Reviewing Trump's First 100 Days in Office

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Before President Trump scoffed at the "ridiculous standard" of measuring a leader's success by his first 100 days in office, he signed and delivered a two-page contract outlining his "100-day action plan to Make America Great Again".

President Trump is complaining about being judged by the first 100 days of his presidency.

While Trump has already made good on some major campaign promises, including nominating and securing confirmation for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, his presidency has mostly been marked by some high-profile failures. Trump said in an early morning tweet. He has also overturned many of President Obama's executive orders and taken a more vigorous approach to matters of foreign policy.including the bombing of ISIS terrorists in northern Afghanistan.

Voters who wish to hold Trump to the contract would do well to read the fine print.

Among other things, the ambitious plan promised repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, reforming the tax code, ending illegal immigration, repairing infrastructure and fixing Social Security.

The only one of those 10 legislative items introduced to this point is the House health-care bill, which Trump embraced only to see collapse in dramatic fashion last month.

Since then, the first 100 days has been the test of a new president's productivity, though none have come close to matching FDR.

The law allows Congress a limited window to repeal regulations put in place by the president's administration.

"There are those that say I've done more than anybody in 100 days", Trump said February 28 on Fox.

The first 100 days of any presidency are considered the so-called "salad days", a period when the incoming administration seeks to secure some of its key priorities, carrying with it the mandate of the election victory.



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