Four of President Trump's Huge Successes in His First 100 Days

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, 2017, will mark 100 days since President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office. Despite what "Mainstream Media" might say, President Trump has actually racked up a number of successes in just one hundred days--just over three months, including:

Nominating & Confirming Justice Neil M. Gorsuch:

Carrie Severino in National Review earlier this week proclaimed the Gorsuch Confirmation was President Trump's greatest accomplishment:

Assessments of a president’s first hundred days are largely a meaningless metric invented by story-hungry media.  But in this case, President Trump has been able to rack up such a significant accomplishment in this short time that we can already be confident it will be remembered as one of the landmark accomplishments of his entire presidency: he appointed a superbly qualified, highly principled jurist to the Supreme Court.  To pull off a wildly successful Supreme Court confirmation in the face of unprecedented partisan opposition is hard enough.  To do it starting only ten days after taking office is exceptional.  But this confirmation was important for an additional reason as well: putting Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court fulfilled one of Trump’s most important campaign promises.  Big-league.

Nominating & Confirming his Cabinet Despite Democrats Obstructionism:

The Atlantic, just yesterday, noted:

President Trump’s Cabinet is finally full. The Senate on Thursday evening confirmed Alexander Acosta to be labor secretary on a broadly bipartisan vote, installing the president’s last Cabinet secretary just shy of his 100th day in office. The vote was 60-38, as most Democrats opposed Acosta’s nomination to no avail. Acosta, a former federal prosecutor who led the Justice Department’s civil-rights division in the George W. Bush administration, was Trump’s second choice for labor secretary. His original pick was Andrew Puzder, the restaurant executive who withdrew his nomination in February after Republicans raised concerns over allegations that he abused his ex-wife and the risqué commercials he approved as CEO of the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr... In the end, Puzder was the only senior Cabinet pick who Trump could not get the Republican-controlled Senate to confirm….Democrats succeeded in dragging out the confirmation process for many of Trump’s initial choices for weeks, but because of a rules change they engineered in 2013 to eliminate the filibuster for most presidential nominations, they did not have the votes to block any of the president’s picks on their own.

Greater Border Security: Illegal Crossing Down to 17 Year Lows:

Politico Magazine opinion reported on April 19:

In the first few months of this year, illegal border crossings have dropped precipitously, according to federal statistics and anecdotal evidence. It is an early proof of concept that, yes, it is possible to secure the border and a victory, even if a provisional and incomplete one, for President Trump's enforcement agenda….[The] core of his message was a commitment to crack down on illegal border crossings…This is happening. It has been reported in the media, but it almost never makes it into the conversation about Trump's first 100 days in office, despite the fact that it is one of his central agenda items.If Trump had promised to almost immediately reduce illegal border crossings from Mexico to a 17-year low, it would have been dismissed as characteristic Trump bombast. But here we are. On the border, there is cause to be, if not tired of, at least encouraged by all the winning.

Executive Orders: Targeting Regulations:

The Hill reported back in late-February on President Trump's efforts to reduce Obama Era Regulations:

“Every regulation should have to pass a simple test: Does it make life better or safer for American workers or consumers?” Trump said as he signed the executive order. “If the answer is no, we will be getting rid of it and getting rid of it quickly.”. . .Trump’s agency heads will appoint regulatory reform officers to ensure the agencies are following the president’s orders, including his 1-in-2-out executive order that encourages agencies to repeal old rules before the publish new ones… “Each task force will make recommendations to repeal or simplify existing regulations,” Trump said.Trump said the order will solve an “impossible situation” for businesses when it comes to complying with regulations.

We look forward to seeing the list of accomplishments in the next hundred days and beyond. But so far, President Trump is making good progress in just one hundred days.