Will Trump’s Frenzied 100 Day Dash Trip Up California?

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Publish Date:
April 27, 2017
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  • Sepulvado, John
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KQED News - The California Report
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Summary

President Donald 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.

Stanford Environmental Law Professor Deborah Sivas says while it’s unlikely that new oil platforms will be built in the near future, it’s clear the two actions by the Trump administration signal a willingness to drill off the coast.

“If the Trump administration really wanting to open up offshore oil drilling, I think they need to get rid of or somehow undermine the monument status,” Sivas says.

“If you want to pay for cuts, it’s not a crazy way to do it,” says Joseph Bankman, professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School. “It’s a little bit unfair because we’re being taxed on a different portion of our income than our counterparts in red states.”

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