So Much Winning: 2,470 Tweets, 0 Major Legislative Achievements After One Year Of Trump’s Presidency
It has been 365 days since the world woke up to the shocking news that Donald Trump was elected U.S. president after a stunning upset against Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. For most Americans, however, the year may have seemed like an eternity.
“We’re going to win so much,” Donald Trump famously promised during his presidential campaign, “you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.”
This week in politics underscored the essential truth of that promise; it was chock full of winners. In fact, so many Democrats won last night that Trump is reportedly sick and tired of all the success the Democrats had in Tuesday’s election
So, in light of the unprecedented past year, we have put together a Trump’s “winning” list.
Legislative failures: So far, Trump has been unable to capitalize on the legislative majorities his party hold in both chambers of Congress, and the first nine months of his presidency have been marred with legislative defeats.
Most notably, the erratic president and Republicans allies in Congress failed on at least four attempts to pass repeal and replacement plans for Obamacare.
Nominations made: Trump has so far made 459 nominations during his presidency. That is compared to 550 made by former President Barack Obama at the same point in his presidency.
He has had just 207 of those nominations confirmed. That’s compared to 387 Obama had.
Executive orders: Trump has signed 50 executive orders so far in his presidency, according to the American Presidency Project. The orders have tackled a range of policy issues, and many have been aimed at repealing orders signed by his predecessor on things like the environment and immigration.
Tweets: Including retweets, President Trump has tweeted 2,470 times since election day 2016. Trump has mentioned “fake news” in 127 tweets and mentioned “Hillary” in 54 tweets in the past year.
Known golf trips: While the White House does not disclose exact figures on Trump’s golf outings, the President appears to have golfed during at least 34 trips to golf courses in the last year, totaling 73 total days golfing, according to trumpgolfcount.com.
Walls built with Mexico’s money: Zero.
Fired FBI directors: One. President Trump created a myriad of controversy earlier this year when he fired former FBI Director James Comey, who later said that Trump had tried to pressure him into dropping an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
That number is significant, simply because sitting presidents rarely fire the head of the FBI.
Special counsels appointed: One. Robert Mueller was assigned to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election after Trump fired Comey.
Number of impeachments: Coming soon.