President Trump is both dismissing his first 100 days in office as a "ridiculous standard" and doing everything he can to convince the public that he "has accomplished more in his first 100 days than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt."
To help make that case before April 29, the businessman-turned-president is tapping into his inner salesman, pushing out a slew of executive orders and other plans that are generating massive amounts of headlines. In essence, like so many other rollouts by this unconventional president, he appears to be treating campaign issues like the proverbial cooked spaghetti, throwing a host of issues to the wall and seeing what sticks with the public.
Yet, if enacted, these plans could create significant financial, economic and environmental changes in California.
Issue: Many Republican lawmakers believe federal interference reached a high point under the Obama administration, which was notably aggressive on civil rights. Trump signed an executive order that allows his team to study whether the federal government has overstepped its authority in public education, including on issues of civil rights.
Potential Impact: In California, a number of reforms have already been adopted, returning control to local schools. But some education leaders, like State Board of Education President Michael Kirst, worry this federal study will be too subjective.