1: Supreme Court justice named. Trump saved the conservative balance of the high court, replacing the late Antonin Scalia with Neil Gorsuch. It might have another major consequence: a fight over Gorsuch led Republicans to water down the Senate’s filibuster rule, bringing the chamber one step closer to eliminating its 60-vote requirement for bills to pass. This could have long-term consequences.
”Most presidential historians would say the first 100 days is not an indicator in any way of the success or failure of an administration. It takes a lot longer time,” said Terry Madonna, a professor of presidential history and Pennsylvania pollster.
TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS BY THE NUMBERS
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15: Major bills signed in 100 days by Franklin Roosevelt — whose frenzy of early activity produced the myth of 100 days. He also legalized regular beer sales. FDR created massive social-safety net and public-works programs to combat the Great Depression. And that’s important to remember. But his biggest achievement came two years later: old-age pensions.
He’s grumbled about the pointlessness of judging presidents by a 100-day standard: “It’s an artificial barrier. It’s not very meaningful.” Yet some of his predecessors have achieved great successes early on, at the peak of their honeymoon-hued political power.
There are bright spots for Trump. 43.1: Trump’s approval rating, in an average of polls by RealClearPolitics. The second-worst score belonged to Bill Clinton; he left office extremely popular. The other silver lining: almost everyone who voted for Trump still backs him, according to surveys. It’s the worst score of any new president in the history of polling, according to Gallup.
Executive orders in line to be signed Saturday would be the 31st and 32nd since taking office —— the most of any president in his first 100 days since World War II. During the campaign, Trump railed against President Barack Obama’s use of the power, which has the benefit of not needing congressional approval.
he’s playing down the notion.” Even Trump — he touted the first 100 days, and what he would do. ”There’s a lot of pressure put in the first 100 days. Now…
But his signature item, health reform, came more than a year later. Upon taking office, he signed a massive, $787 billion stimulus bill that invested in roads, education and renewable energy. Most presidents achieved some success in their first 100 days — but their legacy came later. Obama is a good example.
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Here are Trump’s first 100 days — in numbers:
U.S. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) President Donald Trump walks after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2017, following a trip to Atlanta, Georgia.
– Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press
Most are housekeeping items. Others rename federal buildings, like the new Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin veterans’ building in American Samoa. 28: Number of bills he’s actually signed — which is high. It’s more than any predecessor since the Second World War. One involves public-private partnerships on weather forecasting. Some revoke regulations imposed by Barack Obama.
This came as a shock. Trump has warned of possible confrontation and said he’d sent an aircraft carrier there. 59: Tomahawk cruise missiles fired at a Syrian airfield. The big questions now: Was this a one-off, or will Trump insist on regime change? military for humanitarian strikes? It was actually going somewhere else. Then there’s the uncertainty involving North Korea. Trump campaigned as a non-interventionist and was indifferent on Bashar Assad. Will he keep using the U.S.
The administration is also imposing duties on Canadian softwood timber and is investigating whether steel and aluminum imports pose a threat to national security. Trump has ordered the Commerce Department to study the causes of the United States’ massive trade deficit in goods — US$734 billion last year, $347 billion with China alone.
He said in his remarks: “In just 14 weeks, my administration has brought profound change to Washington.”
10: The number of major bills he said he hoped to introduce and pass in his 100-day campaign promise. They included health reform, tax relief and child care.
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Trump was scheduled to visit the Ames tool factory in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, which has manufactured shovels since 1774, and then hold a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, the state capital.
30: Executive orders signed so far. Also, executive orders have big limits. They can’t contradict a law passed by Congress, and can be easily overturned by the next president. Also historically high. Many of these are works in progress. Politico’s site put it less charitably, in a story headlined: ”Trump’s Executive Orders Are Mostly Theater.” The trade studies have yet to bear fruit, the hard work on deregulation hasn’t happened, the travel order is stalled in court. Trump ordered construction of the Keystone XL pipeline; eliminated funding for aid groups involved in abortions; asked his departments to cut two regulations for every new one; ordered studies on trade abuses by other countries; and imposed his famous travel ban on certain Middle Eastern countries.
Madonna says a better barometer is the first midterm election, meaning: let’s check back around November 2018.
Mainstream (FAKE) media refuses to state our long list of achievements, including 28 legislative signings, strong borders & great optimism!
Early on in his tenure, Trump used an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal negotiated by the Obama administration.
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trade representative to conduct a study of U.S. trade agreements. During an evening trip to Pennsylvania, one of the states that propelled his unlikely election victory, Trump planned to sign an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the U.S.
That is why I withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That day was a turning point for our nation. “From the first day of my administration, I have governed by a simple idea: My only allegiance is to you, our wonderful citizens,” Trump said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “Together we are seeing that great achievements are possible when we put American People first. It put the countries of this world on notice that the sellout of the American worker was over.”
The goal is to determine whether America is being treated fairly by its trading partners and the 164-nation World Trade Organization.
Ross said the WTO, the arbiter of world trade rules, was bureaucratic and outdated and needed an overhaul. Ross played down the possibility that the United States would consider leaving the organization but didn’t rule it out.
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His most active tweeting day is Wednesday. The longer-term pattern is stable: he tweeted 147 times in February, 143 times in March, 138 times in April, through Friday afternoon. More than 200 messages have come in the window between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. He does his most prolific tweeting in the morning. 46,000,000: The times Trump’s tweets were liked.
Trump Contract With The American Voter,” wasn’t really his idea: “Yeah, somebody put out the concept of a 100-day plan,” he told the Associated Press. 0: Major bills he’s signed. Trump now suggests that 100-day pledge, titled, “Donald J.
The administration argues that unfair competition with China and other trade partners has wiped out millions of U.S. factory jobs. Ross said dissatisfaction with trade policy is one reason voters turned to Trump.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2017
He’s done about half. Some, he’s broken or ignored: labelling China a currency manipulator, seeking limits on congressional terms. 18: Things he said he’d do on his very first day in office. Promises he’s kept: withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and replacing Scalia.
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We will not stand for this. Watch!” He’s tweeted 32 times about the news media, three times about Justin Trudeau, five times about Canada. Almost all the Canadian references were positive. 500: The number of tweets from the president since Inauguration Day. He posted his 500th Twitter message on Friday. The one exception was last week: ”Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that the president doesn’t discuss some aspect of trade,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said at the White House Friday.
has a significant trade deficit. Trump announced this past week that he intended to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and begin reworking a trade deal with South Korea, with which the U.S.
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The more significant of the two orders would give the Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade Representative 180 days to identify violations and abuses under U.S. trade agreements and recommend solutions.
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought “profound change” to Washington and reaffirming that “my only allegiance” is to those he governs.
In his first 100 days in office, Trump has produced hundreds of tweets, fired scores of rockets at Syria, signed dozens of executive orders, made one big move on the Supreme Court and signed no major legislation.