President Trump wants to release classified information from the Russia probe. He and former FBI director James Comey weighed in on the Mueller report.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump, who was identified by special envoy Robert Mueller's "no collusion" with Russia, is leading a series of contentious political battles – from health care to immigration – that fuel his re-election efforts could influence dramatically.
Trump faces a political momentum on Capitol Hill that has not changed. Democrats who control the house and have the power to block his initiatives remain hostile to his agenda. But the president has strengthened his immigration rhetoric, resumed fighting for health care, and stormed Puerto Rico, vowing to "solve" the crisis in Venezuela.
"Now that the Mueller report is behind them, the White House feels free to put its energy into implementing its legislative agenda," said GOP strategist Ron Bonjean. "It will probably force the Democratic leadership of the House to stand in the way of their progress, allowing Trump to use his megaphone against them."
When Trump contemplated the growing field of Democratic candidates who wanted to disappoint him in 2020, Trump returned to the battlefield Michigan for a rally on Thursday at which he raved about the findings of the Mueller Review Review and repeatedly beat his critics ,
"The distraction of collusion is over," Trump told fans at the Grand Rapids rally, where he debuted his renewed intent on several political fronts.
Here's a look at the president's post-Mueller approach:
"Party of Healthcare!"
Trump shocked Republicans and Democrats this week by reopening a fight for Obamacare that he already believed had already fought and lost him.
A decade after the Affordable Care Act came into effect, Trump's government told a federal court that it would support the law and reverse an earlier strategy. The president promised that the GOP would become the "party of the health service", but in two years the government has not proposed a plan to save the popular aspects of the plan, such as guaranteed coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Abolition of Obamacare: The Senate narrowly defeats Obamacare's "lean suspension" as McCain declares "no"
The Republicans revoke a key Obamacare provision requiring Americans to take out health insurance or pay a tax fine. However, the party did not succeed in repealing the law in full. And some Republicans expressed concern about the reopening of the matter.
"We are working on a plan right now," said Trump, who was apparently unaffected by these concerns, told reporters Thursday. "We will have a plan far better than Obamacare."
President Donald Trump (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / AP)
Trump appears to prepare for another fight by both parties to be avoided in Congress: immigration. While Trump announced early work on his planned wall along the US-Mexico border and threatened to completely close the southern border, some helpers are still looking for a more comprehensive solution to the problem.
Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and top adviser, met with experts and stakeholders to discuss possible legal immigration reforms, said Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, which strongly supports immigration laws , Kushner had tried to make this larger deal last year as part of the failed negotiations that led to a 35-day government shutdown.
As with health care, it is not clear that the Congress has a great appetite to deal with immigration, especially given the presidential election.
"The Dems refuse to do what they know is necessary – change our immigration laws," Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. "Would solve the problem immediately!"
Trump met with
White House Republican MPs on Tuesday as the government prepares to replace their NAFTA with the To guard Congress. The new US-Canada-Mexico trade agreement, which the President has named USMCA, needs only a simple majority to vacate both chambers, but the measure faces dubious prospects in the democratically controlled house.
Meanwhile, the White House has sent high-ranking officials to Beijing this week to try to negotiate a way out of the deadlock with China over trade. While both sides have withdrawn from the veritable trade war that has moved markets over the past year, many existing barriers continue to impact on manufacturing and agriculture.
New green punching bag
The green New Deal, the Democrats' proposal of the Democrats to fight climate change, has become one Rump's rally is being developed by Trump, who used this as an example of how Democratic candidates in Trump's Washington are turning left.
The proposal calls for combating climate change by eliminating carbon dioxide emissions and shifting the economy to renewable fuels. Trump sees the policy guidelines in the plan blocked by a Senate referendum on Tuesday
as a successful touchstone among its tribal voters.
Trump has not proposed a plan to combat climate change, which he described as a "hoax" during the 2016 campaign.
"What about a brilliant policy like the Green New Deal?" The son of the president, Donald Trump Jr., asked followers during the rally in Michigan. "What upsets the Gray New Deal is that every Democrat Democrat Democratic presidential candidate looks like it's a great idea!"
US Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah used posters depicting the figures of Aquaman and Star Wars Green New Deal bill as "ridiculous."
Puerto Rican Aid
Trump defended his record on Thursday in Puerto Rico. According to reports, he opened a debate on the amount of state aid that was allocated to the island after hurricane Mary, which landed in 2017.
At a meeting with the Republicans in the Senate, Trump asked why reports in Puerto Rico had received billions. Trump had a long-standing feud with Puerto Rican officials, including the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, although the matter had eased a bit before he reappeared this week.
The coverage of Trump's statements prompted Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló to trump Trump on Thursday to give a stern warning. "When the tyrant comes near, I'll hit the bully in the mouth," Rosselló told CNN in an interview. "It would be a mistake to confuse courtesy with courage."
Trump fired himself in comments in front of the White House.
"Puerto Rico has been better looked after by Donald Trump than by any living human, and I think the people of Puerto Rico understand that," said Trump. "They do not know how to spend the money and they do not spend it wisely."
Contribution: Christal Hayes
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