While he wanted to be hot out of the gate, the 100 day marker is an arbitrary one. But since it will be discussed, Donald J. Trump has done okay as President his first 100 days. He made a hellava pick for the Supreme Court with Gorsuch and McConnell did a very good job shepherding him through Senate confirmation. There is a lesson to be learned there for the rest of the President's agenda.
There have been set backs with repealing Obamacare and his executive orders with the courts. Whether these are significant or not depends on how President Trump moves forward. Trump has to deal with a (mostly) hostile media and Democrat party insanity.
One lesson of this is Trump needs to work better with the Republican majorities in the House and Senate (and that does not mean giving in to Paul Ryan's view of the world). Still, having the backing of Congress would do a lot to avoid show downs with Obama appointed judges. President Trump will obviously need Congress to deal with Obamacare and his tax reform plans. Republicans also need to target vulnerable Democrats in the upcoming midterms, but the best way of doing that is more success on the GOP side. Tax reform and rolling back regulations will do a lot in jump starting the economy. Maintaining Obama policies is a recipe for failure.
The media is jumping over this comments President Trump made. While a moment of candor, is it all that surprising? Life as President is way more restrictive than private life, which is was part of what Trump was acknowledging. The smug condescension by Trump's critics is more revealing than what the President said. The media still does not get it. There is a reason Trump is winning the media war.
Mark Steyn: 100 Days On
Fox News: Trump's First 100
Lem's Place: Dems first 100 days
Rasmussen Reports: GOP voters like it
Hot Air: Coulter not happy with Trump budget
Legal Insurrection: Trump is winning media war
Don Surber: Grading Trump on the Obama standard
Twitchy: Sally Kohn not weathering Trump's first 100 days well
Rush Limbaugh: The Washington Establishment does not want Trump to succeed
Powerline: A Theory of Trump: Old School GOP and the GOP Healthcare bill explained
Andrew Sullivan: Maybe America was not nuts to elect Donald Trump Sully is rather snarky and passive-aggressive in his praise, but at least he is not full on bore 'Excitable Andrew' in this piece
Instapundit: Trump 'disappointed' with Congressional GOP, Not so impressive is the Media's first 100, Jim DeMint out at Heritage? I see some talent that Team Trump should snatch up immediately, The Democrats First 100 Days and Still Not Hitler
Wombat: Power Line: The GOP’s Obamacare Bill, Coherently Explained, Megan McArdle: Trump’s Tax Proposal Is Just A Symptom Of The Disease, Mark Steyn: The State v. Free Speech, also, One Hundred Days On