Worst Hundred Days: Crybaby Trump Whines About ‘Ridiculous’ Standards as Benchmark Nears
Funny How The First 100 Days Marker was Never a Problem Before
Donald Trump’s first 100 Days are set to come to a close in a little more than a week, and he’s starting to publicly fret about the narrative that he hasn’t accomplished much at all. He made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act — a primary campaign pledge — his first legislative priority. That failed in embarrassing fashion. Trump stated in January that he would have a plan to combat hacking from malicious foreign hackers. It’s now Day Ninety-One and not a peep from the man who very well may hold his office due to foreign hacking. His entire presidency to this far has been marked by mass demonstrations and multiple investigations. And the odds of that “Great Wall” ever being built are declining by the day.
But despite overwhelming evidence of a failing presidency and record-low approval ratings, the president thinks he’s accomplished “a lot”. And if you think otherwise, it’s the media’s fault. In yet another pre-dawn tweet on Friday, Trump tried to dismiss the significance of the First 100 Days:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017
He calls it a ‘ridiculous standard’, yet he set even shorter ones for the lynchpins of his platform. 30 Days to defeat ISIS. 90 Days to combat hacking. Repealing the nation’s health care system and fixing the Department of Veteran’s Affairs “on day one“. The only “defense” for his inability to govern is an even bigger indictment of the 45th President. As Politico reported early in the term:
Being president is harder than Donald Trump thought, according to aides and allies who say that he’s growing increasingly frustrated with the challenges of running the massive federal bureaucracy.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt introduced the notion of the First 100 Days into our national political discourse in 1932. No successor has been able to come close to FDR’s legislative achievements within the timeframe, but each president has used the standard to at least advance an agenda or pass major legislation. The Trump presidency has steadily vacillated between neutral and reverse. A national security adviser was forced to resign in disgrace. The palace intrigue of continual shakeups among the president’s staff has left the media and the people clueless as to the order of operations within the West Wing. A dramatic change to the institutional rules of the Senate was required to confirm a Supreme Court Justice.
This isn’t media spin or manipulation. These are all facts. Generations from now President Donald J Trump may very well be the anti-FDR. He might be the gold standard for a president’s “Worst Hundred Days”. For once he should act like a President and take some accountability.
Photo credit: Getty Images/Donald Trump on Twitter.