President Donald Trump passed the 100-day mark in office last week. While the West Wing staff tried furiously to spin his executive pronouncements as a demonstration that he has kept his campaign promises, he can so far boast of zero legislative accomplishments of note. Worse, no prospective legislative victories are very far along in the congressional pipeline—both health care reform and a tax overhaul remain, at best, months away from completion. Worst of all, no president since opinion polling began has been as unpopular as Trump in his first 100 days. A raft of polls suggests that voters are deeply concerned about his fitness for the job. As much as Trump needs to put some points up on the legislative scoreboard, he desperately needs to improve these impressions, if he hopes to win a second term. CONT.
Jay Cost, Weekly Standard