Track Trump website focuses on president’s first 100 days

If you want to follow what Donald Trump administration’s does in its first 100 days, there’s a website for that.

Track Trump, backed by Silicon Valley’s Sam Altman of Y Combinator, aims to track the promises that the new president has made and what happens to them. The promises are drawn from Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter,” the administration’s 100-day “action plan.”

Those promises include funding the building of the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, “with the full understanding that the country of Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall.” Others: Repeal Obamacare; withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Trump just signed an executive order about this Monday); renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA; enact “new ethics reforms to drain the swamp.” At least one promise Silicon Valley tech companies are watching closely is “allow American corporations to repatriate money at a 10% rate.”

Right now, the update under the Obamacare-repeal promise says Trump has signed an executive order saying he will pursue the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and asking federal agencies to “minimize [its] economic burden.” But Track Trump says “it is unclear what this particular executive order will impact immediately, particularly before nominee Tom Price is confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary.”

Altman talked with CNN about the new site, and said it’s an attempt to sift through all the noise.

“So much gets distracted by political theater and crazy tweets,” Altman told CNN.

The Y Combinator president — who during the presidential campaign compared Trump to Hitler but defended Y Combinator’s decision not to sever ties with Trump supporter Peter Thiel — and three others run the site. Two of them will run the site full time, including a former organizer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to CNN.

 

Photo: President Donald Trump signs an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)

 

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  • Dave

    OK this is good, but the hipocracy is boundless, this kind of scrutiny should be put on any President regardless of popularity and party affiliation, as long as the sources are credibility, and objectively verifiable. Too much fake news on the Web must be filtered from factual information.

  • This is something good to skip. Silicon Valley is the world’s joke today. I’ve had my Yahoo email address for 12 years or more, and today it takes an average of 60 seconds to open an average text email, no matter whether on my several Apple devices at home, or at other wi-fi locations. Yahoo is a perfect example of how U.S. Internet services for average citizens are 30 times slower than in South Korea. If you use the Web to watch porn or Netflix movies, I imagine it works well enough. People say our public education sucks badly, but it’s all part of the grand Democrat scam – the party of slavery and apartheid, not to mention the Klan, Harry Truman, Robert Byrd, etc. Maybe under Trump we can send and receive emails in real-time, and either get the USPS out of the package business, or force them to deliver. Y-Combinator? Try Roto-Rooter.

    • jpsilvashy

      Silicon Valley is absolutely not the same in any way as your ISP. Your ISP is likely to blame for the terrible internet speeds you have. And you’re right, those businesses, AOL-TW, Comcast, etc… they are all corrupt, but why blame Silicon Valley? Silicon valley brought you the very devices you mentioned you check your email on, and the services you depend on.

 
 
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