President Trump has had what would previously be considered an impossibly troubled first six months in office. With controversy after controversy, scandals that can only be outdone by the one that follows, and no significant legislative wins to speak of, the President has not seemed able to deliver on his promise of “so much winning.”
Rick Tyler Friday Morning
Senator Ted Cruz’s former Communications Director Rick Tyler made an appearance this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe where he made a stunning declaration. Tyler told co-host Mika Brzezinski “I think this presidency is effectively over.”
And if you look back to different presidencies, you look at Bill Clinton, he had a rough first two years, very difficult two years. But after Oklahoma City, he was able to regain his footing and become presidential until he slipped on a blue dress.”
“But this president cannot change. Nothing about his behavior tells me, since the beginning of this process, that he was going to change. And if you cannot change and you cannot become presidential, and you cannot convince the majority of the American people to enact some legislative agenda that he wants passed, his presidency legislatively is effectively over.”
Tyler’s remarks come Friday morning after a Senate vote in the wee hours of the day. That vote struck down the Republicans last ditch attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare. The bill known as a “skinny repeal” was voted down with a 51-49 vote.
Also on MSNBC’s Morning Joe was panelist Donny Deutsch who added “The healthcare debacle shows something also about his incompetence in that he never understood the job of the presidency. He never understood the job of pushing legislation through.”
This week has brought a West Wing shake up, Capitol Hill testimony in the Russia investigation by the President’s senior adviser and son in law Jared Kushner, attacks by the President on the Attorney General, attacks and threats by the administration on the State of Alaska, and the utter failure of the Republican party to repeal and replace Obamacare. In other words, just another week in Trumpland.