President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House have been marked by achievement, most notably the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, but also legislative failure and near constant controversy. Here’s a look at the numbers that have defined Trump’s presidency through its first 100 days:
Tweets (+11 deleted)
The president’s avid Twitter use far predates his presidency, but since entering the political arena, Trump’s tweets – 507 of them as of Saturday morning – have taken on greater significance. He has used Twitter to float policy ideas, reassure his base and level allegations against political rivals.
Trump interviews (13 with Fox shows)
Trump’s preferred morning show is “Fox & Friends.” But as much as he complains about unfair treatment from The New York Times, Trump has spoken on three occasions with its reporters on the record.
His Feb. 16 solo news conference was, in a word, epic. Trump sparred with reporters for 80 minutes, claiming “I inherited a mess” from Obama, downgrading CNN from “fake news” to “very fake news,” and asking a black reporter to set up a White House meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. He’s also held bilateral news conferences with visiting foreign leaders.
Days he’s visited at least one Trump property
Trump has already hosted two foreign leaders, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Mar-a-Lago. The president raised eyebrows when he and staff members were photographed by club members apparently reviewing materials related to a North Korean missile test on Mar-a-Lago’s dining terrace.
“I always said about President Obama, it’s great to play golf, but play golf with heads of countries and people like yourself when you’re looking for votes,” Trump said in February. “Don’t play with your friends that you play with every week. Does that make sense?” The White House does not confirm when the president plays golf, so reporters determine his activities based on photos from the public.
Foreign countries visited
Trump’s first trip abroad as president will come in May for the NATO summit in Brussels.
Foreign leaders hosted
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi wasn’t invited to Obama’s White House, but Trump welcomed him earlier this month. Trump said the invitation played a role in the release of Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker who had been imprisoned for three years, as well as her husband and four other humanitarian workers.
Business leader meetings
At his last publicly announced meeting with CEOs on April 11, Trump overstated the number of jobs his administration had created by hundreds of thousands. “We’ve created over 600,000 jobs already in a very short period of time,” he boasted, despite Labor Department data that indicated the figure is closer to 317,000 jobs.
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100-day contract promises met
Of the 10 legislative promises Trump made on his 100-day contract, only one — the failed measure to repeal and replace Obamacare — has been introduced on Capitol Hill. Some general principles of tax reform were rolled out Wednesday, while aspects of some other campaign promises have been addressed in executive orders.
Major legislative wins
Republican leaders pulled a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare from the floor last month, saving members from a difficult vote on legislation that wouldn’t have passed. The conservative House Freedom Caucus, however, endorsed the latest version on Wednesday.
White House aides told The Associated Press that Trump will have signed 32 executive orders by Friday, the most of any president’s first 100 days since World War II.
Anti-Trump marches in Washington
Likely the biggest was the Women’s March on Washington, with crowds that dwarfed those who came to see Trump’s inauguration a day earlier. Since then, rallies have been organized around Tax Day, in defense of science, and against Trump’s travel ban. Future marches are planned around climate change and immigration.
Trump’s approval rating on Thursday
Trump will begin Day 100 with historically low approvals, but there is a silver lining: 96 percent of his supporters say electing him was the right thing to do (only 2 percent regret voting for him).
Trump’s first rally came about a month into his presidency. He will celebrate his first 100 days with his fourth rally Saturday night in Harrisburg, Pa.
Trump’s first trip outside Washington was to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., the day after his inauguration.
2016 rivals he’s met with at White House
Trump has had dinner with “Little Marco” and “Lyin’ Ted” in February and March, respectively, and he tapped Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Money raised for reelection in Q1
Trump’s reelection apparatus for 2020 is made up of a trio of committees — Donald J. Trump for President, Trump Victory, and Trump Make America Great Again Committee — with an unusually large staff of roughly 20 employees.
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