WASHINGTON – He talked about tax cuts this past weekend, opiate dependence on Wednesday, drug prices on Thursday and immigration every day of the week. In the run-up to the mid-term elections, President Donald Trump has left politics completely behind.
Trump encourages a lot of new proposals as proof that electoral promises are being respected, while Democrats have said the timing of the political turmoil so close to the elections (1
Trump's policy upswing underscored the aggressive nature of a presidential election that could fundamentally change his presidency Efforts are being made by the White House as Republicans try to stave off democratic achievements The White House says that all policies are in work or are being driven by external forces, but helpers acknowledge that the movements also provide an opportunity to participate Voters on key issues such as health care and border security.
Democrats Argued That Trump Was
After Trump rolled out the drug plan, Senator Ron Wyden said in a statement that the "Trump government has concocted a dog-and-pony show to believe the American people That it is really doing something lower drug prices. "Nancy Pelosi, chairman of the minority in the House, added:" It is difficult to take President Trump seriously with this proposal only twelve days after the election. "
The political He said Trump had "pursued an aggressive political agenda for the American people and he did not slow down." The results are obvious: good politics is good politics.
Commented on Friday Trump frustrated that he no longer received praise for the drug plan, which he called "revolutionary change." At a White House event He complained that the plan had not been properly addressed and said, "It did not get the kind of coverage it should have had." The president said the plan was overshadowed by the focus on the tube bombshell, but with the concern of a suspect, "maybe that can go away quickly because we do not like those stories."
Sometimes the president has clearly got carried away, or advanced political ideas with limited effect.
Trump said last He hoped to make progress with a new tax cut plan "sometime" or before November 1st. But the Congress is out of session because legislators are running for the November 6 elections and the president's plan for a new cut in middle-income of about 10 percent still needs to be worked out. Representative Kevin Brady told CNBC on Friday that lawmakers had been working with the White House "for several months" on a plan that would be pushed forward next year if the GOP could keep the House and the Senate.
Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, mocked the president's impulse in a campaign appearance on Friday on behalf of the Democrats, saying, "Congress is not even in session, it just makes it up."
The tone for one The new cut appeared to have been tacitly acknowledged by the Trump administration that a $ 1.5 trillion tax package did not provide the political impetus Republican had hoped for.
With immigration, Trump has seized a caravan of Central American immigrants who are heading to the southern border as a political "gift" by reinforcing its harsh border policy. After Trump promised to send additional troops to the border this week, the Pentagon on Friday approved a request that would likely send several hundred to help the US border police. Details of the mission are still being worked out.
As part of its new drug plan, the Medicare payment for medicines given to doctors' offices would gradually move to a level based on normally lower international prices. However, the plan does not apply to medicines purchased at the pharmacy that do not enter into force for more than one year. Yet experts characterized it as a significant proposition, noting that it drew pushback from drug makers. The White House said the plan's implementation had been going on for months.
The drug plan, as well as the troop rule, did not require congressional approval, a reminder of Trump's stubborn struggles to pass laws. The White House considered the various policy proposals as part of its political thrust, a White House official said was entitled to speak publicly about strategy. The adjutant said drug pricing was considered helpful in an election where health care was one of the most important voter interests. And as Trump himself noted, the caravan is considered a powerful argument for his immigration proposals.
Republican Advisor Alex Conant said that when it comes to reaching voters, "Trump's instincts on the subject are good."
Tax cut, he said: "Voters to say that they will get a middle-class tax cut, if they will vote Republican, is GOP 101."
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