Trump says he's accomplished 'a lot' in his first 100 days

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By Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:17 BST, 21 April 2017 | Updated: 14:32 BST, 21 April 2017

President Donald Trump pushed back this morning on unflattering portrayals of his first 100 days in office as blunder-filled and lacking in legislative achievements.

Trump said he's done 'a lot' in the time frame and blasted it as an arbitrary standard. 

He offered his successful appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court as example of his speedy work. 

'No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!' he said. 

President Donald Trump pushed back this morning on unflattering portrayals of his first 100 days in office as blunder-filled and lacking in legislative achievements.
President Donald Trump pushed back this morning on unflattering portrayals of his first 100 days in office as blunder-filled and lacking in legislative achievements.

President Donald Trump pushed back this morning on unflattering portrayals of his first 100 days in office as blunder-filled and lacking in legislative achievements.

He offered his successful appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court as example of his speedy work
He offered his successful appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court as example of his speedy work

He offered his successful appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court as example of his speedy work

The hundred-day standard has been used to judge every modern president's actions against their campaign promises, and Trump is no exception.

His administration has ratcheted up its self aggrandizing as the mile marker approaches, boasting about regulatory cuts and executive orders, strikes in Syria and Afghanistan, Gorsuch's confirmation and a 17-year-low in border crossings. 

Consumer confidence is also on the rise, officials have pointed out, and so is the stock market.

'No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days — that includes on military, on the border, on trade, on regulation, on law enforcement — we love our law enforcement — and on government reform,' Trump declared this week in Wisconsin.

Trump abandoned his predecessor's Pacific Rim trade deal and has his sights set on NAFTA. He got rid of Barack Obama's carbon rule, too, and could soon back out from the Paris climate agreement.

'I think what you’ve seen out of this White House is a very robust agenda of activity,' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. 'I think we’re very pleased with what the President has accomplished.'

But Trump is unlikely to have any real legislative achievements under his belt by April 29.

His first pass at Obamacare repeal went nowhere. He has not presented a tax package. An infrastructure improvement plan is also on hold, despite the fact that Trump's party controls Congress. 

'I think what you’ve seen out of this White House is a very robust agenda of activity,' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. 'I think we’re very pleased with what the President has accomplished'
'I think what you’ve seen out of this White House is a very robust agenda of activity,' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. 'I think we’re very pleased with what the President has accomplished'

'I think what you’ve seen out of this White House is a very robust agenda of activity,' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. 'I think we’re very pleased with what the President has accomplished'

Trump has failed to meet a number of his campaign promises on healthcare, trade and foreign policy.

The president said Thursday that Republicans will have a health care solution 'soon' but could not commit to having it done by the 100 day mark.

'I’d like to say next week, but...believe we will get it,' Trump said. 

His secretary of state called for a review of the Iran nuclear deal this week, but it will take 90 days and may not result in an end to the agreement Trump said he'd rip up.

The president made an about-face on China's alleged currency manipulation as he wooed leader Xi Jinping to take a more active role in the face-off with North Korea.

He changed his mind on Export-Import bank, which he had previously said should be eliminated, and the Federal Reserve's interest rate actions. After ripping Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Trump hinted last week that he might ask her to stay.

Voters give him his highest marks on terrorism, but even then Trump is still underwater at 49 percent in the latest Morning Consult poll.

Just 16 percent of voters gave him an 'A' for his overall work in the same survey. Combined with those that gave him a 'B' - 23 percent - a mere 39 percent of voters said the first-term president is doing a good job. Almost as many, 37 percent, gave him a 'D' or an 'F.'

His approval rating in Gallup's rolling poll has never reached above 50 percent since taking office.

At it's highest point, Trump was at 46 percent. His most recent score is 43 percent with 50 percent disapproving of him. 

 

 

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