Saturday, June 10, 2017
Can't get out of his own way
Having made so many promises to everyone while campaigning, The Tangerine Shitgibbon can not help but keep some of them if he does anything at all. Yet, in spite of this built in advantage from all his lies, Tangerine is having trouble getting anything done. And his biggest obstacle is himself.
Trump said he would be willing to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller under oath to discuss the conversations with Comey. The president declined again to say whether he is recording conversations in the White House, something he said previously he may have done.Donald Trump is not a president by any stretch of the imagination. He is a 70 year old, ignorant narcissistic golfing roadblock to a pile of bad legislation. He needs to be encouraged until he can be impeached.
The afternoon news conference capped a day that began when Trump aides who were downright giddy that the president did not respond to Comey’s testimony directly Thursday – at their own urging — became clearly disappointed that he reverted back to Twitter to criticize Comey early Friday.
And while Trump insisted he wanted to “get back to running our great country” his actions particularly frustrated Republicans eager to pass legislation now that they control both the White House and Congress for the first time in 10 years.
“Republicans on the Hill are desperate for the president’s self made distractions to cease and for him to focus on policy achievements,” said Rob Stutzman, a Republican political strategist based in Sacramento, California. “They would prefer a world where the RNC isn't spending it’s resources to slime Jim Comey, but rather promoting health care reform, a tax overhaul and the virtue of deregulation.”
Before Trump’s forceful responses Friday, his staff and supporters had become increasingly confident that the White House could return to a fierce focus on its stalled agenda, a 2016 litany of pledges to overhaul the nation’s health care system and its tax code, toughen its immigration laws, dramatically pare the size of government and more.
Presidents traditionally get heavily involved in pushing their agendas, particularly in their first months in office. While some Republican lawmakers dismiss the notion the Comey matter was a distraction, the controversy has made it tougher for the White House to lobby for its initiatives.
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