Here's What's Changed In Trump's First 100 Days

by Seth Millstein
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President Trump has officially completed his first 100 days in office. Although he's faced numerous severe setbacks during his young presidency, don't let that fool you: A whole lot has changed during Trump's first 100 days as president. The administration has made a number of serious and far-reaching policy decisions, and they've had a significant impact — on how America is being run, and how Americans are being governed.

To be sure, a good number of Trump's initiatives have failed, often spectacularly. His high-profile attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare fell flat in the House of Representatives, with Speaker Paul Ryan pulling the bill from the floor due to lack of support among Republicans. Trump's executive orders on immigration, which prevented citizens from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, have been halted repeatedly by federal judges, as has his attempt to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities. The president has signed no major legislation so far, and his proposal to build a U.S.-Mexican border wall hasn't made any progress.

On the surface, that's a lot of failure. But plenty of Trump's executive orders haven't been struck down, and moreover, there are a number of other ways a president can change federal policy that have nothing to do with either Congress or executive orders. Here are some of the most significant things that have changed since Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017.

LGBT, Women, And Health

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The Environment

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Administrative And Miscellaneous

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Those are some big changes, full stop. That said, it's also worth noting the changes that Trump was expected to make, but hasn't — specifically, with regard to America's foreign policy.

Trump hasn't pulled the United States out of NAFTA, or withdrawn American troops from South Korea. Despite saying during the campaign that the U.S. shouldn't be fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Trump launched cruise missiles at a regime-held airport in the country. He hasn't dismantled the nuclear deal with Iran, nor has he reversed America's position on the "One China" policy. On foreign policy, Trump has been a surprisingly conventional president.

Nevertheless, America itself is headed in a much different direction under Trump than it was under Obama. He's already successfully shaped several major aspects of American policy during his short time in office, and there will undoubtedly be many more changes to come.