Trump Time Starts Now

The first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency will set the tone for the next four to eight years. Described by House Speaker Paul Ryan as a "man of action," Trump plans to hit the ground running with an ambitious reset of American trade policy and sweeping government reforms.

In addition to the new president's own policy preferences, an entire Cabinet must be confirmed. Trump has to fill a Supreme Court seat that Senate Republicans left vacant until one of their own was in the White House. And he has to hire another 4,000 people for executive branch jobs.

"It holds a lot of symbolic meaning," Republican strategist Ford O'Connell said of the first 100 days. "This is the report card to show progress."

O'Connell said, "Democrats want Trump to be slimed early and often out of the gate."

Read more from W. James Antle III at The Washington Examiner

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