Can Donald Trump save his failing presidency? – Chicago Tribune


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Can Donald Trump save his failing presidency?
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President Donald Trump is continually surprised by the obvious — health care is hard, the presidency is harder than running a private family company with no accountability. Newt Gingrich remarked, "I think he's much more aware how complicated the
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President Donald Trump is continually surprised by the obvious — health care is hard, the presidency is harder than running a private family company with no accountability.

Newt Gingrich remarked, “I think he’s much more aware how complicated the world is. This will all be more uphill than he thought it would be because I think he had the old-fashioned American idea that you run for office, you win, then people behave as though you won.” That’s not old fashioned; that’s wrong, the product of an uncurious mind, a stunted attention span and juvenile temperament.

His grandiosity — a burning need for impressive quick wins — has driven his presidency into the ditch. The more he ruminates about repealing Obamacare and insists on the “biggest tax cut in history,” the less he is going to accomplish. The best his advisers can do for him is to loosen his grip on gigantic, unattainable ends and work on middle-size, bipartisan wins.

He might take Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at his word. On Friday, Schumer said on the Senate floor, “President Trump could have chosen to spend his first 100 days working with Democrats, to find consensus on issues like jobs, trade, outsourcing and infrastructure — places where we have some common ground.” He added, “I told him many times that if he governed from the middle, his presidency would have some success.”