Trump on 500 days in office: 'Many believe' I've accomplished more than any other president
“This is my 500th. Day in Office and we have accomplished a lot – many believe more than any President in his first 500 days. Massive Tax & Regulation Cuts, Military & Vets, Lower Crime & Illegal Immigration, Stronger Borders, Judgeships, Best Economy & Jobs EVER, and much more,” Trump wrote in a tweet on Monday.
This is not the first time the president has made such a claim.
“My administration, I think, has had the most successful first year in the history of the presidency,” Trump told the audience during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. “I really believe that…I mean, judges, regulations, everything.”
Those remarks echoed what he wrote in a tweet back in October.
“Perhaps no Administration has done more in its first 9 months than this Administration. Over 50 Legislation approvals, massive regulation cuts, energy freedom, pipelines, border security, 2nd Amendment, Strong Military, ISIS, historic VA improvement, Supreme Court Justice, Record Stock Market, lowest unemployment in 17 yrs!” Trump tweeted.
And a few weeks prior, Trump told Republican lawmakers that veteran Senator Orrin Hatch had called him, “the single greatest president in his lifetime.”
Trump was quoted as adding about Hatch, “He actually once said I’m the greatest president in the history of our country.”
Despite Trump’s comments, a spokesperson for Hatch later indicated that the senator had been misquoted.