Trump calls first 100 days of presidency benchmark a ‘ridiculous standard’

Trump calls first 100 days of presidency benchmark a ‘ridiculous standard’

U.S. President Donald Trump says the 100-day benchmark often used to measure a new administration’s achievements is a “ridiculous standard.”Trump tweeted Friday, “No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!”No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017Trump hits the 100-day mark in office on April 29.

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The 100-day assessment started with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.Earlier this week, Trump declared that “no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.”

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