By Kurt Snibbe | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 19, 2018 at 12:52 pm | UPDATED: January 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm President Donald Trump has served 365 days of his 1,461-day term of office. Here’s a look at some of the records that have been set during his first year. Approval ratings The president took office with the lowest approval rating of any modern president but has kept his approval percentage above 30 percent. Compared with other presidents The highest and lowest percentage of public approval of president’s job performance: Executive orders As of Dec. 20, Trump had the highest executive order average per year since President Jimmy Carter.Jimmy Carter: 320 total orders, 80 average/yearRonald Reagan: 381 total orders, 48 average/yearGeorge H.W. Bush: 166 total orders, 42 average/yearBill Clinton: 364 total orders, 46 average/yearGeorge W. Bush: 291 total orders, 36 average/yearBarack Obama: 276 total orders, … [Read more...] about Here’s a look at the records set during President Trump’s first year in office
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President Trump maintains that Democrats will be to blame if the government shuts down — but the American people disagree, according to a poll Friday. By an overwhelming 20-point margin, Americans fault Trump and the Republican Party for the shutdown that will go into effect if Congress can't pass a spending bill by midnight Friday, a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows. The poll states that 48% of voters put the blame on Trump and congressional members of the GOP, while 28% hold the Democrats responsible. A significant 18% fault both parties while only 1% claims neither side is to blame. The poll, which was conducted between Monday and Thursday, unsurprisingly found that Democratic voters are united in blaming Trump and the Republicans at a 78% margin. Republican voters, on the other hand, were slightly more divided, with 66% faulting the Democrats. Another significant finding was that 14% of GOP voters blame their own representatives and senators for the potential shutdown. … [Read more...] about Majority of Americans blame Trump, GOP for potential shutdown
A+ Still Not Hillary: Last year, I graded President Trump as an A+ because he was doing an outstanding job of not being Hillary Clinton. A year after his inauguration, he's even more not-Hillary. And the childish and irrational effort by Democrats to escape into fantasies of undoing the 2016 election via impeachment or 25th Amendment medical disability demonstrates that their party isn't ready to govern anytime soon. Aside from not being Hillary, Trump has some actual accomplishments, and not just in terms of judicial appointments.The tax bill passed, the economy is already benefiting, and the results are already showing up in workers' paychecks. Trump has exceeded his goal of undoing two regulations for every new regulation passed, and he's on track to shrink the federal government significantly — though not enough — in his first term. As a libertarian, my expectations for Trump were pretty modest, and … [Read more...] about President Trump’s first year anniversary report card, with grades from A+ to F
President Donald Trump proclaimed Jan. 16 as Religious Freedom Day, the White House announced Tuesday morning. It was "to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our cherished legacy of religious liberty," he said in a proclamation. In 2017, Trump signed an executive order to this measure that allowed "religious liberty” in the aspects of politics allowing for broader tax exemptions so that Americans are able to follow their consciences without undue government interference. Religious organizations were always exempted from tax provided they stay clear from any form of political speech or avoid endorsing a particular political campaign that aligns itself with certain religious beliefs. The Johnson Amendment that assures the tax exemption with a caveat, is perceived as a hindrance to free speech by the president. He vowed to dismantle the amendment in 2016, and a year later he made … [Read more...] about What Is Religious Freedom Day Announced By President Trump?
TRENTON, N.J. — Former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy succeeded Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor Tuesday, swearing his oath on the same Bible President John F. Kennedy used in 1961, while promising to transform the state into a liberal beacon that fights back against President Donald Trump. Murphy, 60, succeeds Christie after two terms, returning full control of state government to Democrats. While Christie is a friend and ally of Trump's, Murphy built his first run for elected office around undoing the Trump administration's efforts on health care, immigration and taxes. "We will resist every move from President Trump and a misguided Republican Congress," Murphy said in his roughly-half-hour-long inaugural address before being interrupted by applause. Hinting at Trump's reported vulgar comments last week about immigration, Murphy called the country a "beacon of light" for immigrants including those from Haiti and Africa. "We will resist any attempt to define who is and … [Read more...] about Chris Christie’s replacement targets President Trump