What Donald Trump learned in his first 100 days

US President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One as he departed Atlanta on Friday.


Donald Trump and his team learned in their first 100 days an obvious lesson that they mocked on the campaign trail: They can’t do it alone.

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President Trump declared to the crowd: ‘‘The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.’’

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What Donald Trump learned in his first 100 days

Donald Trump and his team learned in their first 100 days an obvious lesson that they mocked on the campaign trail: They can’t do it alone.

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