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#304393 - 12/11/17 09:13 PM list of what Trump has done so far
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I am trying to create a list of what Trump has done. I am doing this because I sense that many don't think he has done all that much - he has. This is not a complete list and will try and continue to add to it and encourage anybody else to do the same. I have tried to not get into the politics of this stuff as that can be found easily. What is not so easy is finding out what, exactly, he has been doing and he has been doing a LOT! There is also stuff that has resulted in who he has appointed. A really good example of that one is https:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quew8vpzUQk

This list may also include duplicates although I have tried to root them out.

As an aside I should also mention that Trump is getting rid of a lot of Obama stuff by fiat. The reason he can do that is because much of what Obama did was also by fiat as the Republican congress refused any attempts he made at legislation. The Republicans, the day Obama was elected, publicly stated that their main goal was to stop any legislation proposed by Obama and they pretty much held to that over the 8 years of the Obama administration.

Trump executive order pulls out of TPP trade deal
He also cut funding for international groups that provide abortions, and froze hiring of some federal workers.
Mr Trump also signed an order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for any nongovernmental organization that provides abortions abroad.
Mr Trump also signed an executive action placing a hiring freeze on non-military federal workers.
put his entire immediate family on the federal payroll (except his wife)
signed an order allowing construction to restart of an oil pipeline through Native American lands in North Dakota.
revoked guidelines which allow transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice.
rolled back Barack Obama's record on climate change with a series of orders undermining America's commitment to tackle global warming.
remaking the justice system, rewriting environmental rules, overhauling public-lands administration, and greenlighting major infrastructure project
naming youthful very conservative nominees to the federal bench in record-setting numbers (44 this year)
withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement
Pruitt’s EPA “has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in scope than any other over so short a time in the agency’s 47-year history.”
clearing the way for the Keystone XL pipeline to begin construction
rolled back a ban on coal mining on public lands.
strengthened the federal government’s power of civil-asset forfeiture
encouraging prosecutors to pursue the harshest sentences for low-level drug offenses, ie marijuana
overhauling the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and having more “efficient” bank rules.
fires FBI Director James Comey while Comey was in the middle of investigating whether or not Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians in the election.
calls white supremacists “very fine people” and says that there is “blame on both sides” for the violence that erupted.
Trump also ordered the U.S. Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
reduced the federal government’s control of the Bear’s Ear National Monument to just 201,876 acres,
reduced the Grand Staircase National Monument in Utah from nearly 1.9 million acres to about 1 million
EPA Director Scott Pruitt placed 66 new experts on three different EPA scientific committees who espouse more conservative views than their predecessors
directs three federal agencies to rewrite regulations to encourage the establishment of cheaper health plans that can be purchased across state lines and are not bound by certain Obamacare rules and regulation
The United States is quitting the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
new set of rules that will override the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s drive to curb global climate change
expanded religious and moral exemptions for mandated contraceptive coverage under Obamacare
shut down a climate-change advisory panel under the direction of NOAA
rescinded Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals order
signed an order boosting oil and gas development on federal lands.
oll back the Obama administration’s agreement with Cuba
issued an executive order in June to begin the process of rescinding the 2015 Waters of the United States rule
signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling and reissue a leasing program to develop offshore resources.
the administration refused to issue waivers to any companies that wanted to do business with Russia
signed an executive order in April cutting funding for sanctuary cities
Trump signed a bill in February that eliminated a Dodd-Frank rule requiring oil companies such as Exxon Mobile to publicly disclose the taxes and fees they pay to foreign governments
announced he did not plan on filling numerous government positions he considered unnecessary
signed a bill into law in February repealing an Obama-era Social Security Administration rule adding mental disability determinations to the background check registry
signed an order reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which defunded the International Planned Parenthood Federation
cut HUD budget by over 6 billion dollars


environmental damage site:
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg9u2jKaA2AIViqJ-Ch0QEg7YEAMYAiAAEgJM3fD_BwE

The trump budget. This one is a beaut. Here are some links to it and thoughts on it. Please note, one is from the cato institute which is a libertarian think tank but does document the cuts in the budget. The budget is the basis used for the impending tax 'cuts' (which is absolute transfer of wealth from the 95% to the 5%)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stancollend...t/#4405d7c47a65
https://www.cato.org/blog/spending-cuts-...ASAAEgJP5vD_BwE
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/334768-here-are-the-66-programs-eliminated-in-trumps-budget
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politic...Y6PP/story.html


Edited by jgw (12/12/17 07:51 PM)

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#304750 - 12/31/17 08:30 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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I think this is a worthwhile, if Pyrrhic, endeavor. One thing I can say for sure is, after nearly a year in office, Trump has learned little about how government actually works, and doesn't seem to care to: FACT CHECK: Trump's 'New York Times' Interview On Russia, Taxes, Health Care And More
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#304754 - 12/31/17 11:11 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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Apparently, Trump's Aberdeen golf course has spawned a popular new version of frisbee golf: Locals keep sneaking onto the golf course and "filling" the holes so to speak, with something they bring with them....internally.

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#304755 - 01/01/18 12:39 AM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Quote:
”filling” the holes so to speak, with something they bring with them....internally.

And that is hope and good wishes for happy and prosperous New Year?
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#304819 - 01/03/18 11:42 AM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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Well, that too, presumably.

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#304827 - 01/03/18 09:09 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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I have spent a lot of time trying to find anybody who did business with Trump successfully and failed. The man claims he is a great businessman. He has been bankrupt 4 times, he has been bailed out by daddy at least 2 times. As far as I can tell anybody who has done business with him, or invested in anything he has done, have lost their shirts. Because of chicanery and laws Trump has been able to come out smelling like a rose unlike anybody who might have been involved. Before he ran nobody would work for him without being paid up front because he never paid his bills. Basically Trump is not a nice man and screws over just about anybody who has had anything to do with him. My concern is about our nation and can only wonder at what he will have stolen, claimed, or ripped off.

Just saying ................

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#304944 - 01/08/18 05:21 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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'Chaos' Puts Trump Just Where the GOP Wants Him - Bloomberg, opinion.
Quote:
In an ordinary presidency, of course, saturation coverage of a book describing a White House mired in “chaos and dysfunction” would be a P.R. disaster. In this presidency, there’s a silver lining: It is binding the president closer to the Republican party.
The reality is, although his nomination was bitterly contested, and Republican leadership holds him in open contempt, his gross incompetence, and ineffectualness leaves them an open field to do what they want. They got their nominees, for the most part, they got an obscene tax cut, and they're well on the way to destroying the government.

It took them awhile, but because Trump had no policy objectives or knowledge of how government works, and they've learned that he is easily manipulated by flattery, they can impose their agenda on everything, no matter how unpopular. Anything that blows up they can blame on him (watch this space). Do you think those obsequious photo ops and speeches are all his idea? (He does) They serve the deeply unpopular Republican agenda and give them all a stalking horse to blame.

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#304947 - 01/08/18 06:05 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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Its been pretty clear, for a while now, that he is simply doing what he has said he would do. He said he would let somebody else do the day to day whilst he spent his time "making America great again". Nobody actually knew what that means but its pretty clear now? The Republicans are getting most of their wet dreams made real during this administration so they just put any integrity in their back pocket and soldier on.

All this leaves the Left in a fairly good position and, hopefully, they will actually begin to fight back. Under this administration, for instance, trickle down is, yet again, being forced down our throats. On top of that they are boldly foraging ahead getting rid of regulations (I think I read that we are currently operating with fewer regulations that we have been for several years - I think I read something like 50 years! (if you read what he has done on the regulation side I think it would offend anybody with even a half a brain). There is also their obvious plan to get rid of any expenditure that does not involve either the border or the military. Whenever I mention this to somebody on the right they are in one of two camps, the first is the side in denial and the second is on the side of ignorance. I have yet to hear one that agrees with what is going on and I get; "If true", or "Not sure you are right but I will take a look".

Its all pretty interesting. The Right is foraging ahead whilst the left is agonizing as to whether attacking Trump this or that way is right and completely ignoring the fact that Trump has seriously lowered the bar for anybody to say anything. As far as I am concerned the Dems should completely ignore Trump - he is simply a distraction. They sould take a bead on the Republicans and what, exactly, they are doing. Just ignore the lying jackass and actually address what is actually happening. The tax thing is a really good example of that. The the least gets the least and not the least simply get more and all they have to do is figure that one out. Once they figure that one out they can move on to all the other disasters the Republicans are either already inflicting on us or those they proudly announce they are going to address (Medicare, Medicaid, etc comes to mind).

Can you Imagine a strategy which goes after the publicly stated goals of Republicans in general. Then showing them running under the Republican banner, individually, in their districts, as they state their undying love, support, and fealty to the lying jackass and all they have done? (I remain convinced that few have actually taken the time to understand what, exactly, they have been doing and its a LOT!).

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#304948 - 01/08/18 06:55 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave Those 200,000 Salvadorans have 197,000 American citizen children who have been in the United States for a decade. 800,000 Dreamers face the same fate. Mean spirited doesn't begin to describe how bad this is.
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#304955 - 01/09/18 01:35 AM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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I cut and pasted this from a Freedom from Religion Foundation.

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Against all odds, it’s been a year of stunning court victories (nine in all) around the country for the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

In the past few weeks alone, FFRF and the First Amendment have had some impressive triumphs:

We helped stop the Johnson Amendment (prohibiting church politicking), including getting the Department of Justice to go on record that Trump’s executive order on religious freedom didn’t repeal that safeguard. We took the lead in exposing Trump’s worst theocratic federal court nominee (Jeff Mateer), whose name was withdrawn from consideration. FFRF received a favorable decision from a federal judge booting off Texas’ notorious attorney general from our lawsuit against a praying judge.

AND to add to all that, this month FFRF won a historic court order declaring the IRS clergy housing allowance unconstitutional. This provision, which FFRF tenaciously has been battling for more than six years, uniquely awards “ministers of the gospel” tax-free giveaways costing the rest of us more than $800 million a year!


At least President Trump (gag, gag) didn't accomplish everything he thought he did.
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#304963 - 01/09/18 05:49 AM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Even Trump appointees couldn't stomach Perry's lobbying for the coal industry. Energy regulator rejects Perry's plan to boost coal - Politico.
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#304981 - 01/10/18 10:57 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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I thought I would throw in how the great businessman, our lying jackass president, is doing in Scotland. Take a look:
http://fortune.com/2017/10/09/trump-golf-courses-scotland/

I have, however, faith that he is making it all up as president................

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#304985 - 01/11/18 01:17 AM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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Originally Posted By: jgw
I thought I would throw in how the great businessman, our lying jackass president, is doing in Scotland. Take a look:
http://fortune.com/2017/10/09/trump-golf-courses-scotland/

I have, however, faith that he is making it all up as president................

The six-time business bankruptcy filer can't even run a golf course and show a profit. What...a...loser. crazy
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#304990 - 01/11/18 02:54 AM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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Can't even run a casino! That takes real stable genius. Not many people could manage that. It takes a special blend of arrogance and incompetence. Too incompetent to keep it afloat (which is incredibly incompetent since they practically print money), and to arrogant to ask somebody better equipped to do it.

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#305000 - 01/11/18 10:18 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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He is failing in Scotland because he has gone out of his way to piss off, EVERYBODY. He has cheated, lied, promised, bullied, etc. to his heart's content. If he wasn't president he would be broke. He also doesn't have his daddy to bail him out anymore. I continue to have hope that they nail him for breaking the law which I am sure he does with regularity (now he can blame it all on his kids)

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#305004 - 01/12/18 12:24 AM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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That would be funny if he couldn't set foot there because of outstanding warrants for his arrest. American can't charge the sitting President with a crime, but nothing stops other countries.

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#305038 - 01/12/18 06:42 PM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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I don't think he broke any laws he just cheated, lied and bullied his way into being hated by the entire nation of Scotland. He works, VERY hard, to anger any group he can find and most of his problems are based on this kind of behavior. We are talking, of course, of a rock steady genius (any teacher, that has taught him, tended to suggest something to the effect that he is a dumb as a door).

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#305141 - 01/17/18 02:41 AM Re: list of what Trump has done so far [Re: jgw]
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Republicans love standards.
In fact, they love them so much they have two of them!

Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche

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In 2015, Deutsche Bank pled guilty in the U.S. to wire fraud for its role in the scandal. Less than two years later, in the final hours of the Obama administration, Deutsche Bank agreed to a $7.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department for misleading investors in mortgage-backed securities between 2006 and 2007.
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