Magazine article The New American

Trump's First 100 Days

Magazine article The New American

Trump's First 100 Days

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President-elect Donald J. Trump pledged that upon entering the White House he would launch a "100-day plan to Make America Great Again." Since the inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the "First Hundred Days" of a presidency have taken on special significance. FDR launched his "progressive" New Deal with an epic 100-day blitzkrieg that usurped powers, trampled constitutional protections into the mud, and launched a multitude of new programs and agencies. FDR's Big Government legacy has never been rolled back; in fact, subsequent administrations--both Democrat and Republican--have continued adding to the federal leviathan. Will President Trump be different in this regard, as he promised?

Gauging by actions--and reactions--President Trump is making a heroically earnest effort to deliver, at least on those deliverables that are possible in an environment that is more viciously hostile toward an incoming president than at any time in living memory.

The establishment media have been so obsessed with attacking all things Trump--including inventing a slew of fake news stories--that it is easy to miss the substantive actions taken by our new president. That is why, in addition to our daily online stories covering various aspects of the new Trump administration, we have a special feature at entitled "Trump's First 100 Days" that provides an abbreviated day-by-day account of the president's executive orders, speeches, policy announcements, and other activities. Here, drawing from our online tabulation are some key Trump actions:

Day 1 (Jan. 20): After his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order for "minimizing the economic burden" of ObamaCare. It orders the executive branch to "take all actions consistent with law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act."

Day 3 (Jan. 22): Announced he would keep his campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA.

Day 4 (Jan. 23): Signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the dangerous and unconstitutional "trade" scheme designed to emulate the sovereignty-destroying European Union; signed an executive order reinstating the Mexico City policy, barring federal funding of foreign non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortion; signed an order freezing "the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch," with the exception of necessary military, national security, and public safety positions. …

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