Trump’s first 100 days have been a mixed bag for American business.
From the government shutdown to the tax cut and the health care law to the rollout of his new executive order, the president has made it clear that he wants to change things up.
But so far, his administration has shown little ability to do that, as he and his allies have largely stuck to a more traditional campaign strategy, rather than taking on new challenges.
On Thursday, Trump launched a full-fledged effort to repeal Obamacare, and he is now targeting an additional 1.3 million jobs, while continuing to push for more tax cuts for the wealthy.
The latest example of his attempts to pivot away from the traditional campaign playbook came in the form of a series of tweets that Trump made Thursday afternoon.
“After the tremendous effort of many months, we have reached a deal on health care.
This will provide much-needed relief to the American people and to millions of families across the country.
I want to thank the Congress and my team for all the hard work they have done.
Our goal is to sign this bill into law, with the help of our great citizens, including the incredible doctors and nurses of our country,” Trump tweeted.
“The legislation signed today will give millions of people insurance that will provide more than $1 trillion in relief for the people.
This is a historic moment in our country and the American dream will once again be a reality.
#Trumpcare,” he added.
“Our great American Dream is now a reality!”
On Thursday evening, Trump did not mince words.
“Obamacare is a disaster.
It’s the worst thing that has ever happened to our country.
People are losing their jobs, and it’s destroying our economy.
It has to go.
It cannot be allowed to stand,” Trump said.
“There is a bill that will be introduced in the House this week to repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare.
I will be very happy to sign that bill into legislation if it’s done.
And I have great confidence in the Republican Congress.”
The tweets were just the latest in a string of comments that have been made by the president, including his remarks that he will release “his tax returns” and that he is looking forward to “making a statement on health insurance.”
The president has also taken to Twitter to call out the media for “sticking it to the Republicans,” and to make light of the size of his inaugural crowd.
“You have been so unfair, unfair, inaccurate, and unfair,” Trump wrote on Twitter on January 21.
“I love the people of the United States.
And so much of what I do, and the success I’ve had in so many areas, is based on the people that come to this country, the American Dream.”