The White House "isn't going to be pressured by artificial deadlines," but there is much about President Donald Trump's first 100 days that hasn't gotten coverage, counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday.
"People act like [Supreme Court Justice] Neil Gorsuch is a footnote in the first 100 days," Conway told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" anchor Bill Hemmer. "It's the first time a sitting president has had a Supreme Court justice [confirmed] in the first 100 days since 1881.The significance should not be lost."
In addition, she said, Trump's numbers show that "people feel like he is making good on his promises to be tough around the globe, to reinstate America's position and power."
Conway said next week, when Trump's first 100 days in office wraps up, "we'll be out there talking about all the accomplishments, on the prosperity end, the job creation, half a million new jobs created."
The numbers that really matter, she continued, are the confidence indicators.
"The home builders' confidence is up at a 12-year high," she said. "The National Safety Manufacturers Conference numbers are up to 93 percent from 54 percent from a year ago. People are spending their money, businesses are expanding, you see factories staying here, jobs staying here."
Another of Trump's large agenda items - healthcare - is back in the news, and Conway said the plan keeps improving and she believes the news plan will be approved either next week or shortly thereafter.
"We're happy Congress has been working during the recess on this issue," said Conway. "The president is in touch with members of Congress and the chairmen of the committees and the speakers and people are working toward repealing and replacing Obamacare. We want to make sure people get the affordable, sustainable care they need."
However, there are no Democrats who want to support healthcare reform, said Conway, and she thinks that's "unfortunate."
"The president and senior staffers here have made very clear that we welcome and would like to have Democratic votes in support of healthcare reform, tax reform, certainly infrastructure and other measures that are meant to benefit Americans," said Conway.
Meanwhile, a government shutdown is looming, with a budget deadline set for April 28, but Conway said the White House is confident the government will not be shut down.
Conway also discussed Trump's response to shootings in Paris this week, saying that when he called the event another terrorist attack, he was showing a tone of resolve, not resignation.
"He is saying we can't get inured to this as a new normal, but said in a tweet this morning he thinks it may affect the presidential elections in France this weekend," said Conway. "People across the globe are tired of these random terrorist acts that take the lives of people and they're tired of politicians who won't name it and won't address it and take a hard line against it ... he is here to defeat ISIS and is committed to doing that."
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