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Trump dismisses first 100 days measurement as 'ridiculous standard,' says 'media will kill' regardless

Accomplishments made in the first 100 days have been a symbolic marker of a leader's success dating back to Napoleon, but as Trump's own honeymoon period draws to a close with limited achievements to show for it, he has taken to bashing the metric as a whole. "No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, and it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!" Trump tweeted early Friday.

Trump's first several months have been marked by significant trip-ups, including the flop of the Republican health-care bill and the legal blocks of his ban on travel from half a dozen majority-Muslim countries. As Trump points out in his tweet, his biggest victory might be the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — which ultimately required the Senate to rewrite its own rules.

Trump's staff is reportedly already bracing for how to handle the likely lukewarm coverage when Trump's 100 days are up on April 29.