Trump keeps his promises


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Donald J. Trump has been in office for a very short period of time, and he has already made many changes. He promised to accomplish a variety of things in his first 100 days including a terror ban and strengthening the border. He is off to an efficient start. “People are upset about it because he said he was going to do it, and then he did it,” said Mr. Spencer.

The terror ban put in place by Trump’s executive order banned entrance to America from seven countries. Those seven countries are Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia. These are all heavily populated Muslim countries. They are also hot beds for Islamic extremism and terrorism. Some people are referring to this as a “Muslim Ban” even though it does not just ban Muslims. “…Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!” tweeted Trump.

Governor Mike Huckabee has also come out in defense of Trump in an interview with Fox News saying, “He didn’t ban people from seven countries… This is based on something that the previous administration did… The people who are screaming the loudest about it are lying about it. They’re saying it’s a Muslim ban. It isn’t a Muslim ban.”

The ban has been the subject of some backlash. Republicans and democrats have spoken out against the ban. It has also been the subject of more anti-Trump rallies. “There is probably some good to what he is doing we just haven’t had a chance to see the results yet,” said Mr. Flaherty.

Trump has also signed executive orders ordering the construction of a wall along the U.S.- Mexican border. This executive order includes a variety of measures with the main point being the wall. The first order states the, “immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border,” of the United States. “His main goal is going to be to build that wall because that is what he said he was going to do during his campaign,” said Flaherty.

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A nation without borders is not a nation.

— Donald J. Trump

Trump also continued to say that Mexico is going to pay for the wall even though the Mexican government has continued to deny this. Trump defended his order by saying, “A nation without borders is not a nation … Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”

Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that some of the funding could come from the Homeland Security. This would only happen if the Mexican government gets cold feet, and Trump wanted the construction of the border to begin. If the funding was to come from the Homeland Security, it would first need congressional approval.

The same order also detailed other immigration restrictions. It called for the hiring of 5,000 more border patrol guards, and it ended the “catch-and-release” policy. The “catch-and-release” policy is when people caught for unlawful immigration are just released. “If a true border security can be put in place, it would definitely be a positive… It seems like the security would have to be more electronic, maybe more people patrolling,” said Mr. Gergen.

Hopefully the additional 5,000 border patrol guards, along with the wall, will be able to maintain proper border security to keep our country safe. Trump has vowed to protect law enforcement officials for enforcing the rue of the law.

There is one very important and very great thing that has happened since Trump’s presidency that is making everybody happy: the stock market. The stock market is going up and up, and it is closing at all-time highs. The is the best detail about Trump’s presidency that is making every stock-holder in America, regardless of policy information, very happy. “Obviously the stock the market has gone up tremendously. Some of that could be him. Some of that could be the bull market we’ve been in,” said Flaherty.

Donald Trump’s presidency has started out fast and furious. He has passed executive orders that have hurt many people’s feelings. “It’ll be an interesting ride. If that is the first two weeks, what are the first 100 days going to be like? It’s one thing to try to shake things up. It’s another thing to try to tear things down…” said Mr. Gergen.