Clinton, meanwhile, had a chaotic first 100 days but went on to preside over an economic expansion and left office with high approval ratings. He's tested conventional political wisdom by eschewing travel, church, transparency, discipline, consistency and decorum.
Despite the projected liberal bias, the poll indicates that Trump would win the popular vote today against his former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton if the electorate were to vote a second time around.
He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the president is "fulfilling his promises and doing it at breakneck speed", particularly in reference to increasing military spending and removing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. "They know he's trying very hard and they know it's going to be a long process", said Bryan Lanza, a deputy communications director for the Trump-Pence presidential campaign who is now a managing director of Mercury, a public relations firm.
"It's an artificial barrier".
President Donald Trump will reach his 100th day in office on Saturday and American voters have approved of some of his early decisions while turning away others. But during his campaign he referenced the point himself and promised to fight for a sweeping package of legislation as part of his 100-day plan in his "Contract with the American Voter". The front listed 18 actions Trump would take under his executive authority as president, and the back listed ten pieces of legislation he would introduce in Congress. Only 27 percent approved of the American Health Care Act which was mostly panned by Republicans and Democrats alike and failed to reach a vote in the House of Representatives. Now he keeps the trains running at Treasury and is heavily involved in discussions about tax reform, Trump's top priority.
Furthermore, his three months-plus in office have amounted to a swift education in a world wholly unfamiliar to a 70-year-old who spent his career in real estate and reality television. As president, Trump did just that, and Neil Gorsuch is now on the Court. They have Trump under water by margins varying from 6 to 16 points. And the human responsibility. "I see people becoming more comfortable with it and saying, 'All right. "(So-called) chaos management where you have senior advisers competing for the attention of the boss, that might work in some areas of the business world, but it can not work in the White House, never has worked.
He underscored the message by dropping the MOAB (a.k.a. "Mother of All Bombs") on an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan and by deploying the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group (after a brief detour off the coast of Australia) to the Korean Peninsula. He talked at length about saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars on the price of F-35 fighter jets. George W. Bush's tax cuts were not signed until June and were partially repealed by his successor.
A man accustomed to wealth and its trappings, Trump has embraced life in the Executive Mansion, often regaling guests with trivia about the historic decor.
The 45th president arrived at the White House with quite a to-do list.
It's too soon to say whether the presidency has changed Trump in substantive ways.
Trump defended his decision not to label China a currency manipulator, saying Beijing has actually not manipulated its currency since Trump came into office and it makes no sense to beat China up when it's trying to help the US with the North Korea problem. But much remains to be done if he...
He fires off tweets at odd hours of the morning and night, sending Washington into a stir with just a few words.
The story in the New York Times paints "a pretty grim picture" of how some Republican voters now view the President, the newspaper argues.
He is acutely aware of how he's being covered in the media, rattling off the ratings for some of his television appearances. "ABC News/Washington Post Poll (wrong big on election) said nearly all stand by their vote on me & 53% said strong leader". "I always thought I'd watch".
"These members of Team Trump have navigated internal White House battles and emerged unscathed", Politico said.
Trump's numerous policy pivots and resets also raise questions about the very definition of his fluid brand of "Trumpism" - which revolves around his ubiquitous "America First" slogan, a seemingly simple idea that is nevertheless tough to explain. "Not caused necessarily by me".
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