Donald Trump said today he’s had “one of the most successful” starts as president in U.S. history, dismissing the chaos and stalled legislative agenda that has marred his first 100 days in office.
“I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One.
The president cited positive numbers on job creation, negotiations on presidential aircraft prices and his planned military buildup.
Of course us rational people realize that Trump’s first weeks in office have been anything but smooth.
Trump continues to be dogged by a federal investigation into whether his associates cooperated with Russia in its efforts to meddle in the 2016 election.
Trump’s “Muslim Ban” executive order temporarily blocking travelers from several Muslim-majority countries has twice been blocked by the courts.
And GOP leaders were forced to pull their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare in the House after it ran into resistance from rank-and-file Republicans.
And last but not least, Stephen Bannon was removed from his permanent role on the National Security Council principals committee on Wednesday.
For the record, Trump has only been in office for 11 weeks.