President Donald Trump has spent his first 100 days trying to make good on several campaign promises, but not without controversy. From Inauguration Day to a flurry of executive orders to airstrikes in Syria and Afghanistan, the Trump administration has been busy. Here’s a look back at the first 100 days in 100 seconds.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons is worse than Hitler's warfare. Hitler killed millions in gas chambers during World War II. Spicer got the opportunity to clarify, and continued to say Hitler “was not using the gas on his own people in the same way that Assad is doing.”
From Mar-a-Lago, President Trump gave a statement about the developing relationship he has with Chinese President Xi Jinping after meeting with his Chinese counterparts. "I believe lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away," said Trump. (The White House did not provide translation for Jinping's comments.)
In a press briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer told veteran reporter April Ryan to "Please stop shaking your head again." His words provoked angry reactions on Twitter and made headlines on cable news shows. But to many women, the comments were not all that surprising.
President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on March 24, 2017 as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the 8 billion US dollar project to finally be completed.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer expressed optimism during a press briefing on Friday that the GOP-backed health care bill would pass the House. Spicer said President Trump has done all that he can, but noted that "you can't force people to vote."
Three Cabinet secretaries — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly — on Monday discussed President Donald Trump's new travel ban. "This revised order will bolster the security of the United States and her allies," said Tillerson. The new ban comes weeks after the original executive order was blocked by a federal court.
Republicans promised America during the 2016 election that they would repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump, during his joint address to Congress, laid out a series of proposals to do just that, including giving tax credits as incentives and allowing insurance plans to be sold over state lines.
President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at bolstering historically black colleges and universities by moving the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the Department of Education to the White House. "This is a very important moment and a moment that means a great deal to me," said Trump.
President Donald Trump announced Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new pick for national security adviser. During an unscheduled event at his Palm Beach club, Trump said McMaster was "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience." Keith Kellogg, who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.
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