Turns Out Trump’s Executive Orders Are Mostly Empty, And 14 Other Facts You Need To Know Immediately

From introducing a one-page tax plan of bullet points to imposing tariffs on Canadian goods, here’s everything Trump did this week.

April 28, 2017
Turns Out Trump’s Executive Orders Are Mostly Empty, And 14 Other Facts You Need To Know Immediately Trump and Tom Bernstein, (R) Chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum participate in the museum's 'Days of Remembrance' ceremony at the U.S. Capitol building, on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.   Mark Wilson / Getty
1. Bragged about all those cool Executive Orders he signed in his first 100 days.
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2. Signed an executive order he said would pull the federal government out of K-12 education, but actually just ordered a review of existing laws.
3. Stated, "if there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown" over the budget for the border wall.
4. After tweeting that Mexico would pay for the wall “eventually,” “later,” “in some form."
5. Said the U.N. must be ready to impose sanctions on North Korea.
6. Had an order blocked by a judge who found that cutting off federal funding to sanctuary cities unconstitutional.
7. Introduced a "tax plan" that's literally just bullet points.
8. Gave the Pentagon power to determine and approve levels of U.S. troops presence in Iraq and Syria.

"The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into Syria, to assist U.S.-backed local troops as they move to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group, which has used the city as a de facto capital," CBS reports. "It will also let him adjust the force numbers in Iraq, in the ongoing fight to oust the Islamic State group from Mosul."

9. Put tariffs on dairy and lumber from Canada.
10. Imposed new sanctions on Syria.
11. Spoke at the Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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12. Said he's "absolutely" going to break up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
13. Told Reuters he thought being president would be "easier" than his "previous life."
14. Signed an executive order he hopes will encourage offshore drilling.

Great.

15. Still hasn't filled 4,000 government positions — and says he doesn't plan to fill all of them.
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Turns Out Trump’s Executive Orders Are Mostly Empty, And 14 Other Facts You Need To Know Immediately