Wednesday, December 27, 2017

What did Donald Trump do today?

He lied about how much legislation he was getting passed.

Speaking to a small group of first responders today, Trump said, “You know, one of the things that people don’t understand — we have signed more legislation than anybody. We broke the record of Harry Truman.”

In fact, Trump has signed the fewest pieces of legislation to this point in his term of any president at least since Eisenhower--all the more surprising since he has a largely compliant Republican majority in Congress. In his first hundred days, Trump signed many bills--but most were routine technical updates to existing laws, uncontroversial issues related to flag displays, or purely ceremonial matters like the renaming of federal buildings. Only the recent tax bill qualifies as major legislation, and given how it polled, reminding voters of that may not be a great idea.

Trump's remarks were made following his second consecutive morning spent playing golf and the third in four days.

Who cares?

  • It's bad when presidents lie.