Donald Trump Post-Election and First 100 Days: Accomplishments?

List of things that occur Post-Election, but Pre-Inauguration

  • Took calls from foreign leaders on unsecured phone lines, without consulting the State Department.
  • Floated the idea of hiring his son-in-law to a White House position, in possible defiance of laws against nepotism and norms against conflicts of interest.
  • Declared America’s leading newspaper a “failing” institution.
  • Took credit for the fact that Ford will not be relocating a plant to Mexico (which they never had any intention of relocating to Mexico).
  • Assembled a team of racists to lead his White House.
  • Invited the manager of his “blind trust” to a meeting with the prime minister of Japan.
  • Derided protestors as paid professionals whose acts of free speech are fundamentally “unfair.”
  • Admitted that his charity was guilty of self-dealing.
  • Settled a fraud case for $25 million.
  • Criticized the cast of a Broadway musical for asking the vice-president to work on behalf of all Americans.
  • Berated the media at a closed-door meeting for publishing unflattering photos of his double chin.
  • Tried to coerce Britain into appointing a right-wing extremist as its ambassador to the United States.
  • Met with Indian business partners who have publicly declared their intention to capitalize on his status as president-elect.
  • Invited the manager of his blind trust onto a phone call with the president of Argentina.
  • Allowed his D.C. hotel to actively court the patronage of foreign diplomats.
  • Appointed Ben Carson secretary of Housing and Urban Development — despite the fact that Carson has no relevant experience and recently declared himself unqualified for any cabinet position.
  • Questioned the legitimacy of the election he just won.
  • Baselessly accused a private company of ripping off the government, shortly after the CEO of that company criticized his trade policies.
  • Requested security clearance for a conspiracy theorist who claims that the Clintons operate a Satanic child-sex ring out of a popular D.C. pizzeria.
  • Handed the Labor Department to a serial violator of labor law.
  • Attacked a local labor leader for calling attention to his lies.
  • Handed the Environmental Protection Agency to a climate denialist.
  • Defended the propriety of mass murder as an anti-drug policy.
  • Provoked heightened diplomatic tensions with two nuclear-armed states.
  • Named his bankruptcy lawyer — who thinks liberal Jews are “worse” than Nazi collaborators — as his pick for ambassador to Israel.
  • Invited his adult sons — who are slated to run the Trump Organization next year — to a policy meeting with the leading lights of Silicon Valley.
  • Said he doesn’t know why he should be bound by the One China Policy.
  • Said he would continue skipping daily intelligence briefings when he becomes president because he’s smart enough to get by without them.
  • Declared the American intelligence community to be inherently untrustworthy, after it produced information that he did not like.
  • Named a billionaire investor — with an enormous, personal financial interest in deregulating certain sectors of the economy — as his special adviser on regulatory reform.
  • Continued to use Twitter as a tool for souring diplomatic relations with the world’s second-greatest power.
  • Disparaged the sitting American president, while praising a hostile foreign autocrat.
  • Declared his openness to reviving a nuclear arms race.
  • Repeatedly denigrated America’s intelligence agencies, then leaked plans to downsize them.
  • Called NATO obsolete.
  • Named his son-in-law a senior White House adviser, in defiance of norms (and, very likely, laws) against nepotism.
  • Allowed his secretary of State nominee to pledge that America would block China’s access to its disputed islands in the South China Sea — a promise that, if kept, would almost certainly mean war.
  • Suggested that America’s intelligence agencies might be turning the United States into something akin to Nazi Germany.
  • Defamed a hero of the civil-rights movement in a series of racist tweets.

List of things that occur during Donald Trump 100 days

  • Replaced the White House website’s page on climate change with a vow to drill for oil on federal lands.
  • Declared that his election had restored American democracy, in an angry, authoritarian inaugural address.
  • Stood by as his top advisers leaked like a sieve.
  • Signed a bevy of executive orders that were drafted by the White House’s Breitbart wing — and no one else.
  • Prepared to radically reduce American funding to the United Nations.
  • Ordered the Department of Homeland Security to issue a weekly list of crimes (allegedly) committed by undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities.
  • Allowed his company to leverage the cachet of his election into a massive expansion of its hotel empire.
  • Suggested America might once again have the opportunity to confiscate Iraq’s oil.
  • Told congressional leaders at a private meeting that he only lost the popular vote because undocumented immigrants cast millions of ballots against him.
  • Told a demonstrable lie about the size of the crowd at his inauguration — and predicted that the media would “pay a big price” for refusing to repeat it.
  • Suggested that Frederick Douglass is still alive in speech on Black History Month.
  • Retained the author of a reactionary screed that likened the 2016 election to Flight 93 as a national-security staffer.
  • Allowed his press secretary to falsely claim that Iran had committed an act of war against the United States.
  • Created a diplomatic crisis with Australia — and threatened to invade Mexico.
  • Violated court orders against his travel ban.
  • Used the Executive branch’s immense authority over border control to inflict arbitrary cruelty on thousands of Muslim immigrants, create chaos at airports all across America, and sour diplomatic relations with the rest of the world.
  • Got angry at his press secretary for being impersonated by a woman.
  • Suggested that publicly criticizing his military decisions is tantamount to aiding “the enemy.”
  • Publicly condemned a private company for dropping his daughter’s (increasingly unpopular) fashion line.
  • Trashed New START during a call with Putin — after putting the phone aside to ask his advisers what that (nuclear-arms treaty) was.
  • Insisted that his Supreme Court pick had no problem with attacks on the judiciary, in the face of blatant evidence to the contrary.
  • Declared the “court system” a threat to national security.
  • Declared himself the “least racist person” — then asked a black reporter to set up a meeting for him with her friends in the Congressional Black Caucus.
  • Declined to publicly condemn the shooting of two India-born engineers by a man who (allegedly) said “get out of my country,” as he fired.
  • Allowed his administration to ask the FBI to leak favorable information, in violation of rules protecting the Justice Department’s independence.
  • Allowed one of his senior advisers to complain about CNN’s political coverage to the network’s parent company — which has a proposed merger pending before the government.
  • Held a nuclear strategy session in the public dining room of his Florida resort.
  • Declared the mainstream media the “enemy of the American people.”
  • Signed an Energy Independence Executive Order that will not make America more energy independent — but will likely prevent America from honoring its international commitments to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Failed to staff nearly 2,000 vacant Executive branch positions.
  • Demanded the passage of a health-care bill that he, himself, admitted would hurt his own supporters.
  • Allowed his budget director to argue that cutting funding to Meals on Wheels is “probably one of the most compassionate things we can do.”
  • Gave his daughter an office in the White House and a security clearance — while keeping her immune from conflict-of-interest laws.
  • Suggested that being wiretapped by Barack Obama was the one thing he and the prime minister of Germany had in common.
  • Allowed his White House to defame the intelligence agency of a core U.S. ally for the sake of defending the infallibility of his tweets.
  • Baselessly accused his predecessor of illegally wiretapping his phones.
  • Praised a cable-news anchor who was fired for serial sexual harassment, days after declaring April “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.”
  • Referred to several different North Korean leaders as “this gentleman.”
  • Had his daughter meet with the Chinese president the same day that her company won trademarks from the Chinese government.
  • Allowed the State Department’s website to advertise his Florida resort.
  • Refused to turn over documents on his first national security adviser’s financial relationships with foreign governments, despite requests from the House Oversight Committee.
  • Decided to upend the North American economy to win a desired headline — then changed his mind when he was informed that people who voted for him would be among those most adversely impacted by such a measure.
  • Said he was “absolutely” considering “breaking up” the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Threatened to sabotage America’s insurance markets as a means of coercing Democrats into voting for his plan to finance a large tax cut for the rich by throwing millions off of Medicaid.
  • On the 96th day of his presidency, unveiled a tax-reform plan that was less detailed than the blueprint he had campaigned on.
  • Baselessly accused President Obama’s national security adviser of committing a crime — after his White House conspired with the head of the House Intelligence Committee to foment a false scandal.

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