Editors, News Directors:
President Donald Trump will mark his 100th day in office on April 29, 2017. The Associated Press plans a package of stories, photos, interactives and video pieces that will examine and assess the period between his inauguration on Jan. 20 and the 100th day, a milestone set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The package will look at the state of his campaign promises, his actions so far and look at how this very unusual president has changed the office.
The package will begin moving on Sunday, April 23 and end on April 29.
SUNDAY, April 23:
TRUMP 100-EDUCATION OF DONALD TRUMP — There’s a reason President Donald Trump wistfully talks about his winning campaign every chance he gets: Governing is hard. In his first 100 days, he’s seen the executive branch blocked by the other two. The courts rejected his travel ban. Congress — led by his own Republican Party — rejected his health care attempt. His “America first” campaign rhetoric has crumbled when faced by the daunting challenges of conflict overseas. After 100 days, the political novice president is still struggling to score some governing victories. By Julie Bykowicz, Ken Thomas and Vivian Salama. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.
With: TRUMP 100-CONGRESS — It was supposed to be easy for President Donald Trump to get his agenda through Congress. After all, Republicans control both houses of Congress. The New York businessman quickly learned that the fractious GOP can be difficult to unite, with conservatives and moderates willing to challenge the new president at nearly every turn. By Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
MONDAY, April 24:
TRUMP 100-PROMISES — Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast and regulations from the Obama era are unraveling. But President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office has been largely been a story of outrageously bold promises left unfulfilled. He’s abandoned a number of his promises and did not deliver on the ambitious timing of others, all while staying true to one essential bargain from the campaign: “I’m so unpredictable.” By Cal Woodward and Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. With AP Interactive tracking the specific promises made in Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter.” Refire with possible updates on Saturday, April 29.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25:
TRUMP 100-VOICES FROM OVERSEAS — Voices from around the world talk about how the Trump presidency has changed their views of America and its role in the world. Staff. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos, video: AP Television and online edit.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26:
TRUMP 100-LETTERS FROM AMERICA — They are young and old: a high school student who can’t yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the country and all walks of life. One hundred days into Donald Trump’s presidency, The Associated Press returned to some of the people featured in stories about him and his policies to ask them to write a letter to the president, evaluating the job he’s done so far and looking ahead to what they hope comes next. By The Associated Press. UPCOMING: Text, photos, video.
TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY – A look at the number of things President Donald Trump has said or done on foreign policy and what this could mean for the next 100 days and first year in office. AP Television and online edit.
EARLY THURSDAY, APRIL 27
TRUMP 100-FIVE MOMENTS THAT MATTER — The Trump presidency has been a blitz of controversy, disruption, tweetstorms and surprising moments. Here are five that changed the course of Trump’s first 100 days and possibly beyond. By Darlene Superville and Catherine Lucey. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos, video: AP Television edits and online package.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
TRUMP 100-CEO PRESIDENT— Donald Trump won the presidency by saying that only a businessman such as himself had the know-how to fix the country. If Abraham Lincoln had a team of rivals, Trump planned to surround himself with a team of CEOs to hash out new trade deals and smooth over the differences between Democrats and Republicans. Yet 100 days into Trump’s presidency, the same skills that helped him in the C-suite have hurt him in the Oval Office, according to management experts. By Josh Boak. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video: AP Television and online edit.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
TRUMP 100 -THE PRESIDENCY —With his tweets and his bravado, Donald Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office. He’s flouted conventions of the institution by holding on to his business, hiring family members as advisers and refusing to release his tax returns. He’s tested conventional political wisdom by eschewing travel, church, transparency, discipline, consistency and decorum. But the presidency is also having an impact on Trump, prompting him, at times, to play the role of traditional president. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace. UPCOMING: 900 words.
TRUMP 100-TWITTER — President Donald Trump’s presidency has played out in increments of 140-character of less. Combative, inaccurate, ALL CAPS and memorable, Trump’s Twitter feed offers startling insight into how he relates to the Americans he’s trying to lead. By Jonathan Lemire.
PHOTO AND VIDEO ONLY
— A package of 100 photos representing the first 100 days.
— Video interview with White House photographers about covering President Donald Trump’s first 100 days.
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