President Donald Trump is complaining that a deadline he set for himself for various policy plans is unfair.
Trump’s first 100 days in office ends April 29, and critics have pointed out that he has yet to achieve many key goals. The president responded to such criticism on Friday by calling the benchmark a “ridiculous standard,” even though he personally touted the deadline for months.
Shortly before the election, he laid out his plan for his first 100 days, including two of his biggest campaign promises: building a wall along the Mexican border and repealing the Affordable Care Act. He has yet to fulfill either commitment.
Then, days after the election, Trump released a video detailing many more accomplishments he’d hoped to make by the time his first 100 days were up. The video included promises to pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, crack down on illegal immigration and get rid of regulations on coal mining― all of which he did.
In a separate announcement made in the wake of reports of Russian election meddling, Trump also promised to release a report on cybersecurity within 90 days of taking office. That report never materialized.
It’s not just journalists who have struggled to see the president’s actions as meeting his goals. White House press secretary Sean Spicer also had a hard time naming a single legislative win.