Keeping Tabs On The Trump Administration
Donald Trump, in his 100 day "action plan", also referred to as his "Contract With The American Voter", lays out what he feels are problems with the governmental system, and what he proposes to fix them. For this reason, the media for the most part has fallen in line with this template, and are keeping track of his "First 100 Days" in office. Trump however, will not morph into a fitting & honorable leader after this 100 day period, and I will keep this page open until his impeachment, or the end of his presidency, whichever comes first.
Trumps first work day, the Monday following his inauguration, was marked with 3 executive orders; One as a federal hiring 'freeze', as it's been called, put a halt on all new employees receiving positions within the government, with the exception of public servants in healthcare, and of course, troops.
His second executive order was aimed at the withdrawal of the US from the TPP, in attempt to bring jobs back home, and focus our economic power inward.
His Third executive order was to sign away federal subsidies for international organizations who uses part of that funding for abortion procedures (most of the medical institutions that received US support, that is...)
On Jan. 25th, Trump signed a redundant executive order that echoed the sentiments of past administrations, reauthorizing the construction of a 'border security' wall along the southern border; signed into effect by the Bush administration, and expanded in the Obama era.
The administration chose, randomly of course, 7 nations of interest to restrict access to the US after spending his campaign alienating immigrants and "calling for a complete shutdown of muslims entering the US..." but continues to deny that this was in any way a "Muslim ban". The decision was struck down by a federal judge, beckoning Trump's criticism.
Donald Trump rolled back an Obama era regulation allowing the EPA jurisdiction in 'navigable' waterways. Trump called it a 'disaster', and reminded us of how well Scott Pruitt will do as EPA head.
Donald Trump called for a major increase in military spending equal to 10%, or $54 Billion annually. Bear in mind that the U.S. currently spends more in defence than the next 8 nations below us financially, & almost 3 times that of China.
On March 4th, Donald Trump accused former President Barak Obama of wiretapping the phone lines of Trump Tower 4 times in a series of tweets.
On March 7th, The GOP made public the bill to repeal & replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump praises bill highly.
Trump attempts to roll out "Muslim Ban 2.0", and the bill gets shot down a second time.
The "American Healthcare Act", or, 'Trumpcare' if you will, gets shot down by a divided GOP...
After Trumpcare defeat, Trump takes aim at Tax Reform
Trump sends in the "MOAB" (Mother of all bombs), the largest non-nuclear weapon in US possession.
Trump signed a bill concocted by the House GOP allowing private consumer information to be sold.
Donald Trump signs a series of executive orders calling for Steve Mnuchin to "re-evaluate" Dodd-Frank.
Administration attempts to hold government operations hostage until Democrats agree to fund border wall, then retracts and compromises in the realization he doesn't have sufficient support.
Trump threatens 20-24% tariff on soft lumber from Canada claiming again that the US is being shorted on trade
Trump offers tax cuts to the corporate elite, planning to offer "business rate" of 15% on the same day Sen. Sanders proposes minimum wage increase to $15/hr...
Trump, in co-ordination with the "Freedom Caucus" attempts to revive Trumpcare, moving the proposed healthcare plan farther to the ideological right.
Administration chooses Scott Garrett, opponent of the Ex-Im Bank to head the Ex-Im Bank...