Trump 100 Days: From the Travel Ban to TPP

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It might be a “ridiculous standard,” as President Donald Trump put it, but presidents are measured by their first 100 days in office. In fact, even Trump has bought into it. On the 90th day of his administration, he proclaimed, “No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.” Ridiculous or not, the tradition has endured since it began under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and will no doubt continue beyond the 45th president. Regardless of whether Trump, or any president before him, believes in the artificial standard, it will still influence his legacy and one day be a measure for the first 100 days of others.

As Trump marks this milestone on April 29, The Cipher Brief presents a timeline of the most influential foreign policy and national security events since he took office.  This timeline shows not only what the Administration has done, but what it has not. From the performance of the first 100 days, we can begin to see in practice what the Administration envisions for America’s role in the world.

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