President Donald Trump on Monday boasted that he’s “passed more legislation” and accomplished more to date than any of his predecessors “with the exception of FDR” — a declaration that doesn’t appear to match with history.
“There’s never been a president that’s done more in this time,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with his cabinet at the White House. “Who’s passed more legislation, who’s done more things than we’ve done.”
However, Harry Truman passed 55 bills within his first 100 days, and according to the White House website, Trump has only signed 48 so far on his 142nd day.
Many of the bills Trump has signed, such as designating buildings and appointing board members to the Smithsonian, do not have a major, direct impact on Americans, and Trump’s ambitious legislative agenda on tax reform and infrastructure is largely stalled. The outlook is also uncertain for the Obamacare repeal bill, which passed the House and is now facing a tough road in the Senate.