Donald Trump: There has never been a 10-month president that has accomplished what we have accomplished.
To hear Donald say it, he is the greatest. Is he right?
There are two areas "The Donald" crows about. He keeps his promises, and the stock market is rallying in support of his presidency.
Is he right?
Trump’s recent statement also rings false when it comes to perhaps his favorite measure of success as a businessman, the stock market. The gains since Trump’s November 8 election ranked third among first-term presidents going back to Eisenhower, who won the presidency in 1952.
Kennedy had the best market in the first 250 trading days among presidents in their first terms, with the S&P 500 up 26.5 percent, according to a recent comparison by CNBC. George H. W. Bush had the second best market, with the S&P up 22.7 percent, and third-place Trump saw the S&P rise 21.2 percent.
Ten months in, Trump has broken at least half a dozen promises he made on the campaign trail, including on repealing and replacing Obamacare, building a border wall along Mexico and creating a tax plan with cuts for people of all classes. (Trump’s speech in Missouri was a final push to gain support for the GOP tax plan—which he expects to pass in the Senate this week—that appears to favor only the wealthiest Americans.)
Trump has delivered on some promises—nominating Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court justice, cracking down on illegal immigration, reducing environmental regulations and renegotiating trade deals including NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership—so it would be remiss to say he has done nothing. But his accomplishments in no way parallel those of Roosevelt, or even those of a number of other presidents." Factcheck
On these two points, Trump simply is overstating his accomplishments. Therefore, his statement that-
“'I will tell you this in a non-braggadocios way,' President Donald Trump said during a speech in St. Charles, Missouri, on Wednesday. 'There has never been a 10-month president that has accomplished what we have accomplished...'” is not really true, in fact we think it is more false than fact.