Saturday will mark President Trump's 100th day in office, and it's been a contentious couple of months, to say the least. There've been protests against his policies all over the country, Congress and the courts have halted some of his cornerstone plans, and he can't seem to shake off suspicions of a connection to Russia. That's not to say there haven't been some victories for Trump, too, in areas like the Supreme Court.
But if there's one thing Trump has learned during his short time in the White House, it's that his gig leading the United States is more difficult than he anticipated.
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," he told Reuters in an exclusive interview about his first months in office. "Actually, this is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."
As expected, as soon as the interview was posted online, Twitter exploded with reactions. First, people were bewildered that the president would even have thought such a thing.
Trump thought the hardest job on Earth would be easier and less work than being a reality TV host. Oh. My. God. pic.twitter.com/CWehh408BX— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) April 28, 2017
I am dumbfounded on how Trump honestly believed that the presidency would be easier than "firing" people on live television. 🙄— Emily King (@EmliiK) April 28, 2017
The second reaction was a resounding, "Well, DUH." Isn't it a little obvious that being president would inevitably be hard?
donald trump says he "thought being president would be easier" pic.twitter.com/C7snx65kpD— not kayla (@constoullations) April 28, 2017
Trump: "I thought the job would be easier." pic.twitter.com/NXPzyRPJRk— North Easton (@WestonAbney) April 28, 2017
Others seriously questioned how easy the president had it while head of the Trump Organization. After all, he's been taking frequent trips to Mar-A-Lago, his private club in Florida, and has actually taken a lot of days off from being president.
He's already taken nine vacations in three months.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) April 28, 2017
How fuckin easy was his job before? https://t.co/rKDt7Kpgrt
There were other parts of the interview that also stood out to some Twitter users. For example, Trump said: "I like to drive. I can't drive any more."
However, New York Times reporter Maggie Habberman, whose been covering the Trump administration closely, pointed out that the president hasn't driven himself for a long time now.
Potus says he misses driving in Reuters intvu. Trump has not driven himself in many years. https://t.co/RpZM5MWG7c— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 28, 2017
There was at least one "extreme same" reaction. (Come on, we all know that transitioning into adulthood can be hard.)
donald trump moaning about being president because it's too much work and he misses his old life is me x— karis x (@karisnatalie) April 28, 2017
And of course, there were people who said they also preferred Trump's old life.
I agree with Trump. I liked my old life better, before he became president.— Mike Signorile (@MSignorile) April 28, 2017
RT if you wouldn't mind if Trump returned to his old life. https://t.co/10sXlQz3JR— Simar (@sahluwal) April 28, 2017
Trump misses his old life...we do too, man, we do too.— Oscar Gala Grano (@oscargala) April 28, 2017
It's unclear what made President Trump believe being the head of state of a country with over 321 million people and the de-facto "leader of the free world" would be in any way easier than leading his eponymous organization. However, it shouldn't come as a surprise that he is still grasping the magnitude of his job. This is, after all, the same man who said: "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated."
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