President-elect Donald Trump has recently unveiled his plans for his first 100 days in office. The first 100 days are significant as they set the tone of the incoming president’s goals for his term and goals for the nation.
In the first 100 days, Trump has plans for proposals that relate to immigration, trade and defense policies.
The first 100 days are extremely significant to a new presidency. Jack Tyler, a junior philosophy major at John Brown University, said that “This is the time that defines the President’s administration. After elections, the new President will enjoy a surge in popularity and a political momentum that will enable them to carry out some of their most ambitious plans so early in the presidency.”
“Trump promised to withdraw from negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, cancel environmental restrictions put in place by President Barack Obama, ask his national security team to buttress against infrastructure attacks, have the Labor Department investigate federal worker visas and impose broad new bans on lobbying by government employees,” reported CNN. The items that he has promised to do are easy to do because they do not require congressional approval, just Trump’s signature, according to CNN.
Emma Hahn, a junior political science major, remains skeptical about Trump’s actions.
“He claims that trade deals are his forte, but I have to admit that I’m skeptical.” Said Hahn,
Hahn said that Trump is promising too much. “He speaks in such a vague, generalized way that I don’t have a clear idea of how he plans to pull it off. None of his promises are small in nature. These are huge promises. He’s promising to fix the economy, bring back jobs, stop illegal immigration, and destroy ISIS.” she said.
Trump’s plans to mainly focus on American workers.
“Whether it’s producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here, in our great homeland: America — creating wealth and jobs for American workers,” Trump said, reported CNN. “As part of this plan, I’ve asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs.”
Trump has promised to end all negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and replace it with “fair bilateral trade deals,” which are still being negotiated, according to CNN.
Trump has been known to say that climate change is not real, and he does not believe that the United States should be involved in the Paris climate agreement, which is an agreement that the Obama administration promoted heavily. Trump also wants to cancel the Clean Power Plan that was put into place by the Obama administration.
Trump’s plan is to “lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves” and to “lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline to move forward,” reported spectator.org.
The way that Trump can end the Paris agreement depends on the text of the agreement, which will be indirectly ending it or directly. The agreement has not yet been ratified by the U.S. Senate, which is a requirement in the Constitution, which means it currently does not have any power in the United States. “Treaty sets only voluntary goals without a legal enforcement mechanism; other countries have no legal way of enforcing the agreement’s terms on the United States,” reported spectator.org
Instead of building a wall in the first 100 days, Trump has promised to “investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker,” reported CNN. After his election win, Trump took down the website that promised a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States.
Trump has also hinted at the possibility that the department of education should be abolished. He does want to bring educational supervision to local communities, reported Business Insider.
“It would of course require another act of Congress to eliminate the United States Department of Education,” Harvard legal scholar Laurence