On October 22, 2016 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump presented a plan for his first 100 days in office as US president. His “contract with the American voter” was meant to ensure that America’s economy was revitalised and citizens were protected.
As we hit that 100-day milestone, the Centre in conjunction with ABC News 24 and Radio National hosted a public forum with experts to chart the president's progress on his action plan. Had Trump delivered on congressional term limits, lobbying bans, funding cuts for sanctuary cities and restrictions on immigration? What about his promises to label China a currency manipulator and to cancel billions in payments to UN climate change programs?
The panels on foreign policy, domestic politics, and the media examined which policies have fallen victim to political pragmatism and which have been delivered, sometimes in the face of fierce opposition. There was also an opportunity for attendees to engage with the speakers.