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Trump's Presidential Status Anxiety

As the president nears his hundredth day in office, he seems increasingly concerned about how he’ll measure up.
Source: Yuri Gripas / Reuters

As he approaches his hundredth day in office, Donald Trump appears to be suffering—once again—from an acute case of presidential status anxiety.

In public, of course, he has labored to play it cool, strenuously insisting (and insisting, and insisting) that he does not care about the “first hundred days” metric that historians and pundits have used to evaluate the success of new administrations since FDR. Trump has called this milestone “ridiculous” and “artificial”—a meaningless media fixation. And

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