President Trump will propose major tax cuts and push health-care reform next week in an 11th-hour bid to beef up his first 100-day achievements — while also mocking the significance of the traditional benchmark.
“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!” he tweeted Friday morning, referring to the confirmation of his nominee Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Ever since Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 100-day milestone has been seen as marker to measure a president’s ability to make good on his campaign promises.
Despite disparaging the looming April 29 deadline, Trump was crowing as recently as last week that he had accomplished more in his first 100 days in office than any other president had.
“I don’t think that there is a presidential period of time in the first 100 days where anyone has done nearly what we’ve been able to do,” he said on Fox Business.