On Wednesday, The Washington Post published a list of the key promises made by outgoing President Donald Trump — and compared them to his actual record.
"Back when Trump won the presidency, The Post's Jenna Johnson offered an indispensable look at just how much Trump had promised he would do as president — 282 items, to be exact," reported Aaron Blake. "It was, to put it lightly, a lot. Perhaps in large part due to his lack of political expertise, and perhaps in larger part due to his showman persona and his willingness to just say, well, anything, his mouth wrote a lot of checks that his actions couldn't cash (so to speak)."
By Blake's reckoning, Trump only kept 32 of those promises — about 11 percent.
Some of the promises he did keep included renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, eliminating the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, and starting nuclear talks with North Korea.
But it pales in comparison to the much longer list of promises he broke — including to build a full border wall and make Mexico pay for it, repeal the ACA outright, create 25 million jobs, eliminate the national debt, bring home overseas manufacturing, wipe out gangs, lower crime, eliminate illegal immigration, abolish birthright citizenship, spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure, and "drain the swamp" of Washington.
You can read the full list here.