Speaking to a crowd of his supporters, the President said, “We’ve signed more bills — and I’m talking about through the legislature — than any president, ever,” Mr. Trump said at a “Made in America” event at the White House. “For a while, Harry Truman had us. And now, I think, we have everybody.”
According to the New York Times, as Mr. Trump approaches six months in office, he is actually behind the number of laws signed into law relative to his last six predecessors. Mr. Trump has signed 42 bills into law during his first six months in office, compared to the average of 43 signed into law by his last six predecessors.
“And an analysis of the bills Mr. Trump signed shows that about half were minor and inconsequential, passed by Congress with little debate. Among recent presidents, both the total number of bills he signed and the legislation’s substance make Mr. Trump about average.”