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  • January 31, 2017—President Donald Trump announced he would keep a 2014 executive order signed by former President Obama that gave protected status to homosexual employees of the government and federal contractors.[1][2] Additionally, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly derailed a proposed executive order protecting religious liberty at the same time.[3] However, supporters of homosexual privileges claimed that a March 27, 2017 order, which repealed much of Obama's 2014 executive order, went against Trump's statement to keep the 2014 Obama order (which, if true, would annul this supposed failure).[4]
  • February 2, 2017—Trump stated that building new settlements in the West Bank "may not be helpful" to achieving peace in the Middle East, and he appeared to shift his formerly strong stance on moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as he had previously stated.[5]
  • President Trump did not sign an executive order ending "no gun zones" on schools early in his presidency as promised.[6]
  • February 2017—Despite enacting a crackdown on illegal immigration,[7] the Trump Administration took a softer stance of illegal immigration than many conservatives had hoped and as the Left had expected.[8] President Trump announced he would keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program started in 2012 which basically allows illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to stay.[9][10] DHS Secretary John Kelly confirmed this in early-June 2017.[11][12] Through early June 2017, the Trump Administration approved 125,000 new or renewed DACA permits, to the strong dismay of conservatives.[13] The DHS made this action (or lack of) official on June 15, 2017.[14] Additionally, although giving de facto amnesty to less illegal immigrants than Obama did in his last three months in office, the Trump Administration put nearly 55,000 additional illegal immigrants under the Temporary Protected Status program.[15]
  • President Trump and congressional Republicans did not repeal and replace ObamaCare immediately or quickly as promised.[16] They failed to agree on or pass a replacement bill for ObamaCare as a part of 2017 budget reconciliation. They withdrew the bill to avoid losing a vote on the House floor.[17][18] This may not have been a total failure, as polling indicated that only 17% of Americans supported the bill,[19] and its passage would have likely led the GOP to an electoral failure in 2018.[20] Some commentators have stated that Trump used this failure in order to further his agenda in the long run,[21] and Trump himself made clear he was not finished with the issue.[22]
  • As of early April 2017, several Obama-holdovers still hold their positions in the Trump Administration with little to no indication of leaving.[23][24] As of March 9, 2017, President Trump has not fired Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, who targeted conservative groups under the Obama Administration.[25] The holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency engaged in undermining President Trump's agenda of securing the southern border.[26] President Trump also appointed at least one NeverTrump individual to the White House.[27]
  • May 10, 2017—By one vote, the U.S. Senate failed to block an Obama-era regulation on drilling through the Congressional Review Act.[28][29]
  • It was reported in late-May and early-June 2017 that despite government and media statements to the contrary,[7][30] the Trump Administration had not made any real change from the Obama Administration's "catch-and-release" policies when apprehending illegal immigrants.[31]
  • Due to confirmation delays in the Senate, many leaders of the agencies in charge of border security still had "acting" status well into Trump's presidency, something which prevented agencies from implementing stronger immigration enforcement policies.[32]
  • Although President Trump did not proclaim the month of June as "LGBT Pride month," the Pentagon continued its annual "LGBT pride celebration."[33]
  • The Trump Administration sold Qatar $12 billion in weapons despite criticizing it for funding terrorism.[34]
  • June 2017—Jason Chaffetz, a Tea Party Republican who had just retired as the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, stated that the Trump Administration was not any more transparent than the Obama Administration.[35]
  • It was reported in June 2017 that the Trump Administration officials continued Obama's advancement of transgender ideology into public schools.[36]
  • Craine, Patrick B. (January 31, 2017). BREAKING: Trump won’t overturn Obama’s special rights for LGBT gov’t workers. Life Site News. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  • Rodriguez, Katherine (January 31, 2017). Trump to Keep Obama Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ Federal Workers. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  • LaBarbera, Peter (February 9, 2017). Ivanka Trump, husband reportedly stopped religious freedom order; Pence affirms pro-LGBT rights move. LifeSiteNews.com. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  • O'Hara, Mary Emily (March 29, 2017). LGBTQ Advocates Say Trump’s New Executive Order Makes Them Vulnerable to Discrimination. NBC News. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  • Trump to Israel: Settlements ‘may not help’ achieve peace in the Middle East. Fox News. February 3, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  • Neidig, Harper (May 20, 2016). Trump at NRA: 'We're getting rid of gun-free zones' if I'm elected. The Hill. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  • 7.0 7.1 Berger, Judson (February 21, 2017). DHS secretary orders immigration agent hiring surge, end to 'catch-and-release'. Fox News. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  • Dinan, Stephen (June 18, 2017). Trump’s immigration policies keep advocates on their toes. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  • Kopan, Tal; Jarrett, Laura (February 21, 2017). Trump keeps DACA but chips away at barriers to deportation. CNN. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  • Munro, Neil (April 21, 2017). Trump OKs DACA Amnesty: ‘This Is a Case of Heart’. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  • Dinan, Stephen (June 7, 2017). DHS chief says he’s not deporting Dreamers, suggests Congress grant full legalization. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  • Clark, Alex (June 8, 2017). DHS John Kelly: ‘Not Targeting DACA’ For Repatriation. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  • Binder, John (June 14, 2017). Nearly 55K Illegal Aliens Given ‘Protection’ under Trump, Says Fed Report. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  • Kodjak, Alison (February 6, 2017). Trump, congressional GOP back off from immediate Obamacare repeal. MPR News (from NPR). Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  • Chakraborty, Barnini (March 24, 2017). Trump blames Democrats for GOP health care bill failure, says ObamaCare is 'imploding'. Fox News. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  • Spiering, Charlie (March 24, 2017). Donald Trump Blames Democrats for Health Care Failure, Promises Better Plan in the Future. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  • Munro, Neil (March 24, 2017). Polls: GOP Legislators Dodged 2018 Headache When Leaders Dropped Ryancare. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  • Munro, Neil (March 30, 2017). House Freedom Caucus Saved GOP Majority from Ryancare Disaster, Says Voter Study. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  • Pollak, Joel B. (March 24, 2017). Health Care Bill’s Failure: Just Part of the ‘Art of the Deal’. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  • Weber, Joseph (March 25, 2017). Trump signals new hope for ObamaCare overhaul, says 'Do not worry!'. Fox News. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  • Meet Obama Holdovers Still in Trump’s Government. Breitbart News. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  • Ortiz, Ildefonso (April 5, 2017). Brandon Darby: Border Patrol Agents Feel Betrayed by the Trump Administration. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  • Singman, Brooke (March 9, 2017). Republicans want to know why Trump hasn't fired the IRS head. Fox News. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  • Darby, Brandon; Ortiz, Ildefonso (April 18, 2017). EXCLUSIVE: Officials Defy Trump’s Promises: 40 Miles of Border Ordered Unpatrolled. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  • Boyle, Matthew (April 25, 2017). Never Trump Movement Leader, Former Jeb Bush Staffer Helen Aguirre Ferre Infiltrates White House. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  • Cama, Timothy; Henry, Devin (May 10, 2017). Senate rejects repeal of Obama drilling rule. The Hill. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  • Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling. Fox News. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  • Pfeiffer, Alex (April 24, 2017). Data Shows How ‘Catch And Release’ Has Ended Under Trump. The Daily Caller. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  • Kolb, Joseph J. (May 31, 2017). Border agents say ‘acting’ status of agency chiefs has hampered enforcement efforts. Fox News. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  • Scarborough, Rowan (June 11, 2017). Pentagon continues LGBT pride celebration; conservatives say it’s a shame in Trump administration. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  • "Trump sells Qatar $12 billion of U.S. weapons days after accusing it of funding terrorism", CBS News, June 14, 2017. Retrieved on June 15, 2017. 
  • Marcos, Cristina (June 19, 2017). Chaffetz: Trump administration 'almost worse' than Obama's on transparency. The Hill. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  • Berry, Susan (June 23, 2017). Donald Trump’s Deputies Quietly Push Transgender Ideology Onto Schools. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 23, 2017.