In Trump’s Mind-The First 100 Days A Success

This is a photo of Roger Caldwell, an NNPA columnist and long-time contributor to the Advocate
Roger Caldwell is an NNPA Columnist and a long-time contributor to the Advocate
It all depends on which side of the political fence you are on, determines if you think Trump is
doing an exceptional job his first 100 days in office.
America is extremely divided and Trump’s base is satisfied with the president’s
accomplishments. Republicans are ecstatic with the president’s selection to the Supreme Court
Neil Gorsuch, and is now a justice on the court. This is a win for the conservatives and
Republicans, and to many this is a rousing success even though it was necessary to change the
To begin with, no one expected Trump to win the election, and he was not prepared to step
into the job. Trump has admitted that the job is harder than he expected, but he refuses to
admit that he has no idea what he is doing. Getting through the first 100 days does not matter
if he was a success, all that matters he is still standing.
The bar has been set extremely low with Trump’s administration, and success is in the eyes of
the beholder. At this point, everyone must be reminded that Trump is a habitual liar, and his
administration makes decisions based on alternative facts.
The leadership in the Democratic Party has given Trump all F’s but every time Trump signs an
executive order or a presidential memorandum, he is proving that he is powerful. In Trump’s
first 100 days, he has signed 30 executive orders, 21 presidential memorandums, and over 25
legislative bills.
Many will criticize the President and claim that he has not executed his campaign promises
starting with repeal and replace Obamacare, reform the tax code, build the wall on the Mexican
Border, and fix the roads and bridges in the country. But everyone knew that everything Trump
wanted to do would cost money, and this is the dilemma every president has to figure out.
On the international front, Trump has flexed his muscles, and bombed Syria and Afghanistan.
Everyone is trying to establish the reason and purpose for these military exercises, but in
Trump’s mind and many Americans and international leaders, this was a success. Again success
is in the eye of the beholder, and Trump has had a stream of leaders of foreign countries visit
and has had dinner with the president.
In terms of phone calls, Trump has made over 100 calls to different international leaders and countries.
There is a list of major leaders, who have traveled to Washington D.C. to initiate a personal dialogue
with the president starting with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Germany
Chancellor Angela Mendel, and, President of China, XI Jinping.
Overall there were 16 international leaders, and his administrative team is traveling around the world
having meeting with other countries’ administrative teams. Every new political team has problems, and
the job of the president is to fix the problems. But there are scandals and poll numbers in Trump’s
administration that are different and unique.
Trump’s poll numbers for an American president’s first 100 days are the lowest in the history of the
country. There has been the largest and most protests of any American president in the history of the
county. The Russian scandal has the potential to open up a corruption investigation, which could cause
Trump to be impeached.
Trump’s first 100 days is a threat to America’s core beliefs and America’s Democratic principles. It
appears that he is determined to dismantle the achievements of his predecessor, and diversity is no
longer a focus, and a policy that makes our country great.
Trump has proven that an American president can turn back the hands of time, and operate the country
where overt racism and sexism is supported by the government and the justice department. Finally the
most important promise that Trump has kept, and working on everyday is to make America White again.