Despite all the bragging about his talents, despite predicting an endless series of “wins,” despite crowning himself the ultimate “deal-maker,” despite his unsurpassed narcissism and his unrelenting ego, Donald Trump failed last week.
A week before the election, he promised to “immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare.” Yet, 64 days into his term, he failed to deliver. …
Legislating requires deal-making, but the currency of politics is different than the currency of real estate.
Indeed, there are multiple currencies in politics: a reputation for honesty and expertise, the ability to explain complex programs in simple terms and popularity with the public among them.
In these currencies, Trump is nearly bankrupt. CONT.
Mark Mellman (Mellman Group), The Hill