Saturday 29 April 2017 – Donald Trump marks 100 days in office

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Today marks 100 days since Donald Trump became President of the United States on 20 January!  It has been a tumultuous 100 days but in terms of achievements, Donald Trump has achieved none of his campaign promises for the first 100 days with the exception of appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.  His promise to begin building a border wall with Mexico has been abandoned for now as he couldn’t get any approval for early funding. His plans to repeal, then reform, Obamacare have also been postponed as he was unable to push through a last-minute vote in Congress – despite that the Republicans control both Houses as well as the White House!  Trump, despite criticising President Obama for the number of executive orders he signed and promising that he would do away with most of such orders,  has signed a record number of executive orders including one in his early days in office to implement a travel ban on Muslims entering the United States from selected countries and another one just yesterday that will allow drilling to take place in the Arctic.  The former of these executive orders was quickly scuppered by courts which struck it down. Trump’s use of executive orders reflects his inability to gain consensus on any Bills.

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I was planning to write much more on Trump’s 100 days in office, but haven’t the time. Therefore I have listed below several articles from various sources on the occasion and on the events of the President’s first 100 days in office, which he marks as possibly the most unpopular President in history.  The last 100 days have been ones of division and anger that have changed the perception of the US Presidency for ever. Donald Trump has thrown the rule book out of the window and broken the mould and has left the United States and the world dizzy with confusion, anger and fear over how he will execute the office he now holds. Lack of any significant achievements on the policy front in the first 100 days doesn’t bode well for the rest of his Presidency, which still has 1,362 days to go!

 

Further reading:

 

  • Breaking down the 500 tweets Donald Trump has sent in his first 100 days as president – READ MORE (Independent.co.uk)
  • Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips cost taxpayers estimated $20m in 100 days — Obama’s cost $97m in 8 years – READ MORE (Independent.co.uk)
  • Trump’s first 100 days: At least 12 White House officials lost their jobs due to ethics violations or Russia ties – READ MORE (Independent.co.uk)
  • After his first 100 days in office, we should fear Trump more than ever – READ MORE (Independent.co.uk)
  • Trump’s first 100 days: Judging by Trump’s own ‘Contract with the American Voter’, his first 100 days have been a failure – READ MORE (Independent.co.uk)
  • Donald Trump’s first 100 days catastrophic for the environment, say climate experts – READ MORE (Independent.co.uk)
  • How relations between White House and intelligence agencies crumbled in Donald Trump’s first 100 days – READ MORE (Independent.co.uk)
  • Fifteen standout moments from Trump’s  first 100 days in pictures – READ MORE (Guardian.com/uk)
  • The lesson from Donald Trump’s first 100 days: resistance is not futile – READ MORE (Guardian.com/uk)
  • The Guardian view on Donald Trump: 100 days of failure – READ MORE (Guardian.com/uk)
  • Congress at 100 Days: Frenetic Action but Few Accomplishments –  READ MORE (NewYorkTimes.com)
  • Fact-Checking President Trump Through His First 100 Days – READ MORE (NewYorkTimes.com)
  • Our White House Reporters Recall Their Most Vivid Moments of Trump’s First 100 Days – READ MORE (NewYorkTimes.com)
  • 100 days of noise from Donald Trump – READ MORE (NewYorkTimes.com)
  • Mr Trump goes to Washington – READ MORE (NewYorkTimes.com)
  • Trump: My first 100 days are ‘just about the most successful’ in US history – READ MORE (abcnews.go.com)
  • Donald Trump promise tracker: Where his pledges stand at the 100-day mark – READ MORE (abcnews.go.com)
  • Trump’s 10 most liked tweets during his first 99 days in office – READ MORE (abcnews.go.com)
  • What has President Trump said about your country in his first 100 days? – READ MORE (bbc.co.uk/news)
  • 100 days: What might Trump’s border wall look like? – READ MORE (bbc.co.uk/news)
  • 100 days: America in a time of Trump – READ MORE (bbc.co.uk/news)
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