A Brief Fact Check of Trump’s Claim to Have Enjoyed 13 Weeks of Historic Success

Donald Trump on Air Force One. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump today told reporters, “I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency.” This may be a literally true statement, in the sense that Trump may actually think it. However, it is a strange opinion for a person to hold. Trump has had two executive orders blocked by federal courts; seen his first, major legislative initiative collapse in the House of Representatives after falling to 17 percent in the polls; accepted the resignation of his National Security Adviser; is facing a major investigation by the FBI; has probably violated the Constitution; has assembled a staff riven by utter mutual loathing; and has lowest approval ratings ever recorded for a president as this stage in his term.

He has also only held office for 11 weeks, even though it may feel like 13 or even more.

Trump Boasts Historically Successful 13 Weeks of Presidency