There’s attention on the President’s “First 100 days.” Trump now calls it a ridiculous standard, even though he seemed to embrace it as a candidate.
With the clock running out on his first 100 days, Trump is now questioning the significance of the marker, tweeting: “No matter how much i accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, and it has been a lot (including (supreme court)), media will kill!”
The 100-day mark arrives next Saturday, with Trump saying, “I am asking the American people to dream big once again. What follows is my 100-day action plan to make America great again. It’s a contract between Donald J Trump and the American voter.”
Trump has followed through on his pledges to withdraw from the trans-pacific partnership, approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and put a new justice on the America’s highest court, the Supreme Court.
Outside of the confirmation of new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, much of what the President has accomplished has come in the form of executive action rather than legislation.
President Trump has signed 25-executive orders and 22-presidential memorandas on issues ranging from a lobbying ban to lifting regulations. President Donald Trump saying, “I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency.”
The President has also expressed his confidence that a new Obamacare repeal bill being negotiated by house Republicans will pass soon — although a vote by next week looks iffy.
Friday, the President teases some big news on tax reform next week saying, “We’ll have a big announcement Wednesday having to do with tax reform.”
Health care isn’t the most pressing issue for congress, however. Members must pass a funding bill by next Friday, and if not, there could be a government shutdown.
Also, a top priority right now for the White House: funding a Mexican border wall. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says, “I think Congress will provide the necessary funds and there will be ways to fund this wall, and I believe we’ve got to do it.”