Fox anchor Megyn Kelly has accused President-Elect Donald Trump of threatening her.
Time Magazine calls him an “existential threat to America and the world.”
He’s currently facing 75 active lawsuits, and he wants to begin suing detractors—especially journalists (he once mocked a disabled reporter during his campaign). Trump’s top transition adviser, Kellyanne Conway, is warning his critics to “be very careful” when it comes to how they talk about the soon-to-be 45th president, which many have taken as an open threat.
So what are the next four years going to look like?
Trump’s First 100 Days in Office: What He Has Planned
Trump released his plan for his first 100 days in office (there are 2,556 more days after that, including the leap year in 2020).
At the top of the list: impose term limits on all members of Congress. (There are two problems with that, though: first, it’s unconstitutional. Second, constitutional amendments require two-thirds of Congress to agree and 38 states to ratify the agreement. Most of Congress is unlikely to want term limits for obvious reasons.)
Next up: put a hiring freeze on federal employees, require that for every new federal regulation, two must disappear, and put a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials who want to become lobbyists.
Lower on the list (but still happening on Trump’s first day):
- Cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities
- Replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court
- Begin working on his deportation squads
- Repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with private health savings accounts
- Allow the Keystone Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline (in which Trump has made million-dollar investments) to move forward, touting “clean coal” (which isn’t even a thing) initiatives and fracking
We don’t know what’s going to happen outside the first 100 days, but we do know that this entire situation is unprecedented. Never, in the history of the U.S. presidency, have we elected someone who wants his kids to have security clearances and may have a conflict of interest between his businesses and the presidency.
What Do You Think?
How do you think the Trump presidency will play out? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and whether he’s meeting (or exceeding) your expectations—or if he’s not living up to his end of the bargain. Please share your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter and join this national conversation!