President Trump has said he thought being president would be easier than his old life. In an interview with Reuters, Trump said he loved his previous life: “I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier,” he said.
Trump explained that he was still adjusting to his ‘new life’, especially with 24-hour Secret Service protection.
“You’re really into your own little cocoon because you have such massive protection that you really can’t go anywhere,” he said.
With Trump approaching his 100th day in office tomorrow, his time so far as POTUS has transpired under a cloud protests and disapproval.
Critics have condemned many of his decisions, among which was to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits foreign aid for organisations that offer family planning and abortion services.
His party also attempted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and there was the ‘Muslim ban’ blocking citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
Earlier this week, attendees at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin booed Ivanka Trump as she praised her father and said he was a “tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive”.
It appears that Trump’s presidency has galvanised more women to consider entering politics, according to Emily’s List, an organisation that recruits women for political positions.
The firm said that more than 11,000 women across the country had been in touch to express their interest politics. During 2016, the organisation had only spoken to 900 women who were interested in running for school board, state legislation or Congress.
President of the organisation Stephanie Schriock told The Washington Post: “The thousands of women who have reached out to Emily’s List since the election are a testament to the energy, determination, and resistance we’ve seen from day one of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“Over ten thousand women isn’t a ripple, it’s a wave.”