This info comes from Politico, so obligatory grain assault,* but it sounds plausible to me:
The symbolic 100-day mark by which modern presidents are judged menaces for an image-obsessed chief executive whose opening sprint has been marred by legislative stumbles, legal setbacks, senior staff kneecapping one another, the resignation of his national security adviser and near-daily headlines and headaches about links to Russia.
The date, April 29, hangs over the West Wing like the sword of Damocles as the unofficial deadline to find its footing — or else.
But however real Trump’s frustrations are with the three rival power centers he has installed — chief of staff Reince Priebus, son-in-law Jared Kushner and chief strategist Steve Bannon — top officials inside and around the White House don’t expect Trump to make any drastic changes until after 100 days, lest staff-turmoil stories swamp a key stretch of media coverage.
That reprieve — unless Trump simply decides he’s had enough — has both bought his staff a little time and put it on edge.
“One hundred days is the marker, and we’ve got essentially 2 1/2 weeks to turn everything around,” said one White House official. “This is going to be a monumental task.”
In a White House ceremony this morning marking the successful theft of the SCOTUS seat, Trump bragged, “I got it done in the first 100 days. You think that’s easy?”
Sounds like the brittle narcissist is acutely aware of the 100 days marker, which is why he’s taking credit for a theft that rightly belongs to the senior Senatortoise from Kentucky and a nominee he (Trump) chose — probably on the basis of appearance –) from an array presented by the Heritage Foundation.
Anyhoo, I hope it’s true and that every one of the sleazy fucks mentioned in the Politico story is a real person who is sweating bullets over how to reframe this enormous clusterfuck as the greatest first 100 days of all time. Anyone venal and amoral enough to labor in service of this massive fraud and disgrace of an administration should be permanently consigned to PR hell. That’s the very minimum punishment they deserve for their part in this unfolding absurdity.
*I once heard tell of a person who actually thought the expression “grain of salt” was “grain assault,” so whenever I hear the phrase, I imagine a cascade of barley…