Trump disavows 100-day plan

jpietrzak8

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Hey, you know that 100-day plan Trump put out? The one titled "Donald Trump's Contract with the American Voter", and has his signature on it? It looks like Trump isn't planning on holding himself to it (or, honestly, even knows who wrote it):

AP: “You did put out, though, as a candidate, you put out a 100-day plan. Do you feel like you should be held accountable to that plan?”
TRUMP: “Somebody, yeah, somebody put out the concept of a hundred-day plan. But yeah. Well, I’m mostly there on most items.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/04/24/who-was-the-somebody-who-issued-a-100-day-plan-for-president-trump/?utm_term=.2389b2b27d40

Trump is "mostly there on most items". I guess that's all his own signature on a contract is good for, after all.
 

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Hey, you know that 100-day plan Trump put out? The one titled "Donald Trump's Contract with the American Voter", and has his signature on it? It looks like Trump isn't planning on holding himself to it (or, honestly, even knows who wrote it):

AP: “You did put out, though, as a candidate, you put out a 100-day plan. Do you feel like you should be held accountable to that plan?”
TRUMP: “Somebody, yeah, somebody put out the concept of a hundred-day plan. But yeah. Well, I’m mostly there on most items.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/04/24/who-was-the-somebody-who-issued-a-100-day-plan-for-president-trump/?utm_term=.2389b2b27d40

Trump is "mostly there on most items". I guess that's all his own signature on a contract is good for, after all.
The man is pathologically incapable of admitting / owning up to mistakes or failures…

It is always “Somebody, yeah, somebody…" else.
 

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I think it is a little uncertain about how much Trump voters actually believed his bloviating. Certainly people who voted for Trump haven't abandoned him, so maybe they elected him simply because they thought he would shake things up rather than on the exact nature of his rhetoric. I detest Trump and see him as an embarrassment bordering on a national tragedy, and all I can say is thank god he couldn't do half the nonsense he promised for the first 100 days.
 
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I think it is a little uncertain about how much Trump voters actually believed his bloviating. Certainly people who voted for Trump haven't abandoned him, so maybe they elected him simply because they thought he would shake things up rather than on the exact nature of his rhetoric. I detest Trump and see him as an embarrassment bordering on a national tragedy, and all I can say is thank god he couldn't do half the nonsense he promised for the first 100 days.
A lot of people on the right have gone bloody quiet. Just like a bunch of people on the left went quiet when Hilary lost.
 
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I think it is a little uncertain about how much Trump voters actually believed his bloviating. Certainly people who voted for Trump haven't abandoned him, so maybe they elected him simply because they thought he would shake things up rather than on the exact nature of his rhetoric. I detest Trump and see him as an embarrassment bordering on a national tragedy, and all I can say is thank god he couldn't do half the nonsense he promised for the first 100 days.
Well, I read about this in The New European over the weekend.

There are quite a few dissatisfied Trump voters.
Tania Vojvodic is the highest profile example.
 

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And now he is desperately trying to get something done this week. Maybe it will be the wall. No wait..we're going to take another swing at healthcare. No no...taxes...that's what we are going to focus on..taxes.

And we can't guarantee the government won't get shut down.

They are all over the map with no focus. It's the A.D.D. version of a White House. So dysfunctional.
 
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bradl

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Pissed off almost every liberal in the country, check.
pissed off every Republican in this country as well. No wall, no repeal of the ACA, no budget, no ban on immigration. No respecting Russia, no leaving NATO because NATO is a joke, no letting Assad stay..

Hell of a lot of unfulfilled campaign promises, but there sure is a hell of a lot of kool-aid that you are drinking.

BL.
 

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pissed off every Republican in this country as well. No wall, no repeal of the ACA, no budget, no ban on immigration. No respecting Russia, no leaving NATO because NATO is a joke, no letting Assad stay..

Hell of a lot of unfulfilled campaign promises, but there sure is a hell of a lot of kool-aid that you are drinking.

BL.
Democrats haven't been obstructing any of these goals over the last 100 days. I'm sure everyone is really mad that he hasn't gotten a 20 billion dollar wall built in the first 100, slacking.
 

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Democrats haven't been obstructing any of these goals over the last 100 days. I'm sure everyone is really mad that he hasn't gotten a 20 billion dollar wall built in the first 100, slacking.
The Blues don't hold any majority in either Chamber. The Reds do, and can easily push through bills to handle this. Nothing to date has occurred.

The Reds even backed away from the ACA "replacement". The Reds backed away from the immigration ban. The Reds were all for the wall, but haven't done a bloody thing to push that through.

So by all means, please cite where the Blues are obstructing, because they haven't had the power to do a bloody thing, and won't for another 18 months.

BL.
 

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The Blues don't hold any majority in either Chamber. The Reds do, and can easily push through bills to handle this. Nothing to date has occurred.

The Reds even backed away from the ACA "replacement". The Reds backed away from the immigration ban. The Reds were all for the wall, but haven't done a bloody thing to push that through.

So by all means, please cite where the Blues are obstructing, because they haven't had the power to do a bloody thing, and won't for another 18 months.

BL.
The Dems pulled out all of their delay powers to slow the confirmation process by not showing up for committees, and also blocked Trumps immigration ban using the appeals court.

ACA is on the Republicans, but they are likely to try again.

If Trump does nothing else he was able to appoint a conservative to the Supreme Court and that will last at least 30 years.
 

bradl

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The Dems pulled out all of their delay powers to slow the confirmation process by not showing up for committees, and also blocked Trumps immigration ban using the appeals court.
Apparently you were asleep when the lawsuits were filed in federal and district court challenging those bans, and were upheld.

But again, let's see sources for your claim.

ACA is on the Republicans, but they are likely to try again.

If Trump does nothing else he was able to appoint a conservative to the Supreme Court and that will last at least 30 years.
Obama appointed two, yet the Senate failed to do their job with Garland, yet you actually see that the Blues did theirs; Advised and Consented. When the Reds do that again with the opposing party, if they ever do that again, they may regain back some sense of respect.

BL.
 
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Apparently you were asleep when the lawsuits were filed in federal and district court challenging those bans, and were upheld.

But again, let's see sources for your claim.



Obama appointed two, yet the Senate failed to do their job with Garland, yet you actually see that the Blues did theirs; Advised and Consented. When the Reds do that again with the opposing party, if they ever do that again, they may regain back some sense of respect.

BL.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/us/politics/democrats-seize-on-acting-attorney-generals-firing-to-try-to-block-nominee.html

Democrats skipping committee meetings to obstruct

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/sec.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/us-politics/appeals-court-will-not-put-trump-immigration-ban-case-on-hold/article34147654/?service=amp

Dems filing lawsuits in dem friendly districts knowing that 9th is a liberal love fest.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-15/trump-s-second-travel-ban-is-blocked-by-u-s-judge-j0bk602s

Liberal judge not using the text of the executive order, but bringing in his interpretation of what was written by referencing campaign speeches.
 

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/us/politics/democrats-seize-on-acting-attorney-generals-firing-to-try-to-block-nominee.html

Democrats skipping committee meetings to obstruct

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/sec.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/us-politics/appeals-court-will-not-put-trump-immigration-ban-case-on-hold/article34147654/?service=amp

Dems filing lawsuits in dem friendly districts knowing that 9th is a liberal love fest.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-15/trump-s-second-travel-ban-is-blocked-by-u-s-judge-j0bk602s

Liberal judge not using the text of the executive order, but bringing in his interpretation of what was written by referencing campaign speeches.
So you try to blame "liberal" judges for actually ruling on an EO, which you believe should be unilateral with no checks or balances..

Sounds like you're wanting a dictatorship. Cuba, DPRK, or the DRC may be better suited to you than any western country. Again, you still haven't shown what things Trump has accomplished that he said he would within the first 90, let alone 100 days of him being in office. Instead, you do what he does best: pass blame onto others instead of taking responsibility for his actions.

BL.
 

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So you try to blame "liberal" judges for actually ruling on an EO, which you believe should be unilateral with no checks or balances..

Sounds like you're wanting a dictatorship. Cuba, DPRK, or the DRC may be better suited to you than any western country. Again, you still haven't shown what things Trump has accomplished that he said he would within the first 90, let alone 100 days of him being in office. Instead, you do what he does best: pass blame onto others instead of taking responsibility for his actions.

BL.
Trump didn't even say he accomplished his list, why would I?

Liberal judges didn't use the text of the EO to rule on the order, it's clearly within the POTUS realm of power to restrict travel for national security. They interpreted what was written based on campaign speech. Using that approach they could challenge anything he does based on the interpretation of alterior motives.
 

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The Dems pulled out all of their delay powers to slow the confirmation process by not showing up for committees, and also blocked Trumps immigration ban using the appeals court.

ACA is on the Republicans, but they are likely to try again.

If Trump does nothing else he was able to appoint a conservative to the Supreme Court and that will last at least 30 years.
The democrats had no chance of blocking the confirmation, but could make a statement of their disapproval with the republican hypocrisy of Merrick Garland. It was also a way to force the republican hand on the nuclear option with the filibuster that will come back to haunt the republicans, because everything is cyclical.

But the Immigration ban... Ummm... No.

Let the partisanship go for once. It was blocked by Federal courts doing their part of the checks & balances system.

In Washington it was a judge appointed by President Bush, hardly a dem.

So if Trump accomplished anything, yes he did appoint a justice with a republican controlled Congress. It will also be known as a stolen seat because of how republicans treated Garland.
 

citizenzen

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Appointments are overseen by committees. If you don't show up there is a delay. I posted an article of this earlier from the NY times.
Dude. Literally one day after your article ...
Republicans advance Mnuchin for Treasury, despite Democrats’ boycott of the vote

Republicans in the Senate Committee on Finance advanced President Trump's nominee for treasury secretary on Wednesday, suspending the committee's rules in response to a boycott by Democratic lawmakers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/02/01/republicans-advance-mnuchin-for-treasury-despite-questions-about-his-banks-foreclosures/?utm_term=.85330b08bc4b
One day delay. You need to come up with something better than that.