The Media gets excited….
Should be a good political week…
Trump wants the impossible…
While he works a 9 to 5 schedulw with weekends off in Florida…
Democrats up for a fight….(including closing things down a la’ Teaparty?)
And may have support coming from some Republicans…
Will a’ busy ‘ President Trump picture get him win, or will it fall flat like his efforts to get anything thru Congress except a judge ….
Democrats and Republicans agree the word of the week will be “promises.” As President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office nears, the battle will be over whether they’ve been kept or broken.
After angst from the president and senior aides over the 100-day mark — and anticipation that press coverage will be dominated by his failure to change Obamacare — the White House plans to spend the week telling Americans he has kept his promises from the 2016 campaign, according to senior administration officials and a planning document reviewed by POLITICO.
The White House has a packed schedule for the president. With reelection in 2020 already on their minds, aides noted that even though recent polls show Trump has a lower approval rating than any modern president at the same point, they also show his base believes he is delivering.
Meanwhile, Democrats’ theme for the week will be “100 Days of Broken Promises to American Families,” a strategy party leaders say will focus on contrasting the “bold commitments” of Trump’s campaign with what they consider a “historic lack of accomplishment” in office.
Democrats so far have been divided on how to peel supporters away from Trump, but this week’s strategy will launch a broader effort heading into the midterm election cycle to convince voters he is a phony, congressional aides said.
“So far, the president’s first 100 days have been defined by broken promises to America’s working class,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
Trump has packed his next six days with meetings and meals with prominent senators, ambassadors from United Nations Security Council countries, and U.S. Supreme Court justices. Higher-profile Cabinet secretaries will hit the road to promote his agenda, and the president plans to woo his base with a White House reception for conservative media figures and a speech at the National Rifle Association conference.
The White House hopes the hectic schedule drowns out coverage of the misfires and highlights his successes. Administration officials spent much of the weekend huddling on a strategy and are shooting for a week of “us being busy every day,” one administration official said….
The White House, which is trying to force another vote on an Obamacare repeal, seems desperate to either win some of Trump’s priorities in a deal next week, or force a government shutdown that it can blame on Democrats. That might energize Trump’s supporters, who don’t have much to celebrate yet.
But it’s not just the Democrats who oppose several Trump priorities. Congressional Republicans, who are generally united in support for the increase in defense spending, are divided on the border wall, which is not popular among border-state Republicans, and the deep domestic-spending cuts.
So far, it does not look like a bridgeable gap. “This is going to be high-stakes poker,” the White House official said….Share on Facebook