|2017.01.30||Donald Trump's first US military raid 'kills 30 civilians, including 10 women and children' independent.co.uk (See also Yemen)|
|2017.03.03||The Department of Homeland Security concludes that Trump's Muslim ban will actually create more terrorism. thinkprogress.org (See also Department of Homeland Security, Travel Ban, Muslim Ban)|
|2017.03.21||Bank that lent Trump $300 million is linked to Russian money laundering scam. theguardian.com (See also Russia, Criminality)|
|2017.03.21||The White House calls climate change research a waste. washingtonpost.com (See also Budget, Climate Change)|
|2017.03.22||Sean Spicer is asked if Trump would of hired Paul Manafort, if he'd known about his $10 million dollar link to Putin. Spicer responds with, "I don't know." dailykos.com (See also Sean Spicer, Paul Manafort, Russia)|
|2017.03.22||The White House responds to push back against Manafort and his connection to Russia by attacking Hillary Clinton. politico.com (See also Sean Spicer, Russia, Paul Manafort)|
|2017.03.24||After Trump promised to separate himself from his business Eric Trump reveals he will continue to give his father quarterly financial update reports on the company. forbes.com (See also Trump Business, Eric Trump)|
|2017.03.25||Bannon reportedly ordered conservative Republicans to vote for Trumpcare and they just laugh at him. boingboing.net (See also Steve Bannon, Trumpcare)|
|2017.03.25||The Department of Health and Human Services inspector general launches an investigation into the Trump administration’s decision to pull ads encouraging people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act during the enrollment period. huffingtonpost.com (See also Department of Health and Human Services)|
|2017.03.25||Trump appoints a conservative think-tank staffer who has argued that gays being allowed to marry is a threat to religious liberty and that civil rights protections should not extend to transgenders to head the Civil Rights Office at the Department of Health and Human Services. huffingtonpost.com (See also Department of Health and Human Services, LGBTQIA)|
|2017.03.28||Trump claims that killing Obama’s climate legacy will bring back coal jobs. washingtonpost.com (See also Executive Orders)|
|2017.03.28||Trump signs an executive order that will allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees. newnownext.com (See also LGBTQIA, Executive Orders)|
|2017.03.28||Trump's lawyer plans to have a sexual assault lawsuit against Trump thrown out of court by arguing the Supremacy Clause means Trump is immune from lawsuits since he is the president. resistancereport.com (See also Lawsuits, Misogyny, Women)|
|2017.03.29||The Department of Energy's climate office bans use of phrase "climate change" in any written document. politico.com (See also Climate Change, Department of Energy)|
|2017.03.29||Trump says he doesn't make mistakes before immediately getting the name wrong of the man he is speaking to. newshub.co.nz |
|2017.03.29||Trump steals credit for Obama's opioid addiction legislation, which was passed last year. nymag.com |
|2017.04.04||Former Trump adviser Carter Page admits to 2013 communication with Russian spy. washingtonpost.com (See also Carter Page, Russia)|
|2017.04.04||Sean Spicer blames Obama's weakness for the recent attacks where Assad used gas to kill dozens of civilians. He then goes on to refuse to answer questions about Russia's role in the bombing. rawstory.com (See also Russia, Syria, Sean Spicer)|
|2017.04.05||Steve Bannon is removed from The National Security Council. washingtonpost.com (See also Steve Bannon, National Security Council)|
|2017.04.05||The EPA moves to dismantle programs that protect kids from lead paint. washingtonpost.com (See also Environmental Protection Agency)|
|2017.04.05||The US Strategic Command (which controls the countries nukes) begins tweeting out Breitbart stories. twitter.com (See also Nuclear Weapons)|
|2017.04.05||Trump is ordering airstrikes at 5 times the pace Obama did. businessinsider.com |
|2017.04.05||Trump starts off Sexual Assault Prevention Month by defending Bill O'Reilly after he paid 5 women $13 million for agreeing not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that he sexually harassed them. vox.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
Trump says, "I don’t think Bill did anything wrong."
|2017.04.06||Twitter files lawsuit after the The Department of Homeland Security demands they reveal the identity of several Twitter accounts posting information critical of Trump. variety.com (See also Fascism, John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security, Assaults on Civil Liberties)|
|2017.04.07||Trump launches military strike on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week. cnn.com (See also Syria)|
The First 100 Days of a first-term president are viewed as a bellwether for future success implementing their agenda.
Trump's proposed agenda is ambitious. It revolves around repealing or reforming many of President Obama's policies, particularly those relating to immigration and the environment, and easing restrictions for businesses. His executive-order targets on his first day are Washington lobbyists, trade agreements, energy and environmental protection regulations, and immigration. Over the remaining 99 days his legislative proposals focus on simplifying the tax code and lowering the business tax rate, establishing penalties for companies that move offshore, establishing educational vouchers and ending the Common Core, repealing Obamacare, reforming child and eldercare legislation, ending illegal immigration via the wall along the Mexican border and imposition of stiff penalties, establishing a task force on violent crime, rebuilding the military, and draining the swamp. With a Republican Congress backing him, the agenda will likely move forward.
The University of Pennsylvania is offering an online course, The Top 10 Social Issues of the First 100 Days, that will run through Trump's First 100 Days. The course will be a collaboration among Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice faculty and explain the school's top 10 social issues as well as help individuals develop a personal top ten.
Dana Milbank — The Washington Post
Milbank opines on Trump's First 100 Days:
"This is life in the early days of a Trump presidency: economic shock, international instability and constitutional crisis as Trump makes the presidency his plaything."
Staff — NPR
NPR Staff fact checks Trump's First 100 Days:
"Estimates from the Tax Policy Center and the Tax Foundation estimate that the top 1 percent of income households would see their after-tax incomes rise by 10.2 to 13 percent under Trump’s plan, while 'middle income' households -- those from the 40th to the 60th percentile -- would see an increase of 1.3 to 1.8 percent."
Richard Parker — Dallas News
"Trump's promises for the economy, frankly, are cruel for one that is steadily recovering but not recovering vigorously. He will never bring back manufacturing jobs to Ohio or coal mining jobs to Kentucky. Those ships sailed decades ago. However, his focus on trade may prove particularly fatal to a couple of places: California, for one, and Texas. Both thrive on international trade."
Annie Sneed — Scientific American
Sneed posits that:
"The incoming administration could quickly withdraw the U.S. from international climate change agreements, but domestic change is likely slower."
Larry Greenemeier — Scientific American
Greenemeier looks at Net neutrality and privacy under Trump:
"The new administration will likely defang efforts to enforce Net neutrality and online privacy protections, and potentially ramp up domestic and international surveillance."
Liz Peek — The Fiscal Times
Peek observes that investors are looking forward to a Trump administration:
"Investors believe that Trump will not only cut corporate taxes but are also optimistic that he will 'Drain the Swamp.' Just yesterday in a recorded message outlining priorities for his first 100 days in office, he vowed to pass an executive order demanding that for every new rule adopted, two must be junked. He explained, 'Regulations have grown into a massive job-killing industry – and the regulation industry is one business I will absolutely put to an end on day one.'"
Acting Ranking Member Mark Takano — House Committee on Veteran's Affairs Press Release
On Nov. 22, 2016, Takano notes there is no help for veterans in Trump's First 100 Days Plan:
“Throughout his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised to make veterans a top priority in his administration. Two months before he even takes office, it appears he is already breaking that promise. Donald Trump’s list of priorities for his first 100 days in office makes no mention of improving the care and support we provide to America’s veterans.
"Too often, candidates use the veterans community to score points with voters, then forget about veterans once in office. I implore Donald Trump to get off Twitter and start holding meetings with the many respected Veterans Service Organizations that are eager to help this country strengthen our support for those who serve.”
Jerimi Suri — The Atlantic
In his Jan. 27, 2017, article after Trump's first week and unprecedented number of executive orders, Suri notes:
With his barrage of executive orders, Trump is taking America back to the historical nightmares of the world before December 1941: closed borders, limited trade, intolerance to diversity, arms races, and a go-it-alone national race to the bottom. His executive order on “rebuilding the U.S. armed forces” calls for “peace through strength,” but this document and the others he signed offer nothing but unilateralism and militarization: more military spending, more nuclear weapons, more use of torture (which is illegal), and more promises to destroy ISIS and other terrorist threats. The executive orders promise to curtail American participation in international organizations, prohibit whole categories of foreigners from entering our country, and limit exchanges of ideas and goods. This is not a United States any president from Roosevelt to Reagan would recognize.
Coupled with Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Transpacific Partnership trade negotiations, build a “huge” wall on the southern border, and impose high tariffs on imports, the United States is left with a foreign policy that cuts it off from the relationships that fueled its growth for 70 years.
Chris Cillizza–The Washington Post
Cillizza's Jan. 31, 2017, article examines the language and underlying message of Sally Yates firing on Monday evening:
What Trump's statement, viewed broadly, teaches us—or, maybe, reteaches us—is that this president sees only two kinds of people in the world: loyal friends and disloyal, terrible enemies. Principled—or occasional—opposition is not part of that equation. You are either all the way for him or all the way against him. Black and white. No room for gray.
- Trump's Week 1 Summaries:
Al Jezeera: Trump's first week at work - the report card
BBC: Trump's first week: well, that was intense.
Business Insider: Trump's wild first week in office was like nothing ever seen in the presidency
Financial Times: Trump’s first-week scorecard: character over content
NPR: Trump's First Week: What's Reality In The Show
Week In Politics: Trump's First Week In Office
In Trump's first week, actions on refugees, military, and foreign relations
Politico: Trump's seventeen executive actions so far.
PBS: This Week on Washington Week: Trump’s first week in office full of executive orders and a new leadership style
Reuters: First 100 days of Trump
Salon: Week 1 of Trump: dog years, old fights, new words, weirdness
Teen Vogue: The lies Trump told this week
Think Progress: This week in Trump's America
The Guardian: Trump's first week: carnage, both real and imagined
The New York Times: Trump’s First Week: Misfires, Crossed Wires, and a Satisfied Smile
The Washington Post Fact Checker: Trump’s first seven days of false claims, inaccurate statements and exaggeration
Time: Trump's first week is a mixed bag
White House: Trump's first week of action
- Trump's Week 2 Summaries:
NPR: Fact Checking Trump's Week 2