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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Metallicus
been in office like a month and has not done # and youre already saying he will be the greatest.
amazing to see him work?
what has he really accomplished besides chilling in mar a largo?
The answer, broadly speaking, is that while Trump has certainly initiated some consequential policy changes, he hasn’t come remotely close to accomplishing even a third of his agenda. To some extent, that’s because getting things done in Washington is, in practice, invariably a lot more difficult than politicians like to admit on the campaign trail. But strikingly, there are a fair number of Trump promises — especially related to trade — that are fully within his legal authority and where he has simply thus far failed to act. There are also areas, especially relating to immigration, where Trump has taken big actions that are somewhat at odds with his promises.
Alongside his proposed executive actions, Trump also promised an ambitious legislative agenda. It’s by no means surprising that this agenda hasn’t yet been enacted — the wheels of legislation tend to move fairly slowly. But what’s striking is that so far there doesn’t seem to be any forward motion on it at all. No formal proposals have been rolled out, and no congressional hearings have been held on basically any of it.