With his biggest legislative priorities stalled in Congress, the presidentfocused on undoing his predecessor Barack Obama’s regulatory legacy, signing dozens of laws and executive orders ― but he hasn’t made much headway on his campaign promises. He saw his Supreme Court nominee confirmed, but his travel ban was blocked by several lower courts.
On the foreign policy front, Trump launched missiles against Syria for its use of chemical weapons, but he still lacks an overarching strategy on how to deal with Syrian leader Bashar Assad. He has threatened and provoked foes and allies alike across the globe, but political leaders have begun to see him primarily as a bluffer.
Americans are deeply polarized about Trump’s performance in office. While both Obama and George W. Bush enjoyed higher ratings at the 100-day mark, just 43 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president.
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?
The government isn’t shutting down — at least not this weekend. Congress passed a one-week funding measureon Friday so that Republicans and Democrats could continue negotiations on an omnibus spending bill.
Trump said he thought being president would be easier than his old life. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going.”
The president also criticized Elizabeth Warren at the National Rifle Association convention on Friday, again calling her “Pocahontas.”
Dreaming of impeachment? Be careful what you wish for.
Trump signed an offshore drilling executive order one day before the People’s Climate March. The order seeks to expand oil and gas development in protected areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. California lawmakers are already challenging it.
Here’s how Democrats got mired in a nasty internal battle over abortion rights.
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