I’ll be brief:
Trump is correct on nearly every issue. Unfortunately, Trump is also a political imbecile who seems hell-bent on Tweeting his way into a one-term presidency. He is a bombastic jackass who seems not to understand that he is presiding over a fractured, ineffective and divided Congress. The divide is not just between the Right and Left. No, the most important divisions are within the members of the Republican Party. Sadly, Trump is doing NOTHING to bring his members together.
It seems to me that a major part of his own problem is that he rolls out one program after another - none of which are rolled out well, with no discernable closure in sight on any of them. Repeal & Replace Obamacare/tax reform? Unfortunately for all of us, the only portion of his agenda that is in any way getting accomplished is that which he can do by way of executive action.
This brings me to my major angst - Congress. Republicans have been in the political wilderness for 8 years - 8 years to figure out what to do when back in power. Obviously Republican members of Congress thought of nothing during those 8 years. Obamacare repeal/replace - the Repubs act like two chimps humping a football. Same with Tax reform. The Repubs control Congress - they control the agenda - yet, as time winds down in this session of Congress there appears no sense of urgency to get anything done except to look like a group that can’t govern.
After all the bluster and promises, If Repubs don’t pass at least Trumpcare or tax reform (or at least a tax cut) this year I think it very likely they will lose the Senate and perhaps even the house. Incredibly, since the first inept/disastrous roll out of Obamacare repeal/replace Congress has recessed 3 times. There are only about 40 days left in this session of Congress when the House and Senate are in session at the same time. That isn’t much time - likely not enough - to pump out meaningful legislation until much later this year, if then. We would then be looking at 2018 - an election year - notorious for nothing ever getting done in Congress.
My guess is that even if legislation is forthcoming this year, it will be so watered down after being squeezed through the arcane “reconciliation” requirement that it will be relatively ineffective and therefore meaningless.
Moral to the story: Republicans, as is almost always the case, have the better policies. They just don’t seem to know how to effectively govern. And Trump tweets on into the night as his communication staff and members of his Party try to figure out how the hell to explain what he meant to say.