Checking on 13 of Trump’s biggest campaign promises, one year later

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump had had a signature a list of promises that’s proved to be a guide for what he’s prioritized as president.

Now, one year into his administration, some promises have been kept– while others haven’t– and the results are mixed.

Here is where things stand on 13 of those promises:

1. Build the wall

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A worker stands next to a newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Jan. 25, 2017.

Many details about the proposed wall along the U.S. southern border– including how it would be paid for and when and where it would be built– are still unanswered, but the administration has taken steps to fulfill Trump’s much-touted campaign promise.

In August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced four vendors had been selected to design and build prototypes made of “reinforced concrete” and four other vendors were selected to build prototypes made of non-concrete materials. All eight prototypes have been built and tested but no decision has been announced.

2. Ending Obamacare

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President Donald Trump celebrates with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Efforts by congressional Republicans to help Trump keep his promise to repeal Obamacare ended– at least for now– in July, when a GOP-controlled Senate failed to pass a so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act.

In December, Republicans were able to repeal a key provision of Obamacare when the president signed the GOP tax reform plan, which eliminates the individual mandate that required people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

3. Travel ban

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Police officers block demonstrators from marching on the lower roadway during a protest against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, at Los Angeles International Airport on Jan. 29, 2017.

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