Dems: Trump’s first 100 days full of broken promises to middle class

Dems: Trump’s first 100 days full of broken promises to middle class
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Democrats will disseminate a memo on Monday detailing President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary Trump defends Nielsen amid criticism over family separations MORE’s “broken promises to the middle class” during the first 100 days of his presidency, Politico Playbook first reported.

The memo details promises Democrats say Trump did not keep on issues ranging from healthcare to the economy, the budget and his signature campaign promise to “drain the swamp.”

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans | 'Zero tolerance' policy stirs fears in health community | New ObamaCare repeal plan Selling government assets would be a responsible move in infrastructure deal Ignore the naysayers trying to disrupt US diplomacy with North Korea MORE (D-N.Y.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez are all quoted in the memo, slamming Trump.

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“Unfortunately for America’s middle class and those struggling to get there, President Trump’s first one hundred days have been a series of broken promises,” Schumer said, according to the memo.

“So far he’s failed to be the champion for America’s workers that he promised he would be — backtracking from being tough on China when it comes to trade and failing to follow through on his promise to Buy American and Hire American.”

Perez, who has been appearing at rallies nationwide on a Democratic unity tour, said Americans will not stop “holding Trump accountable.”

“The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s administration have been full of chaos and carnage at the expense of American families,” said Perez.

“Just hours after taking office, Donald Trump made it harder for families to buy a home and since then he has attempted to take away health insurance from 24 million people, has made it harder to save for retirement, and is targeting immigrants and tearing apart families.”

Trump, who will reach the 100-day mark of his presidency on Saturday, is in the midst of negotiations over a new spending bill with lawmakers. Congress must pass legislation by the end of the week in order to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown. 

Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is currently at the heart of the fight over new legislation, as the administration pushes for funding of the wall.