7 Numbers That Shaped President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

These are a few of the numbers that have defined President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.
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Prior to taking office on January 20, Donald Trump released a 100-day action plan in which he vowed to "Make America Great again." Saturday, April 29, marks his 100th day in office. While many suggest 100 days is too short a time to assess the commander-in-chief, others argue that a president's first 100 days set the tone for his entire term.

The week prior to Trump's first 100 days proved to be a flurry of activity. Trump signed three executive orders and threatened to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. But after a "pleasant and productive" conversation with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Enrique Pena Nieto, Trump agreed to renegotiate the agreement.

As the minutes tick down to day 100, take a look at some of the numbers that have defined Trump's early days in office.

24 Trump Cabinet Picks
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24 Trump Cabinet Picks

President Trump chose 24 cabinet members in the first 100 days of his presidency. The member of the Trump cabinet confirmed most recently was Sonny Perdue, USDA Secretary of Agriculture, on April 24.

On his 100th day, former president Barrack Obama was three positions short on cabinet members, including Attorney General and Secretaries of Labor and Commerce. Obama's final confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch came 161 days into his presidential term.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — who was confirmed on February 7 after a tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence — is possibly the most controversial of the Trump cabinet picks. Protesters briefly blocked DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., middle school just days after her confirmation. That incident, as well as an unusually high number of threats, led to the hiring of additional security detail, which will reportedly cost taxpayers $8 million over an eight-month period.

The first action President Trump took after his inauguration was to sign an executive order that sought to minimize the economic burden of the Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as Obamacare — until it could be repealed and replaced. Although the order gives few specifics, it waives penalty taxes for uninsured individuals, saving them up to $2,085.

There were seven Trump executive orders signed within the president's first 12 days, which is only two fewer than Obama during that same time frame. By 100 days in, Trump has far surpassed Obama's 19 presidential executive orders.

To date, Trump has signed 30 executive orders, more than any other president. The president with the second-highest number of executive orders is Lyndon Johnson, who signed 26.

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NameCabinet PositionNet WorthDate Confirmed
Alexander AcostaSecretary of LaborUnknown28-Apr
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr.Secretary of Housing and Urban Development$30 million2-Mar
Elaine L. ChaoSecretary of Transportation$25.6 million31-Jan
Daniel CoatsDirector of National Intelligence$4.715-Mar
Nikki R. HaleyRepresentative of the United States to the United NationsUnknown24-Jan
John F. KellySecretary of Homeland Security$4 million20-Jan
Robert LighthizerU.S. Trade RepresentativeUnknownVote expected soon
James MattisSecretary of Defense$7.2 million20-Jan
Linda E. McMahonAdministrator of the Small Business Administration$1.2 billion13-Feb
Steven T. MnuchinSecretary of the Treasury$621 million13-Feb
Mick MulvaneyDirector of the Office of Management and Budget$2.5 million16-Feb
Michael R. PenceVice President$2 millionN/A
Sonny PerdueSecretary of Agriculture$2.2 million24-Apr
James Richard PerrySecretary of Energy$3 million2-Mar
Mike PompeoDirector of the Central IntelligenceUnknown23-Jan
Thomas Price9-Feb$18.7 million9-Feb
Reince PriebusWhite House Chief of StaffUnknownN/A
Scott PruittAdministrator of the Environmental Protection Agency$600,00017-Feb
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.Secretary of Commerce$2.9 billion27-Feb
Jeff SessionsAttorney General$7.4 million9-Feb
David J. ShulkinSecretary of Veterans Affairs$16.7 million13-Feb
Rex W. TillersonSecretary of State$385 million1-Feb
Ryan ZinkeSecretary of the Interior$865,0001-Feb
30 Executive Orders Signed
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30 Executive Orders Signed

The first action President Trump took after his inauguration was to sign an executive order that sought to minimize the economic burden of the Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as Obamacare — until it could be repealed and replaced. Although the order gives few specifics, it waives penalty taxes for uninsured individuals, saving them up to $2,085.

There were seven Trump executive orders signed within the president's first 12 days, which is only two fewer than Obama during that same time frame. By 100 days in, Trump has signed 30 executive orders, which far surpasses Obama's 19. See a full list of Trump's executive orders below.

31 Days Spent at Trump Golf Courses and Properties
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31 Days Spent at Trump Golf Courses and Properties

President Trump might keep a hectic schedule, but that doesn't mean he's locked in the Oval Office. In Trump's first 100 days in office, he spent slightly less than one-third of those days at one of his luxurious Trump golf courses and properties.

The president used his time at his properties — most notably his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida — to mix business with some leisure time. He focused on diplomatic relations with China's president Xi Jinping in early April, and he hosted Japanese Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife in February. Cabinet members, senators and other notables met or golfed with Trump during his stays.

Each trip to Mar-a-Lago might be costing taxpayers in excess of $1 million. While the White House is still working on exact figures, law enforcement overtime in Palm Beach County alone runs $60,000 per day. Air Force One costs about $142,380 per flying hour. Each time the president visits, special equipment like his armored limo and transport helicopter are shipped to the area. Additionally, security must sweep and prep the area before his arrival.

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61% Reduction in Illegal Immigrants Apprehended
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61% Reduction in Illegal Immigrants Apprehended

Since President Trump's election in November, border crossing apprehensions have decreased steadily. The number of people who have illegally crossed the border peaked at an all-time high of nearly 67,000 individuals in October 2016.

During his first week in office, Trump signed an executive order directing agencies to "deploy all lawful means to secure the Nation's southern border to prevent further illegal immigration into the United States." The order also provided for U.S. Customs and Border protection to hire 5,000 more border patrol agents.

In February, illegal border-crossers arrested totaled 23,570, the lowest number in the past five years. By March 31 — 70 days into Trump's presidency — the number of illegal immigrants arrested dropped to 16,600.

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine estimates that taxpayers shell out $296 billion for the current immigration system each year. Each illegal immigrant deported costs taxpayers an average of $10,854 for food, housing and transport back to his country of origin.

$4 Billion in Potential Border Taxes
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$4 Billion in Potential Border Taxes

President Trump didn't take long signing an executive order to begin work on a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Exactly where the money will come from, however, remains a mystery.

What isn't a mystery is how much it's expected to cost. Trump's proposed America First Budget rolls out an estimate of $4 billion in the first two years of construction. However, that won't build the entire wall, according to Director Mick Mulvaney.

Although Trump insists the U.S. has enough leverage on Mexico to force the country to pay for the wall, the initial funds will come from U.S. taxpayers' pockets.

One proposed solution involves a border tax on all goods coming from Mexico. If the tax becomes a reality, expect it to dip into your wallet, as you could see higher prices on everything from fruits and vegetables to gasoline.

$18 Billion of Cuts in Trump Budget Plan
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$18 Billion of Cuts in Trump Budget Plan

On March 16, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced President Donald Trump's latest news: the proposed America First budget. The 2017 Trump budget plan contains $18 billion in cuts from some agencies, with the money being redistributed elsewhere.

The budget proposes a 31 percent reduction within the Environmental Protection Agency, the largest budget cut for any agency. Money saved would go toward $54 billion in additional defense spending, plus more money for border enforcement, law enforcement, school choice and veteran care.

The Trump budget plan is by no means a done deal. "This budget does not address the big-picture items such as policy changes, revenue flows, tax policy, mandatory spending," Mulvaney said. "This is simply the topline spending budget. That's why we call it the budget blueprint, and not the full budget. That full budget, which will contain all the rest of those pieces and parts, will be released in May."

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600,000 Jobs Created
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600,000 Jobs Created

Even before taking office, President Trump negotiated to bring jobs back to the U.S. During his first week in office, he met with leaders from top manufacturing companies and labor unions to encourage them to reinvest in America and to negotiate bringing jobs back to the country. More than two dozen companies make up his Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, to share insights on bringing work back to American soil.

Earlier this month, Trump announced that the administration has thus far created more than 600,000 jobs — including 37,000 in the manufacturing industry — since he took office in January. Trump's jobs numbers are contested by a variety of media outlets.

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Net Worth Figures According to Bloomberg: Elaine Chao, James Mattis, Linda McMahon, Steven Mnuchin, Mick Mulvaney, Sonny Perdue, Thomas Price, Scott Pruitt, Wilbur Ross, Jeff Sessions, David Shulkin, Rex Tillerson and Ryan Zinke. Net Worth Figures According to CelebrityNetWorth.com: Benjamin Carson, Betsy DeVos, Mike Pence and Rick Perry. Net Worth Figures According to Forbes: John Kelly. Daniel Coats' net worth was estimated in 2014 by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Lisa Christy assisted in the reporting of this article.