7,402. 4/21/2017

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday claimed that he won’t get the credit he deserves for the first 100 days of his administration, seeking to manage expectations around what he called the ‘ridiculous standard’ of the upcoming milestone date.
‘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 wrote on Twitter Friday morning.
Trump’s dismissive remark is a notable shift from his campaign rhetoric, considering he issued in late October a contract with voters that included a ‘100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.’ On some points, like green-lighting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and instituting a temporary hiring freeze on all federal workers, Trump has already followed through.
On others, like his promise to label China a currency manipulator on Day One of his presidency and his pledge to cancel all funding to so-called ‘sanctuary cities,’ Trump has yet to deliver or reversed himself. On some points in the contract, including those limiting lobbying by White House officials, it is unclear to what extent directives from the president are effective in fighting the government corruption Trump railed against on the campaign trail.”

-Louis Nelson, “Trump scoffs at 100-day mark as ‘ridiculous standard’,” Politico, April 21, 2017 8:13am

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