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Trump’s first 100 Days: rhetoric and reality

He has shaken up Washington, despite achieving few legislative victories

By Iwan Morgan  

US President Donald Trump ©Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

“I’ve done more than any other president in the first 100 days,” Donald Trump boasted in a recent interview, a remark betraying breath-taking ignorance of history. This rhetorical pomposity makes it tempting to dismiss his early record as insignificant, but that would be to underestimate what the 45th president has done to change Washington DC. If Trump can build on this foundation beyond the artificial 100-day mark, his could be a consequential presidency, but he will need to up his…

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