President Trump no longer concerned about the Freedom Caucus or maybe even Speaker Ryan
If there is one thing that President Donald Trump hates it is losing and on Friday while he was introspective after losing on his repeal and replacement of Obamacare. But then came Saturday when he pointed out a Fox News program that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) should step down after he failed the president on the healthcare bill and then came Sunday when Trump went after the Freedom Caucus along other conservative groups.
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2017
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
President Trump is someone who loves the Godfather, films and as of this weekend it seems that both Speaker Ryan and the members of the Freedom Caucus are now “dead to him.”
We know that one of the reason’s that President Trump won the White House because none the Republican field could connect with the country. Trump was the outsider, the populist, the man who wanted to blow up Washington.
So, in his first big attempt a getting a legislative win was to get rid of Obamacare as the Republican’s had promised for seven years. This was to have been a “legislative slam dunk.”
But the bill that Speaker Ryan brought to President Trump was not crafted with impute of the entire Republican Party. Ryan rushed a bill through the House was doomed to fail before it ever hit the floor – which by the way – it never did.
Now President Trump will move on to Tax Reform and he will give Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a chance to help him. Now they need to take their time and deliver a win for the new president.
Later this summer look for the Democrats come together with President Trump on both Tax Reform and Infrastructure. But look at Healthcare to a bi-partisan deal that will repair Obamacare.
For Trump it is now all about built around forming coalitions and the Freedom Caucus will remain dead to him.
Video from Fox News.