Is President Donald Trump Keeping His Promises? The Apps for Tracking Trump and the Administration
Feb 28, 2017 11:40 AM EST
With President Donald Trump determined to establish a sweeping agenda during his first 100 days as U.S. president, citizens across the country have taken interest in keeping his official announcements and policies in check. Even lawyers have been monitoring Trump’s approach to legislation, from deportation policies to job creation opportunities, thereby underlining the need to utilize technology, such as apps for tracking Trump and his progress.
For legal counsel professionals, comprehensive apps for tracking Trump are currently being used to keep up with the developments in the administration. For instance, the Cabinet Center for Administrative Transition (CCAT) designed by the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is specifically used to aid legal professionals and businesses to gain insight on Trump’s developments by means of expert commentary.
The CCAT has been described as a “curated repository” that touches on the administration’s pronouncements, policies and position papers relating to its financial service agenda. Despite being a part of the Cadwalader subscription service, access to CCAT is free of charge, although a registration process is required.
While the CCAT is focused on business law, the Trump Human Rights Tracker from the Columbia Law School is designed to monitor human rights issues. This app for tracking Trump follows the actions of the administration and their possible consequences on human rights. The Trump Human Rights Tracker was initially developed as a project of the school’s Rightslink, Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Institute together with the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.
The site has already listed the Trump administration’s decision to revoke transgender rights and withdrawing federal protection for the LGBT community. It then states the possible implications, such as challenging LGBT rights to education, healthcare, privacy and non-discrimination.
As for the Track Trump site, it is specifically designed to regularly check the administration’s developments in terms of the implementation of Trump’s promises made last year. A daily timeline view of the administration’s actions along with the president’s promise list can be easily understood as labels and color-coding for progress are applied.
A similar app for tracking Trump and his progress, the Trump Tracker provides the status of the president's promise list that is currently comprised of 186 items. These include the promises that Trump made in his campaign speeches and in his Contract with the American Voter, among others.