Sunday, 30 April 2017

Trump by the numbers: The First 100 Days

A selection of his ‘achievements’ with some sources.
100-day contract promises met: 11
All have been done by executive order.  Only 1 of the 10 legislative promises Trump made on his 100-day contract went to Congress -- the failed measure to repeal and replace Obamacare. See CNN’s scorecard
Executive orders: 32
The Associated Press reports that had signed his 32nd executive order on Friday.  This is the most of any president in their first 100 days since World War II.
Supreme Court Justices Confirmed: 1 (Neil Gorsuch)
Key Government Appointments Confirmed (of the 556 requiring Senate Confirmation): 25

No nominee: 465
Awaiting nomination: 26
Formally nominated: 40

Bannon maybe currently sidelined, but his desire to hollow-out the administrative state seems to be on track.

Loyal Apparatchiks Placed in the Government Bureaucracy: more than 400
Trump Appointees Forced Out in Disgrace: 1 (Flynn)
Metres of Wall Built:  0
Muslim Bans Frustrated: 2
Number of Undocumented Immigrants Arrested for Deportation (Jan. to end of March 2017):  5,441 “non-criminals” and 15,921 criminals
Tweets: 507  (+11 deleted)
If you are a masochist, you can peruse them all here: (Trump twitter archive)
Media interviews:  32  (13 with Fox shows)
News conferences: 9
His most notable was his Feb. 16 news conference, which you can re-live at politico.
Exaggerations, Lies, Untruths, Alternative Facts Uttered by the Leader of the Free World: ....really too many to count.
Days he’s visited at least one Trump property: 31
Golf days: 19
Foreign countries visited: 0
Foreign leaders hosted: 16
Authoritarians/Dictators he has publicly praised:  5 
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines; President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey; Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; President Xi Jinping of China; and of course, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.   He also hinted that recent terrorism in France would benefit Marine Le Pen (and seemed just fine with that prospect).
Countries he’s ordered bombed (that we know about): 3
            Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan. (Drone strikes and special ops continue as under Obama).
Meetings with Business leaders: 22
Anti-Trump marches in Washington: 5
The biggest was the Women’s March on Washington.  Since then, rallies have been organized around Tax Day, in defense of science, and against Trump’s travel ban. Future marches are planned around climate change and immigration.
Trump’s approval rating on Thursday 27 April:  42.6%
Despite historically low approval ratings, 96%of his supporters say electing him was the right thing to do and only 2 percent regret voting for him.
Campaign-style rallies: 4
Money raised for re-election in Q1: $13.2 million
Trump’s reelection apparatus for 2020 is made up of a trio of committees: Donald J. Trump for President, Trump Victory, and Trump Make America Great Again Committee.

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