The story of the Trump administration has been clumsy but meaningful action where action is possible. Congress is an impenetrable swamp and so the only legislative proposals that have passed have been a tax cut that Paul Ryan worked on for 20 years, and a bipartisan criminal justice reform proposal.
In the Senate, Mitch McConnell has rammed through judge after judge, ensuring the legacy of the Trump Administration will long outlive the president. And in the executive branch, steely-eyed think tank alums and former corporate sector bureaucrats have donned their protective eyewear and taken a chainsaw to the federal code of regulations. For every one new regulation the Trump bureaucracy creates, a staggering 13 are repealed.