Key events in U.S. President Trump's first 100 days in office

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-29 16:02:13|Editor: Tian Shaohui

File photo taken on July 16, 2016 shows Donald Trump speaking at a campaign event in New York, the United States.  (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Saturday marks the 100th day of Donald Trump's office as the 45th president of the United States. Following are the key events in the 100 days:

Jan. 20 -- Trump is sworn in as president amid protests. His election reflects division in the U.S. society.

Jan. 27 -- Trump signs his first executive order to ban the entry into the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. The order and a subsequent watered-down version of the ban is blocked by federal judges.

Feb. 13 -- Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns for inappropriate connections to Russia prior to Trump's inauguration.

Feb. 28 -- Trump makes his first speech to a joint session of Congress, which is widely credited by pundits and U.S. media as a success. Trump is thought to be "presidential" for the first time.

March 24 -- Trump's first attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, fails when House Republicans decide not to present a draft bill for voting as a result of lack of support within their own party.

April 7 -- Trump meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida. The meeting is widely perceived as a positive engagement between the two leaders, which will create favorable conditions for the development of the bilateral ties.

April 7 -- Trump orders a missile strike on Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by government troops. The forceful move is applauded by hawkish lawmakers, but raises concerns on how far Trump would go to interfere with the Syrian conflict.

April 10 -- Neil Gorsuch is sworn in as a Supreme Court justice, ending a year-long vacancy at the country's top judicial institution and inevitably turning the seven-member bench to be more conservative. Gorsuch's nomination is considered a major win for Trump.

April 26 -- The Trump administration unveils a tax cut plan that is dubbed the biggest tax cut in U.S. history. Corporate tax will be reduced to 15 percent from 35 percent, along with steep cuts in income tax. Analysts say such deep cuts will probably push up the federal deficit.


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