Tuesday's HOT MIC
You'd be forgiven if you said you had no idea what President Trump thinks should happen with ObamaCare. He tweeted this last night:
Sometime in the night he apparently had a change of heart and was back to this:
So which is it? Repeal or leave it to fail? This is madness. The problem is that candidate Trump promised both of these things during the campaign. Best I can tell, he's tossing out both options now to see which gets the most retweets from his followers, but who knows? Maybe it's 1000-D chess that's way over all of our heads. At this point, it's less about good public policy than it is about avoiding any culpability for this debacle. Trump promised during the campaign that repealing ObamaCare would be easy, but he ran headlong into Congress, where his famed boardroom skills don't work. He's been essentially rendered impotent, his agenda stalled because he's not doing the hard work of setting a clear policy agenda and then going out and building the coalitions necessary to get the agenda passed. He can rail about draining the swamp all he wants, but Congress is not going away. It's not a swamp he has the power to drain. He's going to need to man up and do a lot of heavy lifting in the coming months unless he wants to see his agenda tossed to the curb.