What Donald Trump learned in his first 100 days

US President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One as he departed Atlanta on Friday.

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The president and his team learned an obvious lesson that they mocked on the campaign trail: They can’t do it alone.

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President Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought “profound change” to Washington.

Yvonne Abraham

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The question is worth asking, given the fact that he seems to care only about the states he won in last year’s election.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/30/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_NZ7BP.jpg Surprise: Trump attacks news media, again

As prominent journalists were gathering in Washington, the president issued a scathing attack during an appearance in Pennsylvania’s capital.

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Massachusetts voters have not warmed to President Trump, with 53 percent giving him a “very unfavorable” rating in a new poll.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/05933794.jpg Samantha Bee got Will Ferrell to roast Trump — in character as George W. Bush

Ferrell showed up as a surprise special guest to reprise his famed impersonation.

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In a sit-down where the two discussed the past and future of liberalism, the joke using President Trump’s derogatory nickname for Warren did not go over well.

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US economic growth slowed to 0.7 percent in the first quarter.

Boston, MA - 4/29/2017 - People take part in a rally to support climate solutions on Boston Common in Boston, MA, April 29, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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Thousands rally on Boston Common to demand action on climate change

Thousands of people rallied at the Boston Common for action on climate change.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for president, but President Donald Trump is preemptively knocking her at a speech to the NRA.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_NP8K3.jpg Trump handed out maps of his Electoral College win to reporters this week

The memory of the 2016 election may be fading for many, but it seems the results are still on President Donald Trump’s mind.

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What Donald Trump learned in his first 100 days

The president and his team learned an obvious lesson that they mocked on the campaign trail: They can’t do it alone.

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Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

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Jim O’Sullivan writes about politics for The Boston Globe. Previously, he was White House correspondent and chief analyst for National Journal in Washington, D.C.

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.