President Trump's First 100 Days, In Photos

President Trump's First 100 Days, In Photos

11:08am Apr 30, 2017
A display case at the Walter Reed Medical Center showcases photographs of presidents past and present. President Donald Trump awarded a purple heart to U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos on April 22.
A display case at the Walter Reed Medical Center showcases photographs of presidents past and present. President Donald Trump awarded a purple heart to U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos on April 22.
Gabriella Demczuk
  • A display case at the Walter Reed Medical Center showcases photographs of presidents past and present. President Donald Trump awarded a purple heart to U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos on April 22.

    A display case at the Walter Reed Medical Center showcases photographs of presidents past and present. President Donald Trump awarded a purple heart to U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos on April 22.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Former Senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions' office being renovated to make way for newly appointed Sen. Luther Strange.

    Former Senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions' office being renovated to make way for newly appointed Sen. Luther Strange.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Protestors demonstrate outside the Supreme Court as President Trump announces Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge from Denver, as his nominee to fill the vacant seat of Antonin Scalia.

    Protestors demonstrate outside the Supreme Court as President Trump announces Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge from Denver, as his nominee to fill the vacant seat of Antonin Scalia.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller talks on the phone next to a bust of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Jan. 4.

    Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller talks on the phone next to a bust of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Jan. 4.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • President Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking to a joint session of Congress.

    President Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking to a joint session of Congress.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Some of Trump's appointees include (clockwise from top left) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, and Secretary of Transportation Elain

    Some of Trump's appointees include (clockwise from top left) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, and Secretary of Transportation Elain

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • President Trump signs executive orders on tax reform alongside Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, and Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., at the Treasury Department April 21.

    President Trump signs executive orders on tax reform alongside Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, and Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., at the Treasury Department April 21.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Republicans clap after Congress completes the tally of Electoral College votes, officially electing Donald Trump as President on Jan. 6.

    Republicans clap after Congress completes the tally of Electoral College votes, officially electing Donald Trump as President on Jan. 6.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • The end of the 114th United States Congress (left) and the start of the 115th United States Congress (right).

    The end of the 114th United States Congress (left) and the start of the 115th United States Congress (right).

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Then Vice President-elect Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., before speaking on repealing Obamacare, right, during the weekly House GOP meeting.

    Then Vice President-elect Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., before speaking on repealing Obamacare, right, during the weekly House GOP meeting.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Ret. Gen. James Mattis, Trump's nominee for Defense Secretary, spoke to senate on Jan. 12, testifying that Russia was a major threat to the U.S. "I'm all for engagement," Mattis said, "but we also have to recognize reality in terms of what Russia is up to

    Ret. Gen. James Mattis, Trump's nominee for Defense Secretary, spoke to senate on Jan. 12, testifying that Russia was a major threat to the U.S. "I'm all for engagement," Mattis said, "but we also have to recognize reality in terms of what Russia is up to

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • CIA Director nominee Mike Pompeo broke with the president-elect, opposing waterboarding as a form of torture. In his hearing on Jan. 12, Pompeo also said he had confidence in the current U.S. intelligence program and said he agreed with their findings tha

    CIA Director nominee Mike Pompeo broke with the president-elect, opposing waterboarding as a form of torture. In his hearing on Jan. 12, Pompeo also said he had confidence in the current U.S. intelligence program and said he agreed with their findings tha

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • A view of the Washington Monument during the 2017 March For Life on Jan. 28. Thousands of people flocked to the National Mall for the anti-abortion rights rally, which has been an annual event for more than 40 years.

    A view of the Washington Monument during the 2017 March For Life on Jan. 28. Thousands of people flocked to the National Mall for the anti-abortion rights rally, which has been an annual event for more than 40 years.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Detained travelers are released amid cheers at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on Jan. 28. Trump's executive order on immigration — which temporarily bars citizens from seven largely Muslim countries, as well as all refugees, from enterin

    Detained travelers are released amid cheers at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on Jan. 28. Trump's executive order on immigration — which temporarily bars citizens from seven largely Muslim countries, as well as all refugees, from enterin

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted planned votes on Jan. 31 to advance the nominations of two Trump Cabinet nominees: Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuch

    Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted planned votes on Jan. 31 to advance the nominations of two Trump Cabinet nominees: Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuch

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • First Lady Melania Trump visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture with Sarah Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Feb. 15.

    First Lady Melania Trump visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture with Sarah Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Feb. 15.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., of the House Intelligence committee, speak to the media on March 15 about the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election.

    Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., of the House Intelligence committee, speak to the media on March 15 about the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election.

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  • Democratic female representatives, right, wore white, a symbol of the early suffragettes, at Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28.

    Democratic female representatives, right, wore white, a symbol of the early suffragettes, at Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks with his aides before the Senate Judiciary committee hearing to consider nomination of Rod Rosenstein to deputy Attorney General and Rachel L. Brand to associate Attorney General on March 7.

    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks with his aides before the Senate Judiciary committee hearing to consider nomination of Rod Rosenstein to deputy Attorney General and Rachel L. Brand to associate Attorney General on March 7.

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks on the Affordable Health Care Act during a press conference at the Capitol on March 9. "This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare. The time is here; the time is now. This is th

    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks on the Affordable Health Care Act during a press conference at the Capitol on March 9. "This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare. The time is here; the time is now. This is th

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks alongside other Republican representatives at a press conference on the American Health Care Act on March 17. Republicans were unsuccessful in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, thoug

    Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks alongside other Republican representatives at a press conference on the American Health Care Act on March 17. Republicans were unsuccessful in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, thoug

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • On April 3, Senate Democrats voted against ending debate on Gorsuch's nomination on a near party-line vote, leaving Republicans shy the 60-vote hurdle required by Senate rules to move on to a final confirmation vote. So Majority Leader Mitch McConnell use

    On April 3, Senate Democrats voted against ending debate on Gorsuch's nomination on a near party-line vote, leaving Republicans shy the 60-vote hurdle required by Senate rules to move on to a final confirmation vote. So Majority Leader Mitch McConnell use

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Chairman Chuck Grassley, left, and fellow Republican Senate Judiciary members speaks on April 3 on the vote to move the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Senate floor. The Supreme Court building, center, is seen from the wing of the Se

    Chairman Chuck Grassley, left, and fellow Republican Senate Judiciary members speaks on April 3 on the vote to move the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Senate floor. The Supreme Court building, center, is seen from the wing of the Se

    Gabriella Demczuk

  • Chief strategist Steve Bannon was removed from his role on the National Security Council months after he was elevated to the position. Ivanka Trump became an unpaid government employee in March. Press Secretary Sean Spicer made an ill-conceived reference

    Chief strategist Steve Bannon was removed from his role on the National Security Council months after he was elevated to the position. Ivanka Trump became an unpaid government employee in March. Press Secretary Sean Spicer made an ill-conceived reference

    Gabriella Demczuk

When Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he started forcefully laying out a plan for his first 100 days that included full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from specific majority-Muslim countries and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward."

"I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day 1 to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," Trump said in November. "It's about time."

The administration touted higher numbers of laws signed into effect and executive orders than previous administrations, and it successfully appointed a Supreme Court justice to fill Antonin Scalia's vacant seat. However, Trump struggled through challenges to several of his cabinet appointees, questions about his personal conflicts of interest, several stumbles from his press secretary, and an ongoing investigation into Russia's potential interference in the November election.

Republicans hoped he would bring unity to the party, but even with a majority in Congress, they narrowly managed to delay a government shutdown on Friday, and only until May 5.

"I think the president is learning that the all-powerful position of the presidency is not the end-all," said Rep. Joe Crowley, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

As the 100 day marker passes this weekend, here is a look at some of the major events that have transpired in the White House and on Capitol Hill.


Gabriella Demczuk is a freelance photojournalist based in Washington, D.C. She covers politics for the New York Times, CNN and NPR.

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