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Here's what Donald Trump has done in his first 100 days in office on Business Standard. Trump rescinded some of Obama's heralded executive orders such as order on fair pay, safe workplaces
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Trump has done in his
first 100 days in office
Since FDR, a president’s first 100 days offer an important – if
arbitrary – measure for evaluating success. While it is unlikely
any executive will again match the productivity of Roosevelt,
most scholars of the presidency agree that this period still
matters for advancing an administration’s agenda.
It has been an unruly 100 days since President Donald Trump
took the oath of office. His administration has been plagued
with scandals, protests and a critical media with a renewed
sense of purpose.
beginning of the Trump administration morbidly fascinating.
Despite his boasts, Trump’s legislative agenda appears to be
stalled. As we approach day 100, many will point critically to
the dearth of bills coming across Trump’s desk. However,
focusing solely on legislation overlooks a thriving aspect of the
Trump presidency: the use of unilateral powers like executive
orders, memoranda and proclamations.
Trump goes it alone
Trump hit the ground running with a flurry of unilateral
activity. This burst of direct actions may seem surprising in
light of Trump’s past statements. In 2012, he took to Twitter to
criticize President Obama for “constantly issuing executive
orders that are major power grabs of authority.” According to
the American Presidency Project, Trump has surpassed his
power-grabbing predecessor in unilateral actions, and in less
Trump is clearly making a concerted effort to fulfill his
campaign promises. In areas where he can act alone, Trump has
made gestures – some symbolic, others more substantive –
toward 14 of the 18 pledges outlined in his Contract with the
American Voter. With a stroke of the pen, Trump attempted to
reduce the number of people working for the government,
“drain the swamp” and advance pipeline projects.
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