Trump’s First 100 Days

The first 100 days of Trump’s presidency came and went. The official 100th day in office for Trump was April 29. Much has been done since Trump’s inauguration on January 20. Here are the basic highlights of his presidency so far.

On January 23, Trump signed three directives. One withdrew U.S. support from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal signed by the Obama administration. Another reinstated the Mexico City policy that prohibits U.S. aid to international groups that promote abortion. The final one imposed a hiring freeze on civilian agencies excluding military, national security, and public safety positions.

On January 28, Trump signed an executive order suspending refugee programs for 120 days and banned all immigrants from seven Muslim countries for 90 days.

On January 31, Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Another nomination was Betsy Devos for secretary of education on February 7th. Vice President Mike Pence had to cast a vote to break the tie in the senate to confirm Devos.

On March 27, Trump signed a controversial bill that overturned FCC rules that prevented internet service providers from selling users’ data without their consent.

On April 6, the Trump administration launched military strikes against Syrian government targets, using chemical attacks reportedly by Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad as justification. The 59 tomahawk missiles fired were fired without congressional debate or authorization. Which sparked protest from senate members who felt the decision should’ve been argued in the Senate.

On April 7, Neil Gorsuch was finally confirmed by the Senate to fill Anthony Scalia’s seat in the Supreme Court.

On April 18, Trump signed the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order in attempt to keep his promise of creating American jobs.

On April 26, the Trump administration released a one page tax-reform proposal that would lower the number of income tax brackets from seven to three (10%, 25%, 35%). It would also double the standard deduction, repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax, death tax, 3.8% ObamaCare tax, and it would lower the business tax rate to 15%.

And on his 100th day in office, April 29, Trump spoke at a rally in Harrisburg, PA instead of going to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.