President Trump's biggest failures of his first 100 days
By William Steakin
May 1st, 2017 at 1:15PM
As Election Day approached in late 2016, President Trump released what he called a "Contract with the American Voter," which detailed dozens of promises he planned to fulfill if he won the White House.
Trump won, and he just passed the 100-day mark -- so how did he do? Did he repeal Obamacare? Is China now labeled currency manipulator? He at least withdrew from NAFTA, right? Here's a look at the biggest failures of President Trump's first few months in the White House.
Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act: Perhaps President Trump's biggest stumble during first 100 days was health care. The "Art of the Deal" author failed to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health care bill in the 100-day period as he said he would. The White House has vowed that some variation of the repeal legislation will pass in the near future, but the outlook remains unclear.
Announce the renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal: President Trump recently flipped on his plans to pull out of NAFTA -- a key part of his platform during the 2016 election.
"It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better," Trump said in a recent statement about his calls with the Mexican and Canadian leaders, which reportedly influenced his change of heart on the trade agreement.
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Establish a travel ban on Muslims entering the U.S.: President Trump has tempered his language and altered the scope of this promise, however a ban has yet to be put in place. During the campaign Trump initially called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." But over the course of the election, and into his presidency, the president narrowed the ban from all Muslim people to "any nation that has been compromised by terrorism." Trump has since said he doesn't view this shift as a "rollback" instead saying, "it's an expansion."
Trump has signed two executive orders banning immigration from multiple Muslim majority countries; both times courts have halted the orders' implementation.
Fund a border wall on the American border with Mexico: "Who's gonna pay for the wall?" President Trump often shouted at campaign rallies across the country during his 2016 campaign. "Mexico!" the crowd would say in return. But that popular rally cry, at least so far, has yet to come to fruition in policy.
Multiple Republicans leaders have voiced doubt that Mexico will pay for the wall. "Uh, no," said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell bluntly when asked.
Trump himself has seemingly cooled his urgency for constructing the wall. "Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall," tweeted the president recently, in a measured and qualifying tone.
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