Last Saturday marked the first 100 days of the current presidential administration. With Donald Trump at the helm many pundits were wondering whether or not the former real estate mogul would live up to the expectations of his presidential duties. Considering how unreserved Trump has been regarding his plans to make America great again versus how difficult it has actually been for him to gain any traction for his course of action has had on the entire country on notice every since the inauguration. During a recent interview with Reuters Trump even acknowledged how much harder being president is than he originally thought it would be. Trump said, “this is more work than in my previous life; I thought it would be easier.” Nonetheless, Trump is not the only one who has shared remarks regarding how they think he is handling his position as commander-in-chief.
So far the Trump administration has only found it increasingly difficult to will his way through congress settling instead on resolving some issues by enacting a series of executive orders; more notably the travel ban that restricted seven countries from traveling to the U.S., which also sparked protest around the country. Trump and the republican lead senate also suffered a blow when they failed to put together a healthcare plan to replace the current affordable care act. Also, military involvement in Syria, as well as, threats of engagement from North Korea have been setbacks to some of Trump’s original campaign commitments.
Some members of the White House staff have almost manage to do just as much damage on the public relations front as Trump has on the political front. First, in March HUD director, Ben Carson, likened slaves to “immigrants” who dream that their next generations might pursue prosperity in this land. Last month White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, received a flurry of backlash after referring to concentration camps, widely known to be used atrociously by Adolf Hitler, as “holocaust centers“. On another note, members of the media have taken notice that Melania Trump presence in the public has been questionably low-key. Moreover, Trump also failed to give a statement addressing the missing DC girls; topic that began trending throughout the country after several young girls reported went missing over short time span. All these things combined along with Trump’s peculiar tendencies towards Russia has resulted in Trump having the lowest first 100 day approval rating by any president since the stat has been into existence, 42 percent.
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