Every time a new President of the United States takes office, the opposition party and the media always talk about his first 100 days. I don’t remember how the “first 100 days” began, nor do I remember much about the Obama, Bush II, or Clinton 100 days, much less Carter, Reagan, of Bush 1 first 100 days. I think it’s a little silly, since we elect a United States President for a four-year period as opposed to a 100 day period. Because it appears that I’m the only one who doesn’t take this first 100 days garbage seriously, I feel, nonetheless, obligated to write a synopsis of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days.
This information presented in this article is attributable to Dick Morris, an American political author and commentator, who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant. He was a friend and advisor to former President Bill Clinton during his time as Governor of Arkansas and after Clinton was elected to the White House.
According to Dick Morris, President Trump has done a lot, but not enough to turn the whole world around in Trump’s first 100 days.
Morris goes on to indicate that the impact of Donald Trump in Washington will encourage job growth, entrepreneurship, and the performance of border patrols and our nation’s police forces. Entrepreneurs are now encouraged to take risks as they wouldn’t do under the Obama presidency, making the Trump presidency already so much different than that of Obama.
For starters, the Dow is up by 3,000 points, the NASDAQ is up by 1,000 points. Under President Trump, job growth is 30% more than it was in Obama’s last three months. Illegal border crossings are down by 71%, existing home sales are up 4%, and consumer confidence is the highest it has been since 2000, and the trade deficit is down by 10%. Furthermore, the barometer of economic growth is the highest that it’s been since November when Trump was first elected.
One of Trump’s biggest success of his first 100 days, was the nomination and affirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. All indications are that Justice Gorsuch will be a justice that will interpret the law instead of legislating from the bench according to his political views. With respect to the U.S. Constitution, he is an originalist who will interpret the constitution as our founding father’s intended it to be interpreted, not as a living document.
With respect to environment issues, President Trump has reversed the Obama decision, and approved for construction, the Keystone Pipeline. The Obama regulations on power plants have been reversed, and fuel emission standards have been rolled back. By reversing Obama’s “Clean Power Plan,” which gave the already too powerful EPA jurisdiction over every small stream in America, we can be assured that the heinous anti-American/anti-freedom actions that Obama espoused will come to an end.
As indicated above, illegal border crossings are down by 71%, and 5000 new border patrol agents have been hired. There have been big cuts in the number of H15 visas issues and refugees from countries who sponsor terrorism are no longer being admitted to the United States.
During his presidency, Obama had set up a series of consent decrees suing police departments, ordering them to get rid of “stop and frisk,” and halt searching for guns. President Trump has now reversed these consent decrees, taking the handcuffs off policemen and allowing policemen to handcuff criminals instead. In addition, he is opening a new study on how to best save police lives.
He is ending federal funding for sanctuary cities and has put in place a new executive order which indicates that for each new regulation adopted by the administration, at least two regulations already on the books must be eliminated.
President Trump’s launching of a study on opioid abuse is the first of its kind instituted by any sitting President of the United States.
In 1993, after he took office, President Clinton put in place a five-year band on lobbying for folks that left the executive branch of government. The five-year ban remained in place during his presidency until December 2009 when Clinton revoked the order. This meant that top subordinates, those currently in government and those who have left could start lobbying their former agencies after one year from their last day on the job. The one year ban is contained in a 1978 law that is still in force, according to the Washington post in an article by John Mintz, dated December 20, 2000. President Trump has now re-instated that ban and a ban that would ban lobbying a foreign government forever.
Asking liberals and the mainstream media about President Trump’s accomplishments will get you nothing but lies. They will state that all the president has done is vacation at his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida and play golf. Remember liberals couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended on it.
Liberals and the media, both left-leaning and right-leaning, have weighed in on the failures of Congress to pass legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare, to pass a meaningful tax reform measure, and to build a wall on the Mexican border to put an end to illegal through our southern border.
Once sweeping legislation like Obamacare has been passed, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to roll back. Thus, the repeal and replacement of Obamacare has to be done right, and the transition must be smooth. I want it done right, and I think everyone else does also, so let’s do it right even if it takes a little longer. I feel the same way about tax reform.
The accomplishments of President Trump in the first 100 days of his presidency are substantial and more than many presidents have done in their first 100 days. Remember, we elect a president for a four-year term not a 100-day term. Think we can get liberals to understand that concept?