This is a list from a memorandum produced by the White House, touting Trump’s accomplishments in his first 100 days as President. I found it on
Let’s have a look:
•Energy Independence Executive Order
•Revocation Of Federal Contracting Executive Orders
•Reexamination Of CAFE Standards
•Review Of Waters Of The United States Rule
•Creation Of Regulatory Task Forces
•Eliminating Stream Protection Rule
•Eliminating Regulations On Extraction Companies
•One-In-Two-Out Regulation Reform
•Buy American, Hire American I would say he tore things down, instead of building them up.
A lot of Trump’s activity is more about dissing Barack Obama than it is creating forward momentum.
•Dakota Access Pipeline
•U.S. Material In Pipeline Construction
•Partnering With Private Sector
I would say that Trump is taking credit for things he didn’t do. Companies have largely made their choices, regardless of what he says; many things were already in place when he took office.
The Keystone Pipeline was largely finished, except for the stretch through Native American lands. I don’t know how it got that far without being thwarted, but Trump only contributed the last nail to the coffin.
•Withdrawal From The Trans-Pacific Partnership
•Comprehensive Reports On The Causes Of U.S. Trade Deficits
I’ll give him withdrawal from the TPP. That was a no-brainer.
•Federal Hiring Freeze
•New Ethics Commitments On Political Appointees
Okay, I have to laugh at this one. A freeze on hiring has nothing to do with ethics and and “new ethics commitments”? Yeah. That’s why we have Bannon, Flynn and Trump’s own conflicts of interests. Right…
•Strike On Syrian Airfield
•Travel Restrictions On Select Countries
•New Iran Sanctions
•Defense Spending In Budget
•F-35 Cost Savings
Defense spending in budget? So what else is new????
The only thing in this list would be the F-35 cost reduction.
As for the rest, they caused much more damage than benefit. As a matter of fact, Trump’s “ban on select countries” is still hung up in court because it violates the US Constitution. Perhaps worse than that, it alienates people at home and abroad and weakens relationships with allies.
Trump’s “strike on the Syrian airfield was more of a kneejerk reaction than a strategic move.
•Immigration Enforcement, Including Constructing A Wall
•Sanctuary Cities Funding
•New Hiring To Enforce Immigration
•Prioritizing Criminal Immigration Enforcement And Hiring More Immigration Judges
Could we define “accomplishment?”
Trump has not built a wall…yet; may he never succeed.
His “crack down” on immigrants has hurt innocent people and stands to bring down producers of food, meat and meat products and other industries in the US. IT also strains our relationship with Mexico – I don’t think we want Mexico for an enemy. By the way, there goes more food supply: Most of our winter produce comes from there.
He hasn’t succeeded in defunding sanctuary cities yet, either; in fact, two of them have sued his administration.
There is permission to hire more immigration workers; however, ICE has not been able to fill positions that existed before Trump’s order. Moreover, Trump pretty well emptied out the Department of Justice, so there are no judges to hear all those immigration cases.
I would call these ideas or wishes; not accomplishments
Here’s the rest of the list…before it gets redundant, that is:
•Commission On Opioid Crisis
•Protecting Law Enforcement Officers Crime
•Tackling International Cartels
HELPING WOMEN AND MINORITIES
•Canada-United States Council For The Advancement Of Women Entrepreneurs
•Promoting Women In Entrepreneurship Act
•Women And Space Exploration
•Nominating And Confirming Gorsuch
Nominating Gorsuch…Trump didn’t confirm him; the Senate did by bending the rules. Okay, accomplishment, but a bit soft.
“Protecting Law Enforcement Officers Crime”?
What on earth is this about???????
The rest of the list? Again, more wishes and ideas; more taking credit that Trump doesn’t deserve
But not really accomplishment.
So, what does this reduce his list to?
Ruining a number of people’s lives by deporting them, even though they were contributing to the prosperity of the US and by separating parents and children
Promoting racism and bigotry by villifying Mexicans and Muslims
Withdrawal from the TPP
Partially dismantling and weakening environmental research and protection at a time when we really need both
Hurting women and minorities by defunding such programs as Planned Parenthood and wanting to do away with agencies that help honeless and low income Americans
Gutting Federal agencies so that work can’t get done.
I’m not sure I call these accomplishments.