Trump and Trumpians Still in Sync

Two things seem abundantly clear right now. First, President Trump’s agenda and priorities are exactly what he laid out in his boisterous campaign. No one should be surprised by what he is doing. Second, the divisions over Candidate Trump mirror the perceptions of President Trump. Despite the controversies of his early days in office, his backers have mainly held fast. …

In short, the battle lines this year look pretty much the way they did before the election. Trump has lost a little ground among independents, but there have been few conversions. His base loves the substance of what he is doing, though it’s reasonable to assume that many would prefer to see a smoother rollout. To his critics, Trump has been every bit as bad as they feared. CONT.

Charlie Cook