Trump calls 100-day benchmark 'ridiculous'

Trump calls 100-day benchmark 'ridiculous'

President's tenure has been a mixed bag so far.

Trump's hits the 100-day mark at the end of the next week.

While Trump may now call the 100 days landmark a "ridiculous standard", he made a big deal of his first 100 days during his campaign, when he pledged to label China as a currency manipulator and repeal Obamacare within the first three months of his presidency.

But Trump's claim about the "ridiculous standard" he thinks he's being held to is odd, because during the campaign and just after, Trump himself repeatedly touted the importance of his first 100 days in office.

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It's a numbers game, but for the country's largest owners of TV stations, it's a very important scorecard. The vote was 2-1, with Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn dissenting.

The first 100 days of a presidency generally serve as a barometer for what a new administration will be able to accomplish during its term. Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning.

On the first page of the contract, which Trump released when he was still running for office, he pledged to pursue "six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, D.C.", "seven actions to protect American workers", and "five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law". There is chatter, for example, about Republicans reviving the legislation in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare next week.

However, Mr Trump has managed to get his pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Grouch, confirmed and has overseen an immigration crackdown as part of an order to tighten regulations on migrants.

But his health care bill didn't come up for a vote in the House and his travel ban was blocked in the courts. The rollout of the initial executive order prompted mass confusion and massive protests at USA airports as crowds flooded worldwide arrival terminals and Green Card holders were barred from entering the country. That iteration of the ban was stayed by a federal judge, as was a second version signed by the president that was meant to circumvent the first judge's stay order.

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