Trump’s Self-Described Accomplishments

So, what does Trump think he’s accomplished in his first 100 days?

CNN’s got it covered.

As for me, I’m going to talk a little bit about each one:

  • Energy Independence Executive Order — Doesn’t amount to much yet.
    • Revocation Of Federal Contracting Executive Orders — Doesn’t amount to much yet.
  • Reexamination Of CAFE Standards — Doesn’t amount to much yet.
  • Review Of Waters Of The United States Rule — Doesn’t amount to much yet.
  • Creation Of Regulatory Task Forces — This promises to be an environmental free-for-all for corporate polluters.
  • Eliminating Stream Protection Rule — Ditto.
  • Eliminating Regulations On Extraction Companies — And ditto again.
  • One-In-Two-Out Regulation Reform — Incoherent nonsense.
  • Minimizing Affordable Care Act — Well, this hasn’t been very successful, has it?
  • Buy American, Hire American Pipeline — Only on new pipelines that haven’t been proposed yet, so means nothing at this point.
  • Dakota Access Pipeline — True, Trump successfully brutalized people until they left the construction site. Good job.
  • U.S. Material In Pipeline Construction — See above.
  • Partnering With Private Sector — Because government never does that otherwise? OK.
  • Withdrawal From The Trans-Pacific Partnership — Probably one of the few areas where his opponents agree with him.
  • Trade Enforcement — Means nothing at this point.
  • Comprehensive Reports On The Causes Of U.S. Trade Deficits — Learning things doesn’t count as an accomplishment, Donny.
  • Federal Hiring Freeze — Which he later reversed.
  • New Ethics Commitments On Political Appointees — We’ll see if that amounts to anything.
  • Strike On Syrian Airfield — Which accomplished nothing.
  • Travel Restrictions On Select Countries — Which got overturned, twice.
  • New Iran Sanctions — Nonsense.
  • Defense Spending In Budget — Because previous budgets had no defense spending.
  • F-35 Cost Savings — Really, he could’ve scuttled the entire program.
  • Immigration Enforcement, Including Constructing A Wall — The wall isn’t happening.
  • Sanctuary Cities Funding — No progress on that yet. Sad!
  • New Hiring To Enforce Immigration — True, ICE raids are way up. If there’s one thing Trump’s good at, it’s destroying families.
  • Prioritizing Criminal Immigration Enforcement And Hiring More Immigration Judges — No one is “prioritized” anymore. Everyone is fair game.
  • Commission On Opioid Crisis — We’ll see if anything comes of this.
  • Protecting Law Enforcement Officers Crime — wat
  • Tackling International Cartels — How?
  • HBCU Initiative — Right. I’ll believe it when I see it.
  • Canada-United States Council For The Advancement Of Women Entrepreneurs — Ditto.
  • Promoting Women In Entrepreneurship Act — That’s cool, but maybe support women more generally, too?
  • Women And Space Exploration — Everything will be fine for women as long as we can put a couple up in space, right?
  • Nominating And Confirming Gorsuch — Literally, all you had to was nominate someone. The rest was up to Congress. Well done!

What a great list! I think it speaks for itself.

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Trump’s Self-Described Accomplishments

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