94 Days In, Trump Admits Being President Is 'Much Harder' Than Expected

94 Days In, Trump Admits Being President Is 'Much Harder' Than Expected Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

To assume that the president of the United States has a hard job would not be reaching. After all, they are technically responsible for the lives of 318 million people, as well as making decisions that people across the country either support or oppose.

Well, turns out that Donald Trump was surprised by the "massive" responsibilities that he has been in charge of since becoming POTUS.

"I never realized how big it was," Trump said in an interview with the Associated Press published this past Sunday, right before his 100th day in office. "Everything's so…like, you know the orders are so massive."

Trump revealed that the decision to launch a cruise-missile attack on Syria in retaliation for a poison gas attack was the one that weighed heaviest on him, with him saying:

"Number one, there's great responsibility. When it came time to, as an example, send out the 59 missiles, the Tomahawks in Syria. I'm saying to myself, 'You know, this is more than just like, 79 (sic) missiles. This is death that's involved,' because people could have been killed.

"This is risk that's involved, because if the missile goes off and goes in a city or goes in a civilian area…and if this missile goes off and lands in the middle of a town or a hamlet...Every decision is much harder than you'd normally make."

A recent set of polls (one by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal; the other, ABC News and The Washington Post) showed that Trump has poor approval numbers, with the former revealing that 54 percent of people surveyed disapproved of his performance as president so far, while the latter revealed 53 percent of people surveyed felt the same way.