Since 1964, when Lyndon Johnson authorized the Food Stamp program, the US has seen recipient numbers swell to over four and half million. In 2013, the American taxpayers funded the program to almost $80 million. But not anymore. Since February last year (Trump's first full month in office), participation in the program dropped by over two and quarter million people.
Part of this is due to states introducing work requirements for recipients, thus expelling those from the program who may have been claiming benefits fraudulently, but a large percentage of this drop is due to one of Trump's main policy platforms: jobs.
It is no coincidence that at the same time as Food Stamp usage drops, employment has risen. Quite why the world seems unable to grasp this simple concept that larger employment numbers automatically relates to lower welfare usage is bizarre, to say the least.
When jobs are being kept in the country, when companies can re-invest their saved taxes back into expansion and in-work benefits and wages, it makes a difference.
There are still over 40 million people who need assistance, so this project is far from over. Many of these people may be single mothers (or fathers) who need to stay at home and look after children, some will have physical or mental disabilities that make the workplace unsuitable for them, but the vast majority just do not have the opportunity to make ends meet without the right kind of job.
Let's keep it up Mr. Trump!