The First 100 days of a first-term President of the United States are used to measure the accomplishments made during that period. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the one who came up with the term on July 24, 1933. It is in the history books that Roosevelt got more done in his first 100 days in office than any president before him or after him.

Saturday, April 29, 2017, marked Donald Trump's 100 days. It is interesting to compare his time spent in the office with his predecessors, especially the last three.

Laws signed

During Trump's first 100 days, he signed more laws than his five predecessors.

He signed 29 laws. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed 14. In 2001, George W. Bush signed only seven laws, and in 1993 Bill Clinton signed 22. Eleven of the laws Trump signed overturned those of Obama.

Executive orders

Donald Trump signed more executive orders than any president in the last 72 years since Harry S. Truman, who signed 57. Trump signed 30 executive orders on everything from abortion to border security. That's more than the 11 presidents before him. Obama signed 19 executive orders. Bush signed only 11, and Clinton signed 13. He is keeping his promise to reverse the executive orders Obama signed. Trump has signed more in his first 100 days than Obama did in his entire first year.

It is so interesting that George Washington signed only eight executive orders during his entire time in office while Roosevelt signed over 3,700.

Cabinet confirmations

Trump is ahead of the others when it comes to cabinet confirmations. He has filled 21 positions. Obama filled 20 positions, Bush filled 17, and Clinton filled 18.

Trump still hasn't nominated 465 of the 556 executive-branch jobs.

Supreme Court nomination

Trump is the only one of four presidents to get a Supreme Court nomination during his first 100 days, according to records. That's a feather in Trump's cap.


President Trump has not traveled out of the country yet. His daughter, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have traveled out of the country on his behalf.

Obama traveled out of the country nine times during his first 100 days. Bush did it twice, but Clinton went out of the country only once.

Trump has traveled in the United States 11 times and seven of those times were to his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida. Obama traveled in the United States eight times. Bush traveled 21 times, and Clinton traveled 12 times.

Money spent

It has been estimated that President Trump has spent more money on travel in his first 100 days than Obama spent in his entire first year. Trump has already used $20 million going back and forth to Florida on seven different occasions.


Trump criticized Obama for playing golf while he was in office. During Trump's 100 days, he played golf 19 times compared to Obama's one time.

Bush didn't play golf at all, but Bill Clinton went on a golf outing seven times.

Approval rating

It is hard to be exact when it comes to approval ratings because it depends on the poll. Also, the rating changes from day to day. Even so, it has been determined that President Trump has the worst approval rating than any other president.

Others before him passed the 50 percent mark, but Trump's approval rating has fluctuated between 40 and 44 percent. Obama's approval rating was 65 percent. Bush was 58 percent, and Clinton was 55 percent. John F. Kennedy had a very impressive approval rating of 74 percent after his first 100 days.