President Trump has announced deep cuts to Bears Ears National Monument. The monument was reduced by 85% and divided into two disconnected areas. Soon after the announcement, several Native American tribes sued the Trump administration saying that he was "attempting to, in effect, abolish the Bears Ears National Monument.” Previously, President Obama announced that he would protect the monuments but the Republicans believed this wasn't within the powers of the executive branch. The power being demonstrated here is most closely related to the Chief Legislator. However, it seems that Trump is doing more than just promoting the cuts. If the Republicans thought it was an overreach of power for Obama to protect the lands, why would it be ok for Trump to destroy them?
This article was about Trump's attempt to fire Robert Mueller. However, the White House counsel, Donald McGahn, threatened to quit if Trump did so. It is likely that Trump will not answer any questions about the subject because it could possibly incriminate him. This article demonstrated a limit to the president's power called The Bureaucracy where government employees can refuse to carry out his orders. Mueller doesn't really have control over whether or not he gets fired by McGahn refused in a way by threatening that he would quit.
The Supreme Court denied a request from Trump to decide whether he an his administration can shut down a program that protects 700,000 young immigrants from being deported. As a result, the Dreamers "could remain in legal limbo for many months unless Congress acts to make their status permanent." The Supreme Court's ruling will temporarily shield immigrants who already signed up for DACA from deportation until a decision is made. This is an example of a limit on the presidents power. Although the proposal was not declared unconstitutional, it was still rejected by the court which means that will not be put into effect.
Visitors from 8 different countries face when trying to immigrate to the US or get visitor visas. Trump and his administration created a new travel ban after the first one was denied by the court. Countries like Iran and Syria are considered state sponsors of terrorism by the State Department. Other countries were banned as a result of poor information sharing or terrorism. This article shows an example of the president's power to promote programs. At first the court blocked the travel ban but after revisions to the document as well as evaluations from Homeland Security and the State Department, it went through. It shows that the president cant just come up with a program and automatically have it implemented.