In October 2016, earlier than Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, he outlined a plan of all of the issues he hoped to perform throughout his first 100 days in workplace.

However within the wake of failure and unfulfilled promises as his 100th day approaches, the president has modified his tune. Final week, he criticized “the ridiculous customary” of the primary 100 days, slamming the deadline in a single sentence.

To mark the milestone, HuffPost requested lawmakers, activists, lobbyists and influencers to supply their very own (roughly) one-sentence takes on Trump’s first 100 days. 

Listed below are the responses, which have been calmly edited for readability and magnificence:

Khizr Khan, Gold Star father

“Each motion and phrase of Trump has [a] foul stench of political expediency and self-aggrandizing, whole lack of ethical compass and management.”

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

“President Trump has spent his first 100 days mendacity to the American individuals about points each nice and small, refusing to reveal his tax returns or handle fears about his marketing campaign’s ties to Russia, struggling to advance a coherent overseas coverage technique and failing to ensure inexpensive well being protection for all Individuals … #unhappy!”

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter 

“45 has confirmed to be one of the vital harmful human beings on the planet; we should resist his regime and construct a motion within the thousands and thousands.”

“[The first 100 days] are as unhealthy as I believed they’d be. I’m a bit relieved that a few of his efforts — the journey ban, his well being care invoice — have been stymied to date, however these fights should not over.” 

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)


Philip Ellender, president of presidency and public affairs at Koch Industries

“We’re inspired by the administration’s work to rein in burdensome and pointless regulatory overreach that has stifled innovation and has added pointless prices to items and companies that Individuals depend on every single day.”

Michael Mann, local weather scientist

“Again in October, I wrote that Donald Trump is a risk to the planet, and what now we have seen in his first 100 days of workplace — denying the specter of local weather change, hiring local weather deniers and fossil gas trade lobbyists to fill key administrative roles, and issuing govt orders aimed toward dismantling the progress of the previous eight years — reaffirms that.” 

Aasif Mandvi, actor

“It’s been 100 days. I can’t imagine it’s solely been 100 days. I believed he was going to take a 12 months to start out displaying indicators of demagoguery.”

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Fr. James Martin, editor-at-large of America journal and marketing consultant to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication

“I hope that the president would possibly think about the wants of these he used to name ‘losers’ ― on this case, those that have misplaced out by the hands of the economic system: the poor, the homeless, the unemployed, the sick and the uninsured.”

Sheryl Crow, singer-songwriter

“There’s been an arc of betrayal, chaos, manipulation and ignorance.”

Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Legislation Middle

“President Trump has confirmed in his first 100 days that the financial populism of his marketing campaign was faux, however that the racism and xenophobia had been very actual. His assist for the well being care invoice confirmed his indifference to the destiny of these attempting to make ends meet. On the similar time, he’s pressed a far-right agenda concentrating on immigrants, Muslims, the LGBT neighborhood and others who’re susceptible.”

Tom Perriello, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia

“It’s arduous to determine whether or not his supporters, whom I meet with typically on the path, are extra disheartened by President Trump’s sheer incompetence, his ties to Russia, or his failure to concentrate on jobs, however this poisonous trifecta means about probably the most constructive overview I hear is, ‘Give him a bit extra time.’”

April Reign, activist who created #OscarsSoWhite

“Trump’s first 100 days have been harrowing and bear witness that we should problem him and his administration at each flip by persevering with to struggle for justice and fairness for all marginalized communities.”

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Unwell.)

“About as unhealthy as might be anticipated from a crew of misogynist, climate-change denying, anti-immigration, billionaire civil rights opponents, however we higher be prepared for even worse to return.”

Ben Cohen, activist and co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s

“It’s clear now that ‘Drain the Swamp’ actually meant ‘Suck up all of the morally bankrupt billionaires, Wall Avenue executives, and special-interest pond scum, after which pump them into the White Home with a fireplace hose.’”

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Raed Saleh, chief of Syrian rescue group the White Helmets

“After President Obama did not uphold his ‘crimson line’ and let [Syrian President Bashar Assad] put Syria right into a six-year spiral of horror and destruction, Syrians have discovered hope in President Trump’s resolve to reassert the worldwide neighborhood’s intolerance in the direction of using chemical weapons. We now wait to see if he’ll lead the worldwide effort to assist shield Syrians from different brutal regime ways, and to assist construct a democratic different to the brutality and extremism of each Assad and ISIS.”

Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

“Guarantees to working households: both damaged or unfulfilled.”

Former Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.), govt director on the Middle for Arms Management and Non-Proliferation

“To this point, President Trump’s nuclear coverage can solely be described as constantly inconsistent. After 100 days with the nuclear codes, it’s nonetheless not clear that the president understands the complexity of the nuclear threats dealing with the USA or that these threats can’t be mitigated by tweeting.”

Kathy Griffin, comic

“In the course of the first 100 days, there’s been by no means a greater time to be a standup comedian and by no means a scarier time to be a human on the planet of Earth.”

Home Minority Chief Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

“President Trump’s first 100 days have been a disastrous parade of damaged guarantees to working individuals, handouts to rich particular pursuits, and deep injury to the well being and financial safety of America’s households.”

Rob Delaney, comic and co-creator of Amazon’s “Disaster”

“Seen from area, Trump’s first 100 days has been a muddled however regular effort to put the groundwork to redistribute the nation’s wealth from the underside 99 % to the highest 1 %, with him and his grotesque household astride the foul summit (with a aspect order of bigotry).”

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, director of exterior relations for the Nationwide Middle for Transgender Equality

“The Trump administration has taken malicious and dangerous actions towards a number of minority teams over the past 100 days, together with attacking one of many nation’s most susceptible populations by rescinding Title IX steerage that clarified methods to create secure and affirming environments for transgender youngsters.”

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

“Unhealthy for kids, moms, employees, immigrants, ladies’s well being, LGBTQ rights and nationwide safety, simply to call a couple of.”

Peter Neffenger, former administrator of the Transportation Safety Administration

“Though a brand new administrator has not but been nominated, I’m glad to see that the transformative modifications we started proceed to maneuver ahead, notably with respect to partnering with the non-public sector to develop and deploy new safety applied sciences by the TSA Innovation Process Power, coupled with continued focus and coordination on public space safety.”

Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Native 1999

“Donald Trump’s delusional.”

Al Madrigal, comic and former correspondent on “The Day by day Present”

“It’s been an incredibly horrible catastrophe ― he’s gone again on so many guarantees that I can’t imagine the individuals in his base that put him in workplace can proceed to assist him, contemplating that he hasn’t completed a factor that he’s promised to do. However what do I do know? I’m just a few fool comic.”

Jonathan Gruber, economics professor at MIT

“Trump’s first 100 days confirmed that democracy nonetheless capabilities so long as there are truth-telling organizations on the market just like the CBO ― and highlighted the important thing dependence of our authorities on these establishments.”

Richard Carmona, U.S. surgeon basic from 2002-2006

“A notion of unpredictable entropy, chaos, confusion and alternate details have to date contaminated the beltway. America is healthier than this, let’s present the world who we actually are!”

Tamika Mallory, nationwide co-chair of the Ladies’s March on Washington

“We have to proceed to make use of our voices to push again on the dangerous insurance policies and rhetoric of this administration, as a result of the upcoming risk that communities are up towards is one thing too nice to disregard.”

Andy Slavitt, former performing administrator of the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers below President Barack Obama

“Trump’s relationship to the presidency to date looks as if my relationship with weight-reduction plan ― he desires the outcomes with out doing the arduous work.” 

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Melissa Etheridge, singer-songwriter

“It has solidified and delivered to the floor much more the significance of range and the way range is difficult and fearful to some. Being on the opposite aspect of range — being the various a part of range — meaning it’s my job to take that freedom, to take that accountability and to respect and love myself and to face in my fact with it and present that the one solution to get out of this mess is by understanding and believing that range is what makes us stronger.”

Tom Colicchio, “Prime Chef” host and co-founder of

“The primary hundred days of any presidency comes with a steep studying curve … sadly, this occasion has been a basic instance of ‘You may’t educate an previous canine new methods.’”

Neil Gaiman, writer of American Gods

“I feel it’s making issues extra pressing. I don’t know if we’re getting higher artwork, I don’t know if we’re getting extra artwork. However the artwork we’re getting feels extra pressing.”

Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD

“100 days of Trump interprets into 100 days of erasure for the LGBTQ neighborhood ― from the census exclusion, to rescinding Obama’s steerage for trans youth in faculties, and lack of any LGBTQ mentions on the White Home web site, he has spent the early days of his administration attempting to take away us from the very material of this nation, and we should resist.”

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)

“Main situation: Supreme Court docket nominee is accredited. It’s one of many the reason why he acquired elected.”

Tom Toro, New Yorker cartoonist

“Regardless of numerous pathetic failures throughout his first 100 days in workplace, Trump can level to 1 nice accomplishment: He has impressed a file variety of individuals to turn out to be politically engaged artists. The spontaneous creativity of the Resistance, led by unusual residents expressing themselves with extraordinary creativeness, has grown daily to turn out to be probably the most highly effective cultural drive of the century, and it ― not Trump’s vacuous, useless avarice ― will form the way forward for our nation.”

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)

“On the subject of marijuana coverage, we want the Trump administration to cease sending blended messages full of backtracks and flat out flip-flops. We have to take the marijuana sector out of a gray zone and right into a respectable one.”

Kelly Garvy, founding father of Defending Progress in Durham

“Trump lies and embarrasses himself and the nation each day, however for the previous 100 days, I’ve cast new relationships and friendships with great individuals in my neighborhood ― and we’re prepared for 2018.”

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María Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino

“From immigration to well being care, the president’s agenda is the antithesis of a forward-looking nation, with the potential to take us again to our nation’s darkest days.”

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)

“Two phrases: Neil Gorsuch.”

Joycelyn Elders, U.S. surgeon basic from 1993 to 1994

“Whereas the POTUS could also be a genius, he would tremendously profit by listening to the knowledgeable concepts of authorities in well being care, schooling and human rights with the intention to deliver motivation and hope to all.”

Ian Kerner, relationship counselor and intercourse therapist

“Whereas within the Obama period, ‘sexual cliteracy’ was on the rise and the ‘orgasm hole’ between women and men had been closing, I’m now seeing an increase in sexual complaints from ladies about males who’re woefully ill-cliterate. Sadly, the ‘Viva La Vulva’ years are over.” 

Heems, rapper

“It’s been actually tough. I can say from a neighborhood perspective numerous South Asians are far more anxious about their actuality.”

Lewis Black, comic

“It appears like two and a half years. Two and a half years is what it appears like.”

A number of HuffPost reporters contributed to this story.