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Trump’s First 100 Days in Office Update: Were Promises Met?

President Donald Trump has now been in office for more than one hundred days. However, the question that many ask is if he has made accomplishments on all the major issues he campaigned on during the election. The list below provides some insight into what he has and has not done thus far on those major topics.

 

Mexico Border Wall: No

One of his greatest campaign promises that has yet to come into fruition. As of late, the government almost reached a government shutdown due to a budget legislation that was going through Congress but offered no funds for Trump’s wall, according to the New York Times.

Repeal and Replace Obamacare: No

“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.”- Donald J. Trump

Supreme Court Nomination: Yes

Even though there was great opposition from the Democratic party, the Republicans were able to get conservative Neil Gorsuch confirmed as a Supreme Court justice through a Republican Senate majority with three votes from Democrats.

Control on Immigration: Yes

He put forth the notable “Muslim ban” that inhibited those coming from seven muslim majority countries from coming to the United States, he “curtailed”, according to the BBC, the refugee programs in the U.S., and in his first month as President, immigration arrests went up 32.6%.

Taxes: Possibly

“Everybody is getting a tax cut, especially the middle class.” – Donald J. Trump

The tax on corporate businesses was reduced to 15% from 35% and the “estate tax” and “alternative minimum tax” would be eliminated. These provisions will benefit the wealthy much more in comparison to the middle class, according to the New York Times.

 

As outlined above, two of the major issues promised by President Trump to be addressed in the first 100 days during the campaign trail have yet to have legislation backing them up. However, there is much more time in which policies can be passed on these issues.

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