Trump’s report card

After six months in office, what progress has the president made in meeting his campaign promises?

The World Today Updated 23 November 2020 Published 28 July 2017 1 minute READ

Healthcare Trump suffered a stinging defeat in Congress on July 17 when the Republican- controlled Senate abandoned efforts to repeal and replace Obama’s Affordable Care Act due to lack of votes. 0/5

The Wall In his first week in office Trump ordered the ‘immediate construction’ of a wall along the Mexican border but so far only prototypes from companies bidding for the work are planned. He has asked Congress for $1.6 billion of the estimated $20 billion cost. 1/5

Iran nuclear agreement Trump wanted to kill ‘the worst deal ever’ on July 17, but was persuaded by diplomatic and intelligence advisers to prolong it by certifying to Congress that Iran was still compliant. 0/5

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