Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The BLOTUS B.S.es About His Accomplishments for His First 100 Days
What a surprise.
Trump is b.s.ing again. But fact-checkers and people who live in the real world are on to his newest attempt to put lipstick on a pig:
For example, three bills appoint individuals to the Smithsonian Institution board, two name buildings, and one designates a location for a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial.
The most notable bills Trump has signed are a set of 13 that reverse Obama-era regulations on a range of issues including on internet privacy and gun control.
While that was a goal for Republican lawmakers, it’s important to note these bills made it to Trump’s desk through a process made possible by the Congressional Review Act, which became law in 1996. The act gives Congress a narrow window to reverse regulations, so these 13 bills had to get through Congress within Trump’s first 100 days.
Notably missing from the list of 28 bills that have reached his desk: A bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, along with several other laws Trump said he would try to usher through Congress within his first 100 days. [The Muslim Ban is another example. Failed again today. -- S.K.]
Compare this to President Barack Obama, who signed 14 laws, but those laws included the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the $800 billion stimulus package.
None of the bills Trump has signed so far are major pieces of legislation, so it doesn’t indicate that Trump has been particularly skilled at getting his agenda through Congress so far.
But there is no argument about the fact that Lord Dampnut is this country's biggest, bigly b.s.er.