Trump braces for ‘first 100 days’ news stories

The media is gearing up for a raft of stories next week on President Trumps’s accomplishments during his first 100 days in office – as is President Trump himself.

“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 warned in a tweet Friday.

The “S.C.” is presumably a reference to the Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed earlier this month.

Stories about Trump’s first months in office – the 100th day of his presidency is April 29, a week from Saturday – may well be critical.

While he has issued a slew of executive orders, many of them cutting back government regulations, his high-profile efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care plan have been blocked in Congress. His proposed travel ban from certain Muslim majority countries is bottled up in the courts.

In foreign policy, Trump faces tense challenges involving Syria, Russia, and North Korea.

Trump isn’t the first president to describe the first 100 days as a bad standard by which to judge new White House occupants. But reporters and political observers have been using it since the days of President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal.

During a Friday morning tweet storm, Trump also weighed in on Thursday’s attack in Paris that killed a police officer and wounded two others, predicting it would have an impact on the French presidential election this weekend.

“Another terrorist attack in Paris,” Trump tweeted. “The people of France will not take much more of this. Will have a big effect on presidential election!”

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