Whether you voted for him or not, Donald Trump is our president. Since Franklin Roosevelt's time, the first 100 Days of a presidency have been closely monitored. From his campaigning to the presidency, Trump has succeeded to be controversial. According to Gallup.com, his most recent approval rating was 41%. This was an increase from his lowest point at 35% in March. Unfortunately for him, he has had one of the lowest approval rates for a new president in history. Let's take a look at some of his biggest issues that he tackled thus far including immigration, Foreign Relations, and appointing government officials.


The harsh reality is that Trump has been very verbal about his disdain for immigrants. One of his first executive orders was to ban immigrants from 7 Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. This was eventually dismissed by a 9th Circuit Court judge. Despite this, the social impact that it left for many immigrants and minorities could not be taken away.

Another aspect of immigration that President Trump is working diligently to do, is building a border wall along Mexico. The controversy with this is who is going to pay for it? Mexico has been adamant to the fact they will not pay for it. The reality of it looks as though American citizens will be using tax dollars to do so.

This was after constant reassurance from the president that Mexico will pay for the wall. Is someone giving false promises?

Foreign relations

Social media has made light of the situation by stating that every day that we are not bombed by North Korea is a good day. The sad thing is, this statement has some truth behind it. Trump has had a confrontational approach to handling foreign affairs.

For example, when Syria had a gas attack, our nation's response was to retaliate by bombing their forces. This approach for getting involved with other nations in this regard is highly questionable.

Government officials

The most controversial cabinet appointment was Betsy DeVos for secretary of education. Many individuals and government officials felt that this was a poor choice, due to her lack of experience in education.

DeVos has never attended public school in her life. She has no educational career background. Yet, she is supposed to make policies that impact public schools and education for the nation.

Another controversial pick was Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch. Nearly all Democrats voted in opposition of him. However, Republicans used a tactic called the "nuclear option" which does not require a majority vote for cabinet nominees.

There are plenty more factors associated with Trump's progress as president. One hundred days may not be enough to determine his performance. However, whether you like him or not, you have the chance to make your voice heard again in 2020's election.