'I thought it would be easier' - Donald Trump after 100 days as President

US President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office are wrapping up, and he admits that the job is a lot harder than first thought.

"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Mr Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."

Saturday marks Mr Trump's 100th day in office. The milestone comes after controversies including his administration's bungling of the executive order restricting travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries, his failed attempt to fully replace former President Barack Obama's healthcare plan, and the use of the Mother Of All Bombs in Afghanistan.

New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi told The Nation that his goal of taking down Islamic State is proving difficult.

She says the terror group has rarely made public announcements in 2017, but has made sure to belittle the US President.

"They only just recently put out their first official statement about Donald Trump post-election and post-inauguration. They used insulting language to speak of him.

"They described him as dumb. But what’s interesting is to look at the social media posts of ISIS fighters and followers, and they have been, to put it bluntly, overjoyed by the election of Donald Trump."