Trump Calls First 100 Days Measure A ‘Ridiculous Standard’

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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President Donald Trump Friday morning slammed the idea of monitoring a president’s first 100 days in office.

“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.

Coined in 1933 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during a radio address, the term is a unit of measure that refers to a new president’s early accomplishments.

Roosevelt, however, was talking about the 100-day session of the 73rd United States Congress between March 9 and June 17 as opposed to first 100 days of his own administration — a Depression-era period in which he was pushing Congress to approve his legislation.

Trump’s own 100 days is being measured by the media and the public on issues that include whether Obamacare is repealed and replaced, a congressional passage of a tax reform package, the lifting of Obama-era regulations, and the administration’s handling of national security matters.

The passage of bills that roll back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act make up a bulk of the bills that have come across his desk since he came to office.

The Media Research Center released a report last Wednesday showing Trump receiving mainly negative media over his first 100 days, which ends April 30, as opposed to President Obama’s treatment from the media in his first 100 days in office.

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