Trump’s First 100 days: Lies, Falsehoods, and Assault on American Progressive Ideals

First Week of the Trump Presidency

  • Banned Muslims from 7 different majority Muslim countries from immigrating to the U.S. None of the targeted countries or their citizens have been tied to terrorist attacks in the U.S. Shamefully, Trump did not ban Muslims from majority Muslim countries where he had personal business holdings even if they were countries from which terrorists have been harbored or supported by their governments such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
  • Deleted all reference to climate change information from the White House website.
  • Issued gag orders regarding the exchange of climate change information in federal agencies.
  • Reinstated the Global Gag Order which eliminates funding for contraception to any foreign non governmental agency which counsels clients about abortion.
  • Reactivated the Keystone Pipeline and ordered the Corps of Engineers to expedite their review of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • Directed the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Interior to determine how best to proceed with constructing the “Wall for which Mexico will pay”.
  • Issued deportation orders for undocumented immigrants who have been accused of a crime even if they weren’t ever brought to court and threatened penalizing “Sanctuary Cities” with loss of federal funding.
  • Withdrew from the TPP and expressed his intent to reopen negotiations of NAFTA.
  • Hinted that the U.S. may have another chance to go back into Iraq and take its oil. (Critics believe this statement could place our soldiers at risk and constitute a war crime!)
  • Offended the Chinese by entering into diplomatic relations with the Taiwanese government.

2 thoughts on “Trump’s First 100 days: Lies, Falsehoods, and Assault on American Progressive Ideals

    1. Hi Nance,
      I don’t believe that you feel that Trump was a better choice. The last election had two candidates who were contenders, Trump and Hillary. The other candidates did not have any chance of winning the election. To my mind, not voting for Hillary was a vote for Trump. We now have a Trump presidency. Are you happy with the outcome? I am mortified. The question is, what will you do to help stop the attack on progressive legislation that people like me have fought for, for the last four or more decades.

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