PRESIDENT TRUMP’S 100 DAYS OF HISTORIC BROKEN PROMISES ACCOMPLISHMENTS
GETTING GOVERNMENT TO WORK FOR TRUMP ALLIES OUT OF THE WAY: President Donald J. Trump has done more to break promises and enrich his allies stop the Government from interfering in the lives of Americans in his first 100 days than any other President in history.
Despite campaigning as a populist, President Trump has governed as a hard-right extremist. Again and again, he has broken his promises to the American people while his allies have reaped the rewards. In fact, President Trump and his administration have had more than one self-created crisis a day. It’s no wonder that “nearly two-thirds of Americans give President Donald Trump poor or middling marks for his first 100 days in office.”
NBC News: “Nearly two-thirds of Americans give President Donald Trump poor or middling marks for his first 100 days in office, including a plurality who say he's off to a ‘poor start,’ according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.” [NBC News, 4/23/17]
USA Today: Trump, Pence allies rake in millions as new Washington lobbyists. “Former campaign aides, fundraisers and others with ties to President Trump and Vice President Pence have attracted dozens of new lobbying clients in Washington, raking in more than $2.2 million in lobbying fees in the first months of the administration, a USA TODAY analysis shows. [USA Today, 4/25/17]
TAKING EXECUTIVE ACTION: In office, President Trump has accomplished more signed more harmful executive orders in his first 100 days than any other President since Franklin Roosevelt.
Then-Candidate Trump said repeatedly and on video he would NOT govern by executive order. That’s another broken promise.
Then-Candidate Donald Trump: “We don't want to continue to watch people signing executive orders because that was not what the Constitution and the brilliant designers of this incredible document had in mind. We need people that can make deals and can work, because right now in Washington there's total, absolute gridlock.” [CNN Presidential Debate via Washington Post, 3/10/16]
Then-Candidate Donald Trump: “I would build consensus with Congress and Congress would agree with me. I'll give you an example because I don't like the idea of using executive orders like our president. It is a disaster what he's doing.” [CBS Presidential Debate via Washington Post, 2/13/16]
Then-Candidate Donald Trump: “I don't like executive orders. That is not what the country was based on.” [CBS’ Face the Nation, 8/2/15]
A SLOG OF LEGISLATION SIGNED: Despite historic Democratic obstructionism, President Trump has accomplished little through the legislative process worked with Congress to pass more legislation in his first 100 days than any t President since Truman.
In fact, the Trump administration has no major legislative accomplishment. At this point, President Obama had already signed into law major legislation like the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Act. President Clinton had already signed the Family Medical Leave Act. And under President George W. Bush, the Republican Senate had already passed bipartisan campaign finance reform and bipartisan bankruptcy reform legislation. President Trump and this Republican Congress have no real accomplishments in this first 100 days.