A Look at the First 100 Days

By Michael Hernandez

Salem Broadcasting KRLA 870 AM The Answer—conservative talk radio—sponsored a panel discussing the “First 100 Days:  Is America Great Again?” with Hugh Hewitt (moderator), Larry Elder (“The Sage from South Central”) and Ben Shapiro to a sold-out audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

The verdict: 

  • Hugh Hewitt: “Neil Gorsuch makes it the best 100 days…a decision that will impact America for the next 30 years.”
  • Larry Elder: “Smashing success the first 100 days.  The biggest achievement is he stopped the left-wing agenda.  I have not seen this optimism in 10 years and even in the past 40 years.   What would have happened if we had Hillary?”
  • Ben Shapiro: “I am ambivalent.  I need more information.”

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Congressman Brian Babin:

 “President Trump has enacted more bills in the first 100 days than any president in a half century,” states Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas).  His scorecard:

  • Enacted 28 bills into law;
  • Signed 25 Executive Orders (approving Keystone XL pipeline);
  • Driven illegal border crossings to a 17-year low;
  • Oversaw creation of over 500,000 new jobs; and
  • Confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court—first time to happen in the first 100 days since 1881.

“When it comes to jobs and the economy, your family is better protected after the first 100 days of this administration,” said Congressman Babin of the 36th district in Texas.  “Those days of big government intervention are over and we are now on a path to restore economic freedom and personal responsibility.”

“There is agreement—however fragile, and grudging—on one thing:  President Trump has generally fulfilled his promises,” states Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large.  “Even those who don’t like his promises seem to acknowledge that.

“He promised he would nominate conservative judges to Supreme Court vacancies—and with Neil Gorsuch, he delivered,” said Pollack.  “He promised he would roll back regulations—and through his executive orders and his use of the Congressional Review Act, he delivered.   He promised he would restore the  place of the United States in global leadership—and through air strikes against the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons, he delivered.

Congressman Mark Meadows:

Congressman Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus gives President Trump “an A” for the first 100 days.  “He’s put America first and has a strong national security emphasis where most American will jump up and say it’s about time.  They’re tired of losing their jobs overseas, and they’re tired of being politically correct and accepting refugees, where at times those refugees have the potential of creating real harm in our communities.  He’s been bold.  And he’s been lauded by millions of America who cheer that there’s a man in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who remembers about the forgotten man” said Meadows.  

USC Donsife/LA Times Poll:

A poll of Trump’s first 100 days conducted by USC Donsife/Los Angeles Times—the only major public poll to predict, correctly, that Trump would win the 2016 election—reports that 53 percent of respondents believe that Trump has kept his promises and 51 percent report that “Trump has accomplished as much or more than promised.”

Radio host Mark Levin:

Conservative radio host Mark Levin—who opposed Trump in the GOP primary, and rejects Trump’s “populist nationalist” approach said this week:  “He’s done more as president than the Republicans in Congress have done, controlling both Houses of Congress.  And I am not talking about fiats—I am talking about what a president constitutionally and legitimately can do.  He’s doing it!”

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus:

“I think the president is going big league on trade right now,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said.  Another point, is the president’s first address to a joint session of Congress.  “That speech earned him universal praise, and one of the most powerful moments in modern presidential history—his exchange with Carryn Owen, the widow of fallen U.S. Navy SEAL Ryan Owens—rocked the world that night.

“I think what you saw that night was everything that President Trump believed in—whether it be from the 1980s, the 1990s, where we are today, the feeling that he has about this country, how much better we should be—was captured that night.

“People are optimistic for the future.  People believe that President Trump is going to follow through on his promises and that those promises are going to result in a better future for everybody.

Breitbart’s Aaron Klein:

According to Aaron Klein, Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter, “Donald Trump’s first one hundred days in office have been clouded by an unprecedented obfuscation campaign by Democrats, some Republicans, the establishment news media and a coalition of outside agitators attempting to disrupt the billionaire’s presidential agenda, smear top administration officials, sow seeds of chaos, and delegitimize his already historic presidency.”

Klein cites the following examples to illustrate his claims:

  • Pre-Inauguration: “The attempts to delegitimize the billionaire kicked into high gear when Hillary Clinton’s campaign joined the improbable recount efforts led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.”
  • Treason claims, Russian smears: “Some of the basis for the many attempts to delegitimize Trump center on unsubstantiated Russian intervention claims that began after Trump was elected and have since been repeatedly utilized to delegitimize the president.”
  • Soros groups scheme: “Trump has been the target of numerous major protests depicted as grassroots by some news media outlets.”
  • Obama  Trump:  “As  Trump  plans  a   slew of  policies  that  could dismantle key parts of Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, the former president seems to be returning to his roots as a Saul Alinsky-style radical community organizer.

Morning Consult Poll:

Finally, a new national poll by Morning Consult (2,006 U.S. adults via online interviews from April 25-26) shows that 37 percent trust the White House versus 29 percent who favor the political media.  Pollsters also found that nearly half believe the national political media is harder on Trump that past presidential administrations.   Some 51 percent, say the national political media is “out of touch with everyday Americans.”

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(Editor’s Note:  Mr. Hernandez is dedicating himself to advance the 13 spheres; developing an interactive California citizens news platform as an alternative to mainstream media; while building local school-community partnerships.)

 Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service, founder of History Makers International, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email: [email protected]. 


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