100 days after being elected the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has already made his mark on the White House.
From the dismantling of Barack Obama’s legacy to the numerous displays of public protests, as well as ‘the Wall’, Trump has certainly had an eventful century of days.
But what do the next 100 days have in store for the business tycoon?
And what will he need to do/not do to ensure his time in office as President isn’t short-lived.
February 25th – Conservative Political Action Conference
The CPAC will give Trump a firm idea as to what his fellow Republicans think of his policies, and whether there will be a primary challenger for his position come 2020.
Despite the chances of this damaging Trump’s position being very low, it could provoke publicised scrutiny of his political beliefs, pressuring the new President to make ‘American Great Again’ sooner rather than later.
March 15th – Debt Limit Deadline
Trump initially promised to eliminate the $19 trillion national debt within eight years in office, suggesting they won’t go into default as they will just ‘print more money’.
The ‘debt limit’ is simply the limit on how much national debt can be issued by the Treasury.
But with no agreed increase of the current limit, which has to be decided by 12:01am on this day, Trump could be in a lose-lose situation – either raise the debt limit and anger his own party, or go into default and reduce government spending.
April 6th – 100-year anniversary of the vote to enter World War I
If there was ever a day to ban Trump from Twitter, this is one of them, as Americans remember their entrance into one of the bloodiest wars in history.
With one of the new President’s major objectives involving the destruction of ISIS, it wouldn’t be the first time Trump made an insensitive comment on social media that insulted the public.
May 19th – Iran Presidential election
The outcome of these elections could see Trump publicly demonstrate his beliefs on nuclear control in the Middle East for the first time.
With Hassan Rouhani’s re-election campaign primarily based upon the advantages of the previously agreed nuclear control agreement, Trump’s hard-line approach may see relations between Iran and the US drift even further apart.
May 26th – G7 meeting in Sicily
Trump will be under the microscope once more in front of the world’s most influential leaders, giving his view on the big topics of discussion.
His views on industry development over climate change research will most likely be frowned upon. His stance on immigration and the temporary ‘Muslim-ban’ will be severely tested, but his enthusiasm to push through Brexit could make him an unsung hero, in Theresa May’s eyes at least.
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