Pat Toomey reviews President Trump's first 100 days

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Senator Pat Toomey is giving President Donald Trump a mixed review after his first nearly 100 days in office.

Pennsylvania's junior U.S. senator gives Trump high marks on foreign policy, but admits there have been some stumbles.

"I think it would be better if he did a little less tweeting and keeps the focus on the big, important policies," Toomey told Action News Monday.

Toomey wants to see less knee-jerk reactions from the President and more focus on core issues.

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"There are regular, almost daily conversations with the goal of trying to get the House, Senate and the White House on the same page," Toomey said.

A new healthcare plan is nearly ready, but not likely to come this week.

"Part of what's making this difficult is trying to do much of the replacement all at once," Toomey said.

Toomey gives Trump an A+ on foreign policy. He agrees with the strike and sanctions against Syria. Toomey says American troops could be headed there if the U.S. is serious about removing President Assad.

"I don't think it requires a large U.S. invasionary force. Congress should give the President the authorization to use military force to execute that plan," Toomey said.

Also, Toomey likes that President Trump is standing tough against sanctuary cities like Philadelphia.

And he knows progress hasn't come as quickly as voters wanted.

Trump approaches his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating at this point of any other president in polls since 1945.

"It's tougher for a president to advance his agenda if his approval numbers are not high, that is a fact," Toomey said.

Overall, Toomey says he's cautiously optimistic that President Trump will continue to grow in his office.

Toomey denies that he himself has not been available to his constituency.


ABC News contributed to this report.
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