When Will Trump Resign?
Trump is all about winning and showing that off. He was striving, and still is, for the most spectacular first 100 days. He has accomplished little more than getting a conservative supreme court Justice, which any other Republican would get, anyway. The Justice he appointed will have two scars on his appointment. These are that he is occupying a chair that should have been filled by President Obama, and that he only got in by evoking the nuclear option of squeaking by with a majority vote.
The other major thing that Trump got across was to sign executive orders to remove regulations that were not yet solidified by the Obama Presidency, many of which were held up in court anyway. I will not call these accomplishments, since they violated the clean air and water guarantees that he made, which are still popular with the public.
He did not understand the Affordable Care Act, and how popular it is becoming. He did not understand that the Republican AHCA would price out 24 million people. He did not understand that was the only way to milk a tax break for the rich out of it.
He is finding that it is very hard to get wins in our wars.
He has not set up any renegotiated trade policies with the 200 countries in the world.
The press is not praising him. His administration is making a series of mistakes because he is not connecting with his department’s.
His skinny budget was not well thought out, and will be dead on arrival in the Congress.
The press and the FBI are getting close to uncover whatever the ties to Russia are.
With the Freedom Caucus and Democrats not cooperating, Congress is very difficult.
So Trump has found how difficult it is to win or accomplish things, both domestic and foreign.
Eventually Trump may get a tax cut, and a modified health plan, since Republican legislators want that.
Oddly, Sarah Palin just visited the White House. She retired while still Governor of Alaska. President Obama just just finished a fabulous and active three month vacation.
Trump will soon have his young son and wife in the White House with him. But he still prefers Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago. He is transferring from a cold winter to a hot and humid summer.
He has been following policies to keep the coal and rust belt voters.
He doesn’t look like he really cares about the welfare of the common man, but he does care about increasing the wealth of his fellow billionaires. So would any other Republican.
Since Trump was not a politician, this has to be very frustrating. He is never going to be a real winner as things crawl along, instead of following his instant schedule.
We know nothing about his health, but considering his oldest starting age and the stress of his office, he may well have some difficulties during his term.
So Trump will get little adulation, which he craves, and won’t easily accomplish his goals.
VP Mike Pence could probably accomplish the same things more smoothly, using the full resources of the administration and departments, and congressional connections.
Ivanka and Jared Kushner are young parents to three children, and they are overloaded and won’t be successful stretched so thinly.
With such frustrations, with little finished in the first 100 days, Trump still has 2,820 days left in an 8 year term. That’s 28 times more than what he has already struggled through.
Who wouldn’t quit?