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Tallying the Damage of Trump's Presidency in 2017


Donald Trump on Inauguration Day. Patrick Semansky/AP

Though the tax bill was the only piece of major legislation Trump was able to get passed this year, the 45th president got plenty done.

Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone

December 27, 2017 | Last week, after the mad dash to pass the GOP tax bill and last-minute scramble to fund the government, President Trump finally had a moment to pause and reflect on his first year in office. And, as he does when he has a thought, he tweeted about it: "So many things accomplished by the Trump Administration, perhaps more than any other President in first year. Sadly, will never be reported correctly by the Fake News Media!"

The thing is: he's not entirely wrong. It's true the tax bill was the first and only piece of major legislation he was able to get passed this year – an almost unimaginable reality, considering his party has control of both chambers of Congress – but even without many actual bills to his name Trump has gotten quite a bit done this year. Starting with his very first act in office.

Tessa Stuart is a contributor to Rolling Stone.

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