WATCH | Here are the promises President Trump has kept so far -- and the ones he needs to work on.
President Trump has been in office for just over a month, and he is set to give a speech Tuesday to a joint session of Congress about what he has accomplished and his vision for the country moving forward. Trump made a lot of promises during his campaign about what he would do once in office, so let's take stock of the progress he's made in fulfilling them.
"We have made a lot of promises over the last two years and many of those promises already are kept," Trump told governors who gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Governors Association meeting.
According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, Americans think Trump is delivering. About 56 percent of registered voters say he's keeping his promises, with 66 percent saying he's done what was expected of him or better.
Let's start with the promises Trump has kept.
He promised to restrict Muslim immigration and followed through by issuing an executive order that paused immigration from seven Muslim majority countries and admission of refugees, and prevented refugees from Syria entering the U.S.
That order has been held up by the courts, and Trump has indicated that he will introduce a new executive order that he believes will address their concerns.
Trump also promised to reduce the regulations coming out of Washington, and followed through by signing an executive order that eliminates two regulations for every new regulation created.
He promised to bring back jobs and he has had some success in doing so, most famously convincing Carrier to keep jobs in Indiana instead of shipping them to Mexico.
Trump also promised to squash the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and he signed an executive order doing just that.
After President Obama nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline, Trump said he would allow it to be built. He has already started the process of building it -- as well as the Dakota Access Pipeline -- by using an executive order to instruct federal agencies to approve the permits necessary to begin construction.
Trump has begun work on his promise to construct a wall on the border with Mexico. His administration is reportedly taking bids from contractors who want to build the wall.
So far, Trump's successes have through executive orders. But when it comes to passing legislation, he has been less successful. He has been in office for just over a month, so this isn’t to say he won’t follow through on his promises.
Repealing Obamacare was a central pillar of his campaign, and so far, he has not backed any specific legislation to repeal and replace the health care law.
Improving U.S. infrastructure is another promise Trump needs to work with Congress to fulfill. So far, it hasn’t happened.
Another big promise was tax reform. Trump said he would simplify the tax code and reduce the overall tax rate, but to date, there hasn’t been any movement on that front.
In his address to Congress, Trump will seek to convince lawmakers to work with him so he can fulfill all of his promises -- especially the ones he needs their help to accomplish.
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