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Republican David Frum Blasts Trump For Saying He Thought Being President ‘Would Be Easier’ 

by Tod Perry

May 1, 2017
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During the 2016 election, Donald Trump ran with a stunning ignorance of the American political process. He convinced millions of Americans that the country’s problems could be solved through negotiation and force of will. But over his first 100 days in office, Trump has been gut-punched by America’s system of checks and balances, leaving him with few achievements and low approval ratings.

Last week, in an interview with Reuters, Trump reflected on his first 100 days by admitting the job was harder than he imagined. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” he said. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” Trump’s admission shows how little he knew about the office before taking on its tremendous responsibilities. This statement provoked the ire of David Frum, former George W. Bush speechwriter and senior editor of The Atlantic. Frum has been a target of scorn in the Republican Party for putting country above party and openly criticizing the president. 

Frum unleashed a tweetstorm on Friday, mocking Trump’s naiveté and showing the threat it poses to both America and the globe. 

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Republican David Frum Blasts Trump For Saying He Thought Being President ‘Would Be Easier’