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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

100 Days (or 38; who's counting?)


FDR:

Hours after the Inauguration, Roosevelt made history in a more behind-the-scenes way. He gathered his Cabinet in his White House office and had Justice Benjamin Cardozo swear them in as a group, the first time that had ever been done. F.D.R. joked that he was doing it so they could "receive an extra day's pay," but the real reason was that he wanted his team to get to work immediately.

And that team came through brilliantly. In the next 100 days — O.K., 105, but who's counting? — his Administration shepherded 15 major bills through Congress. It was the most intense period of lawmaking ever undertaken by Congress — a "presidential barrage of ideas and programs," historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. observed, "unlike anything known to American history."
Trump:  An executive order that was overturned in several courts, rejected by an appellate court, and withdrawn by the White House.

However:

"There are those that say I've done more than anybody in the first 100 days," Trump, who was sworn in on Jan. 20, said in an interview on "Fox and Friends".

On February 28, 2017, showing Trump is innumerate, too.

(Trump's approval rating as of that interview:  -12%).

1 Comments:

Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

He is psychotic.

I'm counting on Keith Olbermann being right that the intelligence establishment hasn't spent more than a few quarters of what they've got on Trump. If Rachel Maddow's revelations about the Russian gangster putting tens of millions of dollars into Trump's pocket as part of a money laundering scheme are true, he's going to have to pardon himself before he gets perp walked out of the place. Though my guess would be that Putin would arrange for him to breathe in something fatal in the KGB manner.

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