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WashPost: Trump Lagging Behind Fulfilling Campaign Promises

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By    |   Friday, 24 Feb 2017 10:11 AM

President Donald Trump is falling behind on the 100-day promise list he gave to voters, The Washington Post reports.

"It is a contract between myself and the American voters — and begins with restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington," Trump said in his Contract with the American Voter, issued weeks before the election.

The Post, in its Fact Checker column, noted Trump had spelled out a detailed plan of action to guide his first 100 days in office.

"What is striking is that despite the drama of Trump's first month in office, he has actually made little or no progress on many of his promises," the newspaper noted. "Only six promises are listed as 'kept,' while 45 have seen no action. We also list seven as "launched," one as 'stuck' and one as 'broken.'

"Perhaps this should not be a surprise. Trump, in his contract, set extremely ambitious goals for himself."

The Post claimed most of Trump's kept promises "were easy" to carry out, including withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and nominating a replacement for the late Antonin Scalia for the Supreme Court.

"Trump already has broken one promise — imposing a five-year ban on White House and congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service," the Post reported.

"The executive order that Trump signed Jan. 28 regarding executive-branch officials made no reference to congressional officials. Moreover, the five-year ban applies only to lobbying one's former agency — not becoming a lobbyist."

The newspaper said there are dozens of other promises where no action has been taken by Trump, including:

  • Ordering the treasury secretary to label China a currency manipulator.
  • Pushing for a constitutional amendment for term limits on members of Congress.
  • Getting a law passed to protect vital infrastructure from cyberattacks.

But Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, told the Conservative Political Action Conference that Trump is focused on implementing his agenda, according to Fox News.

"He's laid out an agenda with those speeches, with the promises he made" Bannon said. "And our job every day is just to execute on that." And he's maniacally focused on that."

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