President Donald Trump has failed so bad as he nears his first 100 days in office that he’s “cramming like a college kid” to dredge up something as he races to the deadline, CNN’s Jake Tapper said Monday night.
Trump is obviously losing his mind about the milestone that he’ll hit Saturday. He’s already anticipating bad reviews from the press, insisting in a tweet that no matter how good a job he’s done, the media won’t appreciate it. Besides, 100 days is such an arbitrary period that it’s a “ridiculous standard,” he has complained.
But that’s not what he said during the campaign, when he promised on video that he would honor a “contract” with the American voter — “my 100-day action plan” — to deliver much in his first 100 days, noted Tapper, who replayed Trump’s campaign vow on “The Lead.”
“I’m not saying that contract’s in breach, but most of those items on that action plan have yet to come to fruition,” said Tapper. “So the Trump administration is right now cramming like a college kid during finals week in an attempt to deliver on some of the promises that brought his voters to the polls.” For those “keeping score,” only one of the promises for legislation has even emerged: the failed Obamacare replacement.
So Trump has gone from “I alone can fix it” to “nobody knew issues like health care could be this complicated,” scoffed Tapper.
In the last several days, the Trump has engaged in mafia-style tactics, threatening to cut health insurance for millions of Americans if Democrats don’t agree to fund his border wall.
According to the latest polls, Trump has the lowest approval ratings (41 percent, according to Gallup) of any president elected to his first term since World War II. But his bedrock supporters seem to be holding strong, with 96 percent saying they would vote for him again.
Somehow Trump found comfort in the poll, tweeting:
“New polls out today are very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and almost always negative. Would still beat Hillary in popular vote. ABC News/Washington Post Poll (wrong big on election) said almost all stand by their vote on me & 53% said strong leader.”
Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8, prompting Tapper to note about Trump’s tweet: “Still beat Hillary in popular vote? Kind of an odd comment, ’cause he never beat Hillary in the popular vote.”
Watch the segment in the video below: