Today is the 100th day of Trump’s presidency. I wouldn’t pay that much attention to the first hundred days of any presidency, except that Donald Trump keeps talking about it. First he kept promising all the things he would positively, definitely do in the first 100 days of his presidency (none of which he has actually done). Then he did a full back flip by declaring that the first 100 days didn’t really matter. And finally, another 1 1/2 forward flop by falsely bragging “I truly believe that the first 100 days of my administration has been just about the most successful in our country’s history.”
And yet, what has he accomplished? Even according to Trump, his major accomplishment has been being the first president in over 100 years to appoint a justice to the Supreme Court in his first 100 days. But normally that would only happen if a Supreme Court justice happens to die or retire during those first 100 days. Instead, Republicans cheated by abdicating their constitutional responsibility and refusing to even consider Obama’s nominee to the court. And even that wasn’t enough, so they had the Senate abolish the filibuster in order to get the job done. This is something to brag about?
Trump has tried to turn the presidency into a petty dictatorship, which trashes our constitution and rules by presidential edict. He has made our country less safe. And instead of “draining the swamp” as he promised, he has taken cronyism and nepotism to new heights.
And yet, Trump is not happy. So it seems like things will only get worse.
Also published on Medium.