of charge. Participants simply go to, select one of nine e-card designs, type a personalized message if desired and click “Submit.” Jones complimented Farah on the cards, calling them “Norman Rockwell stuff” and “very beautiful.”

Farah explained WND worked with the White House to ensure there was a path to get the cards to Trump.

Among the messages in the campaign:

“Thank God for the Trump Miracle.”


“You are proof that God answers the prayers of His children.”


“Trump 2020: His vision is sure, and we need 7 more years.”


Joseph Farah’s newest book, “The Restitution of All Things,” expounds on what few authors dare to approach, the coming kingdom of God. Available at the WND Superstore.


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