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White House Touts Trump's First 100 Days

| by Robert Fowler

The White House has served up a webpage listing President Donald Trump's accomplishments so far in anticipation of his upcoming 100th day in office. The list arrived after Trump blasted the concept of critiquing a president's first 100 days.

On April 25, The White House uploaded a new page on its official website touting Trump's first 100 days in office, which will be officially marked on April 29, The Hill reports.

"With a focus on rebuilding the military, ending illegal immigration, and restoring confidence in our economy, the President is keeping his promises to the people," the White House stated.

The page listed several of Trump's actions during his first three months in office, including approving of both the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines, signing an executive order to rescind the Obama administration's environmental regulations, applying pressure on jurisdictions with sanctuary policies to cooperate fully with immigration agents, ordering an airstrike against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air force following a chemical attack and the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Of course, whether these accomplishments are a positive or a negative has been up to fierce debate among the president's supporters and critics. Trump himself has stated that he should not be judged based on his first 100 days in office.

On April 21, Trump took to social media to assert that journalists who were critical of him would never give him credit for his first three months.

"No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot... media will kill!" Trump tweeted.

On April 24, the president elaborated on his belief that 100 days was not enough to form a judgment on a president.

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"I think the 100 days is, it's an artificial barrier," Trump told The Associated Press. "It's not very meaningful. I think I've established amazing relationships that will be used the four or eight years, whatever period of time I'm here."

That same day, White House press secretary Sean Spicer asserted that Trump had a successful first 100 days.

"I think when you look at the totality of what we've accomplished, on job creation, on immigration, on trade, it is unbelievable what he has been able to do," Spicer said, according to the Washington Examiner.

Meanwhile, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts gave Trump's first 100 days a grade of "F."

"What has he done?" Warren asked rhetorically in an interview on CNN. "Well, first he assembles a team of billionaires and bankers and hands the keys over to them ... He promised to deliver for America's working people. And what he has delivered is a gut punch to [America]."

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who had been a staunch Trump ally during the 2016 presidential race, gave him positive marks with some caveats, reports CNN.

"Some of the implementation and some of the ways that his staff has served him has not been extraordinarily good," Christie said.

The New Jersey governor concluded that he would give Trump a B "first and foremost because of Neil Gorsuch."

On Jan. 22, Gallup found that 45 percent of national adults approved of Trump's job performance at the beginning of his presidency while 45 percent disapproved. As of April 25, only 40 percent of respondents approved of the president while 55 percent disapproved.

Sources: AP, CNN (2), GallupThe Hill, Washington Examiner  / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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