The White House tried to compare President Trump to FDR

As President Donald Trump is about to hit his first 100 days in office, people can't help comparing his accomplishments to former President Barack Obama.

But now the White House is comparing Trump's achievements to those of FDR. In a press release issued by the Trump administration entitled "President Trump's 100 Days of Historic Accomplishments," they incorrectly stated that he had signed more executive orders so far than Franklin Roosevelt.

According to the press release, President Trump will have signed 30 Executive Orders by his 100th day and they also claim that FDR only signed 9 during the same period of time.

The American Presidency Project, although an invaluable resource for anyone interested in presidential history, does not claim to list every Executive Order signed by FDR.

Even though Executive Orders were numbered starting in 1907, the Projects' count is only complete starting in the year 1936. Meaning, for Roosevelt's first 100 days in 1933 could apparently mean he was signing Executive Orders at an average clip of one per day during that time.

The White House hasn't specified how they reached their numbers that were stated on the press release.

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George W. Bush

Bush was a head cheerleader while attending high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

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Theodore Roosevelt

The 26th president was a fan of boxing and according to the National Park Service he ended up losing sight in one eye after boxing with a military aide in the White House.

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Ulysses S. Grant

The 18th president of the United States was said to be a cigar chain smoker, smoking 20 stogies a day. 

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John Quincy Adams

President Adams was an avid swimmer and was known to go skinny dipping in the Potomac River.

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Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln had a background in wrestling and according to Sports Illustrated he once beat his opponent with one toss and then challenged the crowd that gathered.

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Calvin Coolidge

The 30th president of the United States had a number of unique pets including a bobcat, antelope and a pygmy hippo named Billy.

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Benjamin Harrison

Harrison was president when electricity was installed in the White House in 1891, but he never touched the light switches because he was fearful of getting shocked.

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John F. Kennedy

Kennedy used the coconut shell that he wrote a distress message on when he became stranded during World War II as a paper weight in the Oval Office.

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Jimmy Carter

Four years before he became the 39th president of the US, Jimmy Carter filed a UFO sighting report with the National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena

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George H. W. Bush

George Bush Sr., was a member of the secret and prestigious society at Yale called Skull and Bones. The group meets in a building on campus known as 'the tomb'. George W. Bush was also a bonesman.

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