PHOENIX — Saturday will mark the 100th day Donald Trump has been the president of the United States. There’s been dozens of executive orders, hundreds of tweets from the man himself, many visits with foreign leaders and plenty of controversial topics.
Fox News’ Meghan McCain, who’s also the daughter of Sen. John McCain, joined Mac & Gaydos on KTAR News 92.3 FM Wednesday to discuss how the first period of Trump’s presidency went.
“Everything about President Trump surprises me and has continued to surprise me,” McCain said. “Just the fact that he sent missiles into Syria and dropped a MOAB on a bunch of ISIS terrorists who were trying to kill Americans, to me, gives him a very high grade in the B’s. His problem right now is he doesn’t have any legislative wins. Obviously repeal and replace Obamacare was dead in the water, we don’t know what to expect from tax reform and he doesn’t really have any legislative wins.”
McCain later specified that she would say Trump deserved a B- so far for his efforts, continually naming his lack of legislative wins as the negatives so far.
But she’s all in on what Trump has been trying to do involving sanctuary cities.
Trump recently put out an executive order looking to strip funding for sanctuary cities, which a judge in turn blocked.
“I think President Trump should pull the funding for sanctuary cities,” McCain said. “I’m 100 percent, adamantly against sanctuary cities. I think it’s un-American and I think there are much more productive ways to talk about immigration.”
McCain isn’t a fan of the “arbitrary” look into how a president is doing after 100 days, but thinks if Trump can continue to push his foreign policy and create jobs, then he should have no problem in the midterm election or in 2020.
McCain said she didn’t give Trump a better grade than a B- because of his failure to get a legislative win so far, and by the lack in definition of roles (and business ties) involving Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
She also doesn’t think a big selling point for the Trump campaign is plausible.
“I totally think building the wall is a grand illusion that’s never actually going to happen if you’re talking about a literal, cement wall,” McCain said.