If you are looking for reasons to be optimistic about the success of the Trump administration, it’s certainly not in the results of its first 100 days. Very little has passed Congress. The main executive order which demanded immediate action — the travel ban — has been shot down in court so far. He hasn’t managed to build a team. While he did successfully fill the Supreme Court vacancy, he hasn’t moved forward on other judicial openings.
There’s no tax plan. No infrastructure plan. No financial regulation plan. Nothing happening so far with renegotiating trade deals. His wall isn’t going to be paid for by Mexico, and it doesn’t appear Congress is particularly interested in doing so, either. He does have a budget outline to submit to Congress, but it’s far from clear how it will do there. The administration (and Congress) have successfully killed some Obama-era regulations, which is