June 29, 2017

LAUGHINGSTOCK:

Who's afraid of Trump? Not enough Republicans -- at least for now.  (Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Ashley Parker, June 27, 2017, Washington Post)

In private conversations on Capitol Hill, Trump is often not taken seriously. Some Republican lawmakers consider some of his promises -- such as making Mexico pay for a new border wall -- fantastical. They are exhausted and at times exasperated by his hopscotching from one subject to the next, chronicled in his pithy and provocative tweets. They are quick to point out how little command he demonstrates of policy. And they have come to regard some of his threats as empty, concluding that crossing the president poses little danger. [...]

One senior Republican close to both the White House and many senators called Trump and his political operation "a paper tiger," noting how many GOP lawmakers feel free "to go their own way."

Posted by at June 29, 2017 5:28 PM

  

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