Saturday will mark the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.
What a time to be alive, ladies and gentlemen.
Shortly after his election win, the then-president-elect presented his initial outline of what he hoped to accomplish within his first 100 days as president. Following a steady stream of failures (more on those later), Trump became an object of further ridicule after he continued to play to his base and lowered expectations for the period.
Senate Democrats decided to troll the president by marking up a White House press release which heaped praise on the thin-skinned leader for his accomplishments. They've been passing around a revised version of the press release with the subject line, “White House release on President Trump’s First 100 Days Had Some Errors In It. We Fixed Them.”
Brad Jaffy, a senior news editor for NBC nightly news, shared the revised press release to his Twitter followers.
Inbox from Senate Dems: “White House release on President Trump’s First 100 Days Had Some Errors In It. We Fixed Them.”— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) April 25, 2017
(Troll level: high) pic.twitter.com/8jSDLsnIba
The revised press release begins with “President Donald J. Trump has done more to break promises and enrich his allies in his first 100 days than any other President in history.” Then it goes on to cite an NBC News poll where a plurarity of Americans said that the president's performance has been "poor" and a USA Today report which ties key figures within the Trump administration to a scheme showing they've raked in new lobbying fees.
Among other things, the revised version provides context to many of Trump's executive orders, which the original version hyped. In his 100-day plan, Trump spoke about preserving and improving American infrastructure. Yet the last 100 days have shown that he's worked to strip consumer protections and reducing women's' health care options.
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