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The Numbers Don’t Lie—Trump’s First 100 Days Put Big Business Before Hardworking Families

The Numbers Don’t Lie—Trump’s First 100 Days Put Big Business Before Hardworking Families

Donald Trump's actions during his first 100 days in office eliminated protections for American workers, resulting in job loss, reduced worker pay, and higher costs related to increased carbon emissions.

Authors

  • Sam Berger

Significant media attention has been devoted to the failure of President Donald Trump’s health care proposal, which would take coverage away from 24 million people in order to provide billions in tax breaks to the rich. Far less attention, however, has been paid to the actual legislative accomplishments of Trump’s first 100 days in office—and the hard numbers behind them.

While Trump campaigned on a pledge of making the GOP the “party of the American worker,” in reality he has repeatedly passed bills that put the interests of Big Business ahead of hardworking families. More than Trump’s words, looking to his legislative actions can tell us about his real priorities and those of congressional Republicans.

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Authors

Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform