ULM political science professor looks at President Trump's first 100 days

What's the impact on Louisiana?

April 29, 2017 - 6:17 am

WWL.com Reporting

President Donald Trump has reached 100 days in office, but what does that mean for Louisiana? ULM political science professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says Mr. Trump’s first 100 days in office have been turbulent and unorthodox. He says there’s been very little direct policy change at the federal level under the new administration.

“I don’t think any particular state is better off or worse at this point in time in his first 100 days,” Stockley said.

But Mr. Trump has won the support of Louisiana’s congressional delegation, business leaders, and officials from the oil and gas industry. Stockley says the president hasn’t really done anything at this point to help or hurt them one way or the other.

“Their support is largely symbolic. He is a conservative Republican, and they will support him for being a conservative Republican until he gives evidence or a reason not to,” Stockley said.

Stockley says it’s not surprising policy changes have not yet been made because the federal process takes a while.

“He hasn’t accomplished much, but let’s not condemn his presidency yet for lacking any one significant policy. It’s going to take time,” Stockley said.


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