The last 100 days have seen the president face criticism at every turn. Federal judges struck down his travel ban, which targeted citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. Judges have recently taken the administration to task for its pledge to strip sanctuary cities of federal funding, too.
The American Health Care Act, the GOP's answer to Obamacare, crashed and burned, though as of this writing, the Conservative House Freedom Caucus has announced it would support the measure following significant revisions. Moderates are still certain.
Earlier this week, Trump indicated that parts of the federal government would begin to be shut down as of Saturday if Congress refused to relinquish the funds he demands to build the much-maligned border wall.
Although the GOP controls both houses of Congress and some party members have indicated they would be “willing to set aside funds for the border,” others have, as The Wall Street Journal notes, expressed reluctance “to imperil a bill that would need at least eight Democratic votes to pass the Senate.”
Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2017
Appearing on Meet the Press, Reince Priebus, the White House Chief of Staff, told host Chuck Todd he believes there “will be enough in the negotiation for us to either move forward with either the construction or the planning or enough to get going with the border wall" when asked if the administration is willing to risk a federal government shutdown.
Speaking to a group of conservative reporters Monday night, Trump appeared to step back on his demands, telling them that he would be willing to initiate another conversation on border wall funding in September.