One hundred down, more than a thousand left to go. Yes, that's right. Donald Trump is at the 100th day of his presidency. But while a president's first 100 days in office have traditionally, thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt, been used as a sort of litmus test for judging them, Trump is claiming BS. So with the first 100 days now behind us, just how many days are there left in Trump's presidency?
Assuming Trump is not reelected in 2020 or removed from office before the end of his first term, the United States would see a new president sworn in on Jan. 20, 2021. But if you thought Trump's first 100 days felt more like 100 years, brace yourself when I tell you there are 1,363 days between Trump's 100th day in office and Inauguration Day 2021. Don't believe me? Peep the counter at howlonguntiltrumpleaves.com, which is counting down (to the second!) the days until Trump's presidency ends.
But while those who were apprehensive about Trump's election win may feel like it's been years since Trump took office, the president appears to be wondering where the time has gone. As his 100th day in office approached, Trump lashed out at the idea of being judged on the accomplishments of his first 100 days. Although Trump had campaigned with a 100 Day Plan that he'd referred to in October as "my contract with the American voter," he appeared to have changed his tune as his first 100 days as president came to an end. In a tweet published on his 92nd day in office, Trump called the first 100 days marker "a ridiculous standard."
"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!" Trump tweeted on April 21.
As his 100th day in office loomed, Trump seemed to be struggling to make progress on key components of the plan he campaigned on. Although the president has signed a series of executive orders and seen the Senate confirm his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, his travel ban has been blocked and he has so far been unable to repeal and replace Obamacare. That lack of progress appears to be impacting Trump's reputation among Republicans. In a new Politico / Morning Consult Poll released roughly a week before Trump's 100th day in office, 23 percent of Republicans graded Trump's first 100 days in office with a "C" or below, while 42 percent gave him a "B."
Yet the truth of the matter is that neither a president's job, nor the public's evaluation of that job ends after the first 100 days in office. So while countless articles will undoubtedly be written to evaluate the progress Trump did or didn't make in his first 100 days, he still has until Jan. 20, 2021, to carry out his agenda.