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What has President Trump done so far? Tracking his first 100 days in office

Posted at 8:38 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 05:24:51-05

WASHINGTON — President Trump has just begun his tenure as the 45th President of the United States, and he’s already enacted huge change.

While much of the first weekend after his inauguration was filled with controversy over the size of the crowd on Jan. 20, along with attacks on the press, the Trump administration is beginning to undertake major policy changes that will have widespread impact.

Here’s a running list of Trump’s actions that will be repeatedly updated within the first 100 days of his presidency:

  1. Taken over running of the entire federal government.
  2. Issued an executive order aimed at rolling back former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
  3. Halted a reduction to the annual mortgage insurance premiums borrowers pay when taking out government-backed home loans.
  4. Ordered agencies to freeze new regulations, giving the new administration time to review them.
  5. Received a key legal OK from the Justice Department for Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to take on a role in the White House. Met with the CIA, where he addressed employees. Trump also took over the nuclear codes.
  6. Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, contradicted his earlier testimony and said he was open to revisiting limits on interrogation techniques including waterboarding if his intelligence officers think it is needed.
  7. Raised the specter of another conflict in Iraq, with Trump expressing regret for not taking over the country’s oil and telling the CIA, “We should have kept the oil. Maybe we’ll have another chance.”
  8. Spoke to the Mexican president and said the two will meet at the end of January.
  9. Spoke to the Canadian prime minister about the two nations’ economic relationship.
  10. Announced he has meetings with leaders in Mexico and Canada to begin re-negotiating NAFTA.
  11. Announced his first foreign leader meeting will be with the United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May.
  12. Signaled a shift in the Justice Department’s civil rights efforts when it requested a delay in the lawsuit over a Texas law requiring voters to present certain types of government-issued IDs.
  13. Prepared to issue more executive orders the first week of his presidency.
  14. Told the National Park Service not to tweet after it retweeted side-by-side images showing the crowd at former President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and Trump’s inauguration.
  15. Began discussions about moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  16. Confronted his first national disaster as President, deadly tornadoes in Georgia.
  17. Invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for February meeting.
  18. Signs notice starting withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal
  19. Reverses abortion policy for aid to NGOs, bars aid to organizations.
  20. Approves hiring freeze of federal employees.
  21. Declares Jan. 20, 2017 a “National Day of Patriotic Devotion”
  22. Signs executive order to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines.
  23. Orders media blackout at EPA, prohibiting press releases, blog updates and social media posts, and bars staff from awarding new contracts or grants.
  24. Says he will be ordering a “major investigation” into voter fraud.
  25. In keeping with a signature campaign promise, he has signed executive orders to built a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
  26. The president threatens to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities. Click here to see how New York City could be affected.
  27. The administration has halted $5 million worth of Affordable Care Act advertising and outreach in the crucial days ahead of the final enrollment deadline on Jan. 31.
  28. For the first time since taking office, Trump is expected to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, Jan. 28
  29. Trump proposes imposing a 20 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico, in an effort to force the country to pay for a wall dividing the nations.
  30. Three executive actions are signed in a single day, imposing a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials, reorganizing the National Security Council’s structure and calling for a plan to be delivered to Trump within 30 days on how defeat ISIS.
  31. Citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries are banned from entering the U.S. for at least the next 90 days by an executive order signed by Trump. Here is the order’s full text. The new rule went into effect immediately, causing chaos and confusion at airports around the country as hundreds of people traveling to the country as the order was signed were put into a legal limbo. Within days, thousands took the airports to protest the detention of an unknown number of people, legal actions were taken, and multiple Republicans joined Democrats in speaking out against the president’s directives.
  32. Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates or “refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.” The order came down hours after Yates told Justice Department lawyers not to make legal arguments defending the president’s executive order on immigration and refugees, saying, “I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful.”
  33. President Trump names Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court choice – the youngest nominee in 25 years. He also met with pharmaceutical lobbyists about lowering the prices of drugs.