Friday, April 21, 2017

Trump Whines About "Ridiculous Standard" Of First 100 Days Threshold

As we get closer to the 100 day mark in the Trump presidency, President Babyhands looks like he's already setting up to deflect on his failure to deliver on many of his campaign promises.

Check out this tweet he dispatched this morning: "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!"

The fact of the matter is, even as Trump attempts to spin his lack of legislative achievements into "something," Trump hasn't done much but nominate and get a Supreme Court justice seated.

And, I should mention most presidents get their SCOTUS nominees approved. In fact, you have to go back 30 years to the last time a nominee didn't win approval in the U.S. Senate.

In that we're at Day 91,  let's look at some of the things Trump "promised" to do:

• On cyber-hacking: "I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office."

Remember, today is Day 91.

• On defeating ISIS: "They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating ISIS."

Umm, that was 61 days ago.

• Obamacare: Trump told American voters you would have Congress "immediately deliver a full repeal" of the Affordable Care Act on Day 1.

Way tardy - that was 91 days ago.

• Undocumented immigrants: "Day one, my first hour in office, those people are gone."

That was... well, you get the point.

The fact is Trump really didn't understand the reality of governing. That you can't just bark and yell and things happen as you'd like.

I'd say, "Well, at least Trump is popular," but I'd be lying.

In fact, according to Gallop polls, Trump has the lowest average approval rating for any president in the history of Gallup polling.

Trump averaged just 41% approval for his first quarter as president.

For perspective, the previous "lowest average" president was Bill Clinton, and his "lowest" was 14 points higher at 55%.

President Obama had an average of 63% approval.

In spite of all this, though, Trump continues to sell his presidency like a used car salesman, extolling features that don't really exist.

Perhaps it's time that Trump stop bitching and whining (and golfing) and get something done.

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