Dissecting Donald Trump’s first 100 days
Dissecting Donald Trump’s first 100 days.
So, after his first 100 days in office, how’s President Trump doing?
Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett has been keeping track: “I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear …” “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” What followed: a fractious tenure that occasionally strayed from the facts, and put the White House at odds with Congress, the courts, and at times itself.
Period.” Trump’s inauguration brought protests to the streets — and venom from the president’s Twitter account.
The president wrote (again, on Twitter), “Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt.” When asked if his intention was to tell the Justice Department to grant immunity to Flynn, the president refused to answer.
But presidential silence wasn’t typical, especially when the president, frustrated by inaction in the Republican-controlled Congress, turned to executive action.
“My administration is putting an end to the war on coal,” he remarked, signing an order to roll back Obama-era water pollution regulations overseeing coal mine waste.
Another theme: Payback for the Obama years, nowhere more visible than the Supreme Court.
“It is in this vital, national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons,” he said.
President Trump has not asked Mexico for a penny for his proposed border wall; and when he asked Republicans in Congress, they declined.