He just finished telling the world that he doesn’t like the Iran deal…But won’t scrap it….He want’s Congress to ok and better deal….
He just made two executive moves on the Affordable Healthcare program…Again…Congress CAN do something…(And Trump can go back to watching the Media and play Golf)
The Republicans who are supposed to be a majority party of Donald Trump the ‘head’ Grand Ole party guy can’t get anything done…So Trump, who has been frustrated by ‘his’ party not getting anything done?….
Is doing things that are dearing Congress to DO SOMETHING….
And Republicans won’t so far if they have to reach across the aisle and work WITH Democrats….( Anytime Trump mentions Democrats?Conservatives and Some Republicans scratch their heads and dig in against anything…Others are NOT happy with this stuff)
Republican’s in Congress made this problem to themselves by NOT allowing Barack Obama any backing on ANYTHING he wanted to do…
Bill Clinton fought Congress tooth and nail, from shutdowns to impeachment. George W. Bush boasted that he was “the decider.” Barack Obama groused that if lawmakers were unwilling to take actions he wanted, he would take up his “pen and phone.”
Donald Trump, however, is more than willing to let Congress act. Of all the norms that he has upended in his short tenure as president, Trump’s willingness to pass the buck back to lawmakers is one of the most unexpected, curious, and perhaps salubrious. This impulse was on display in two major moves this week, on health care and the Iran deal, and this week the White House also laid out its principles on a third—how to deal with so-called Dreamers. In each of these cases, the Trump administration seems to be shifting responsibility to Congress so that the president is freed of it, while also hoping or expecting lawmakers will act to preserve the status quo.
In each of these cases, Trump is also taking a power that Obama specifically claimed for the presidency and insisting that Congress take it instead…..
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