With just one week left until his presidency reaches the 100-day milestone, Donald Trump has very little to show for it. Full of energy and fresh off the campaign trail, a newly inaugurated president will generally try to implement as numerous policies that helped them get elected as possible.
President Donald Trump doesn't want to be judged under the same standards applied to all other modern presidents: With his administration marking its 100th day on April 29, Trump posted a message on Twitter Friday lamenting how unfair it is to grade his accomplishments in such a short timeframe.
The "ridiculous standard" Trump speaks of is the expectation that he actually do something beyond cheap publicity stunts and distractions from the Russian Federation scandal that threatens to keep him from seeing a second 100 days. In addition, he has signed multiple executive orders meant to roll back policies of the Obama administration.
There are at least two dozen times Trump has said on the record that he would release his taxes, but it seems like this is yet another broken promise.
In fact, the president made quite a big deal of his 100-day plan to voters and reporters as early as the end of October in a speech given during his visit to Gettysburg.
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended the Trump administration's accomplishments.
Trump slams 'first 100 days' after embracing it
That is, until you realize Lowry and Rubin are far right Never Trumpers, making it a four to one advantage for the anti-Trump faction.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is struggling just to keep the lights on. Politico reports that the intervention of Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney has complicated bipartisan negotiations, raising tensions on Capitol Hill by insisting on measures that would hand Trump a nice Day 100 win, such as funding for his border wall or a crackdown on sanctuary cities. His disapproval rating was higher, at 51 percent.
Trump has only a few months of the presidency under his belt, but most former presidents have fared far better in public opinion surveys during that same time.
Kellyanne Conway argued Friday on "America's Newsroom" that Trump should be given an "A" grade, given the problems he inherited.
Nearly as many, 37 percent, gave him a "D" or an 'F'.
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