Great For Ratings, But What About Governing? : NPR – Donald Trump Sucks

Great For Ratings, But What About Governing? : NPR – Donald Trump Sucks

Through a video camera viewfinder, President Trump is seen addressing the crowd during the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

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Through a video camera viewfinder, President Trump is seen addressing the crowd during the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Let’s get this out of the way: health care and border-wall funding are probably not happening this week.

There isn’t even a bill written for health care, and while conservatives like the draft language that’s circulating, moderates don’t.

It’s the same problem Republicans have had from the beginning — appeal to conservatives, lose the moderates; appeal to moderates, lose the conservatives.

It’s like a water balloon — no matter which end you push on, it still pops.

“If it happens, and we have the votes this week, great,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday. “If it’s next week, or the week after—.” Or…

On the border wall, President Trump appears to be dropping his funding demands (for now) and punting to this fall. That’s what he told…

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