With Donald Trump’s 100th day in office—and threat of a government shutdown—fast approaching, Seth Meyers looked back on what Trump has and hasn’t done in his fast scramble to cross something off his to-d- list.
Trump made a “contract” with American voters on what he pledged to accomplish during his first 100 days in office, most of which remains incomplete. But he’s trying to move pieces to get something done by day 100 so he can point to a major victory.
He’s even willing to let the government shut down if Congress doesn’t set funds aside to build a border wall, although Meyers argues that the government hasn’t really been functioning to begin with; after all, only a fraction of positions Trump was supposed to appoint people for have been filled.
“Are we sure the government wasn’t shut down already?” Meyers said. “Because it was reported recently that President Trump has appointed fewer than three-dozen of the top 1,000 officials he needs to run the federal government. Under Trump, our federal government is staffed as well as a Duane Reade on a Sunday morning.”
Trump now wants funding from Congress for the wall because, despite his claims that Mexico would pay for it, Americans need to front the cost before Mexico pays for it “eventually, but at a later date.” A dubious claim if Meyers has ever heard one.
“Trump’s tweets are starting to sound like the fine print on a contest to win a free cruise,” he noted.