The First Year of Donald Trump’s Presidency

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  •  March 21, 2018   

It's been a good year for pro-life efforts but more work is needed

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"President Donald Trump" are words many thought would never be uttered but to the chagrin of many Americans, it turns out "President Hillary Clinton" was the phrase relegated to the pile of "what ifs" in American history.

Upon arriving at the White House, Trump immediately went to work striking down Obama administration policies via executive order. He has signed more executive orders than any other U.S. president since Lyndon B. Johnson.

He's become a champion for pro-life policies,saying in January, "Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence and that is the right to life."
There has been, however, significant push-back from House and Senate Democrats, as well as federal judges. When the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expired, it wasn't Obama who was left holding the bag. Democrats, as well as the mainstream media, have anointed President Trump as their scapegoat instead of Obama, who was president when the immigration policy was enacted.

Trump has also gotten little support from Establishment Republicans, who after having had eight years to craft a new healthcare bill, ultimately failed to assist Trump in fulfilling one of his biggest campaign promises — ending Obamacare.

Ann Coulter, a long-time Trump advocate, has become more vocal about some campaign promises Trump has so-far failed to keep, namely building the wall between the United States and Mexico. It's a big priority for her, as well as millions of Americans who chanted "build the wall" at his many campaign stops. The crowd also cheered and chanted "lock up" Hillary Clinton but Trump disappointed his voting base when right after becoming president, he commented he wasn't "interested" in having her prosecuted.

The first year has been full of ups and downs for both Trump and his voters. The next year will likely reveal more about how difficult and ugly Washington politics can be, which if nothing else has been a positive development in Trump ascending to the presidency.

Watch Dallas-area conservative radio host Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer discuss with Michael Voris the undeniable and lasting effect Donald Trump has had on American politics on this week's Mic'd Up.

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