White House showcases President Trump's accomplishments in first 100 days
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 27, 2017,
Apr 27, 2017, 16:08
While critics point to legal battles over immigration, the failed first attempt at health care reform, and his controversial comments, supporters point to Trump's Contract with the American Voter, released in October, that outlined his 100-day plan.
The White House on Tuesday set up a new website to showcase what U.S. President Donald Trump has accomplished in his first 100 days in office, highlighting his numberous executive and legislative actions as well as following up on his campaign promises.
"There, he is central to what the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes is a cover-up going on among people close to the president of the United States about what happened with the Trump campaign and Russia", Bernstein, who rose to fame as part of the reporting duo that investigated former President Nixon's Watergate scandal, said. But the traditional temporal benchmark has become a case study for what the news cycle has come to mean in the Trump era. The Hill reported in January that Trump is considering eliminating the Office on Violence Against Women altogether. So Trump's aides are contributing to a spectacle that they simultaneously dismiss as meaningless, knowing it is a priority for their boss as he juggles bold campaign pledges against the difficulty of heading the vast USA government.
While the White House is touting Trump's accomplishments, Trump himself seems torn between downplaying expectations and asserting, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, that the early days of his administration have been a success.
In a Wednesday morning speech, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the overhaul would amount to "the biggest tax cut" and the "largest tax reform" in USA history.
Trump also pledges that as president of the United States he will "always stand with the Jewish people".
Trump will celebrate the end of his first 100 days at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday evening. Of 10 promises that require Congress to act, none has been achieved and most have not been introduced.
Although he did not disclose details, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday the lower tax rates would generate so much economic growth that it would hold the deficit in check.
White House aides said that Trump will have signed 32 executive orders by Friday, the most of any president in their first 100 days since World War II.
A pair of White House officials laid out similar themes at a 40-minute briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which sits beside the White House, one of several such briefings scheduled this week.
"They went into some suggestions that are mere suggestions and we'll go from there", said GOP Sen.
They promised detailed online fact sheets later in the week, along with "a social media component".
President Donald Trump says Canada has "outsmarted" the US for a long time but his administration is "not going to put up with it".
President Donald Trump plans to propose massive tax cuts for businesses big and small as part of an overhaul that he says will provide the biggest tax cuts in USA history.
Flynn, a top aide to President Trump's election campaign, was appointed as Trump's national security adviser in November.
The Canadian government is offering more detailed description of the call.
The White House has asked Congress to add billions of dollars to a stopgap spending bill to start construction of a wall along the Southwest border and other border security efforts, a request that even fellow Republicans are wary to grant. However, short-term funding measures - known as continuing resolutions - have been used to avert government shutdowns in the past. But if he didn't, that would greatly undercut the value of the rate reduction to 15% for many corporations because they would have a higher tax bill under the AMT, said Roberton Williams of the Tax Policy Center.
"One of the more important pieces of the narrative presidents have is their claim to represent change, and they lose that the longer they're in office", she said.
Not a single piece of legislation Trump singled out as a priority in his 100 day plan has been enacted.
"Somebody put out the concept of a 100-day plan".