March 24, 2017

DONALD WHO?:

Trump the Dealmaker Projects Bravado, but Behind the Scenes, Faces Rare Self-Doubt (GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN, MARCH 23, 2017, NY Times)

[T]hursday's reality check came with a Trumpian dose of the surreal.

Mr. Trump appeared almost oblivious to the dire situation unfolding in the hours after he hosted a meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus at the White House, where he made the case Mr. Winston pointed to -- that not passing the health bill risks the rest of the Republican agenda.

In the midafternoon, a beaming Mr. Trump climbed into the rig of a black tractor-trailer, which had been driven to the White House for an event with trucking industry executives, honking the horn and posing for a series of tough-guy photos -- one with his fists held aloft, another staring straight ahead, hands gripping the large wheel, his face compressed into an excited scream.

At a meeting inside shortly afterward, Mr. Trump announced that he was pressed for time and needed to go make calls for more votes.

A reporter informed him that the vote had already been called off.

That's Andrew Ferguson-worthy.

Posted by at March 24, 2017 7:33 AM

  

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