Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

Wall Street analysts say Trump may instead offer a package of rate reductions, like those backed by Reagan in 1981 and President George W. Bush in 2001, which left the tax system intact. But the traditional temporal benchmark has become a case study for what the news cycle has come to mean in the Trump era.

"I don't know that it will shed a great deal of light beyond what the administration has already said", noted Peter Cohn, analyst at financial firm Height Securities.

Nor did they acknowledge Trump's flip-flops on an array of foreign policy issues, from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (it's no longer obsolete) to Russian Federation (he now calls for maintaining sanctions) to the Iran nuclear deal (his administration confirmed last week that Tehran is continuing to honor its commitments).

"The plan gets better and better and better, and it's gotten really, really good, and a lot of people are liking it a lot", Trump said of the bill last week.

Trump's early presidency has been dogged by FBI and congressional investigations into whether his campaign coordinated with Russians to tilt the race in his favor.

Trump needn't look as far back as FDR to see a president who got off to a fast start.

The survey found that only 50% give Trump high marks for being firm and decisive, down from 57% in a February poll.

A deeply divisive figure, he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton and had one of the narrower Electoral College victories in history.

Trump's decision was a swift departure from the noninterventionist "America First" stance he touted throughout the presidential campaign.

The launch of the website comes as Trump approaches his 100 day in office on April 29. The Real Clear Politics average of 12 major polls shows Trump's approval rating at 42.2%, a slight decrease from the average a month ago.

On domestic matters, Trump has received the most applause for nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court; Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate after a partisan fight.

When explaining his justification for the military strike, Trump said he had been moved by the horrendous images of Syrians - particularly infants - who had died and been injured from the attack that dominated television broadcasts at the time. He talked at length about saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars on the price of F-35 fighter jets. This is death that's involved because people could have been killed. Overall, Toomey says he's cautiously optimistic that President Trump will continue to grow in his office.

Trump said that he would have a "big announcement" Wednesday regarding tax reform, and the White House said Sunday that Trump will be "outlining principles" for tax reform that day.

Donald Trump apparently went to bed and woke up with the same thought in mind: "fake news" polls showing him at his most unpopular while trying to pretend there was actually some unvarnished good news to be gleaned from the growing ash pile of his reputation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin initially set a goal of getting tax reform passed by August.

Moulton has been a strong critic of Trump. The 100-day milestone is Saturday.



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