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Executive Branch

What are the president’s powers? Who’s limiting them?

Federal court allows part of Trump's latest travel ban to kick in
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Federal court allows part of Trump's latest travel ban to kick in

This past November part of Trump’s travel ban was past. In his travel ban he plans on limiting visas from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Which many people note are majority Muslim countries. Trump states that this ban on immigration is for the purpose of fighting terrorism, while others believe it is part of Trump’s Muslim ban he promised during his candidacy. With the current state of Trump’s ban those sealing visas that have ties to the United States through relatives, jobs, businesses of educational institutions will be able to file for a visa. Some believe this is the right choice made my our president for the safety of our country. Some people disagree with this ban and believe it is racist and unneeded. This current partial ban only temporary and there will be more court ruling on it.

Here Trump is showing his powers has party leader and chief legislator. During his campaign he declared he would impose a Muslim ban and some are viewing this ban as that. As chief legislator he is promoting his ban of security and fighting terrorism to the United States. In this he is also fighting public opinion and the federal courts. In both places there are people fighting and supporting his ban.

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How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security
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How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security

Congress and others view that Trump is not taking a strong enough stand with national security and thus they are taking back control. They believed that Trump's military budget proposal of $603 billion was not enough so they raised it to $640 billion dollars. Congress has also passed a bill that allows them to revoke Trump's bills on rolling back sanctions on Russia. In their eyes Trump has also failed to take action, ignored suggestions or failed to realize the severity of a situation over the years and so they are beginning to take more action and more control of the United States national security.

Here you can see the congressional limitations or powers being exposed. They do not like Trump's actions or more lack of actions here so they are taking the lead: blocking bills, raising budgets and so much more. This is showing the limitations that the President has. The president is not capable of making whatever decisions they want but must have the approval and support of congress in order to move forward,

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Donald Trump confirms US will quit Paris climate agreement
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Donald Trump confirms US will quit Paris climate agreement

Trump has chosen to remove the United States from the Paris Climate agreement. The Paris climate agreement is an agreement between all but two, now three, countries to watch and control pollution and emissions to prevent further damage to our world and climate change. The U.S. has now joined Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries outside the Paris agreement. Trump believes removing the United States from this agreement will help to better stabilize our economy, saying that the Paris agreement was costing us a vast fortune. Trump intends to try to renegotiate the Paris agreement for better terms for the United States in the future, also stating that "If we can, that’s great. If we can’t, that’s fine.” Many people, including our former president, climate scientist and even Trump's daughter Ivanka, argue and believe that the United States should have stayed in the Paris Agreement. Many believing that leaving it is a major mistake for our country and that we are ruining the earth for future generations.

Here Trump is exercising his title of Chief Diplomat. As Chief Diplomat he is incharge of opting into and opting out of treaties and agreements with other countries. This is not the first agreement that Trump has had an influence on and I am sure it will not be the last.

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Here's the full list of President Donald Trump's executive orders
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Here's the full list of President Donald Trump's executive orders

Ever since Trump has entered his Presidency he has been making changes. Hours after being sworn in Trump began signing executive orders to either reverse regulations set by our previous president, Obama, or to fulfill some of his campaign promises. With in Trump's first 100 days he signed more executive orders than any other recent president has. Some of his orders include: "Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety", "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth", and "Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens".

Here Trump is Using his Chief Executive powers. Included with his title of Chief Executive he is able to give pardons, have ambassador appointments, make executive orders and more. Here he is exercising his executive order powers. An executive order is "a rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law". Thus far in Trump's presidency he has signed over 50 executive orders, with more sure to come.

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