Presidenting Is Hard
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Historically, presidents have set high bars of achievement for their first 100 days in office, knowing they have a small "honeymoon" window to get their big legislative goals through Congress. The first 100 days really are important. As that date – April 29 – is fast-aproaching, President Donald Trump and his team are freaking out, knowing, although refusing to admit, they have accomplished little, and few of the goals they made public, including not repealing and replacing ObamaCare.
A helpful tool to compare what Trump promised in his first 100 days to reality. pic.twitter.com/gPgNFpfjIg— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) April 20, 2017
Friday morning, an exasperated President Trump took to Twitter, as he often does, to vent.
"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!" Trump tweeted. It's unclear what he is referring to in South Carolina.
Twitter wasted no time attacking Trump for publicly licking his wounds, complaining that presidenting is hard, and again framing himself as a victim after making huge promises he just couldn't keep.
Trump says the first 100 days is a "ridiculous standard"— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) April 21, 2017
Signed legislation compared. Obama did everything on the left in the first 50 days pic.twitter.com/hDzw6GkkCl
As Trump complains about "ridiculous" 100 day standard for measuring his success, a reminder of some of his campaign literature: pic.twitter.com/vDMJxDz5py— Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) April 21, 2017
#Trump think 100 days 'is a ridiculous standard' but he promised huge changes on Day 1 I guess it's only ridiculous when you cant deliver— Robin (@rob0349) April 21, 2017
@realDonaldTrump Look how many days you went golfing ! More than Obama, Bush, or Clinton in the first 100 days! Big league accomplishment !— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) April 21, 2017
@realDonaldTrump On ISIS: "They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating ISIS."— Alex Zalben (@azalben) April 21, 2017
That was 83 days ago.
@realDonaldTrump On Obamacare: You said you would demand Congress "immediately deliver a full repeal" on day one.— Alex Zalben (@azalben) April 21, 2017
That was 91 days ago.
@realDonaldTrump You've vacationed and golfed more than anything.— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) April 21, 2017
@realDonaldTrump No wall— AltAltNPS (@realAltAltNPS) April 21, 2017
No Muslim ban
No ACA repeal
DoJ/House/Sen all investigating Russia
Thousands of unfilled positions
19 rounds of golf