Washington • When the first two years after the end of Donald Trump were closed, the Republican allies still have not figured out how to best influence a leader who stands out from the forces that put him in office In the first place, it seems that they have the best influence and fear the loss.
The Capitol Hill Republicans, and even the president's closest advisors, have been whipped up for a series of actions that show Trump's emphasis on what is sometimes referred to as his gut ̵
"I know he can be a handful, but he is the president," said Lindsey Graham, RS.C. Press.
On the home front, Trump had barely signaled that he was pushing back his $ 5 billion call to build a border wall with Mexico – which turned away from partial government shutdown – when he turned from conservative allies and denounced experts who accused him of having renounced a campaign pledge. Now, three days after the shutdown, his head of household says he can move into the new year.
In the event of problems abroad, Trump went against the advice of his national security advisers and made a surprising decision to withdraw troops from Syria. As a result, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned, and Trump's special envoy to the coalition against the Islamists, Brett McGurk, resigned. A troop withdrawal in Afghanistan also seemed to be in the works.
When the stock market collapsed on Christmas Eve, Trump struck against the Federal Reserve and sowed more uncertainty over his public criticism of Chairman Jerome Powell.
Now As Republicans prepare to give up the government while the Democrats take control of the House in January, the possibilities and limitations of the GOP alliance with the Trump White House could take their course.
"I'm all alone (poor me) in the White House, waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal," tweeted the president on Monday.
Again and again, Trump has proven to be a tactical, a strategic thinker, and an actor in order to avoid short-term pain rather than striving for long-term profit.
When Congress was about to keep the government running without battling the wallet money, Trump felt the outcry from his base and intervened.
Trump told House spokesman Paul Ryan and other White House Republican leaders he would not sign a Senate-approved compromise bill that would have held the $ 1.3 billion in frontier bailout funds, not the $ 5 billion he spent on the wall with Mexico wanted.
The House and Senate For a short Christmas Eve meeting on Monday, Monday had taken only a short time to complete the holidays quickly.
"Trump plunges the country into chaos," Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement. "Instead of bringing security into people's lives, he continues the Trump shutdown, just to please far-right radio and TV presenters."
Trump's sudden steps in Syria left the top republicans on Capitol Hill and criticized his decision to pull out roughly 2,000 US troops. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Signed a letter with other GOP Senators requesting Trump for review.
Graham used a weekend session with conservative legislators at the White House to impress the President on the correctness of his instinct on both the border wall and the withdrawal of troops in Syria, while also having some ideas with Trump to simplify policies on both issues announced.
"I told the President I do not dispute your general philosophy," Graham said. "He is a good listener."
Graham reminded Trump that while it is important to raise the boundary wall, "a southern wall will not protect you from ISIS."
It is not clear if Trump was listening. The Pentagon said on Monday that Mattis has already signed the order to withdraw US troops from Syria.
And Mattis, who was also dissatisfied with Trump's order to devise plans to sell half of the 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, was pushed to the top months earlier. Irritated by a strong criticism of his decision, Trump said that Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan would take over as Deputy Minister of Defense on January 1.
Trump's Allies Demand the Year-End of the President for a Bet that Willingness Will Compete for It Voters will continue to push their choices in 2020, even if the poll suggests otherwise.
An analysis of VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 interviewees for The Associated Press of NORC at the University of Chicago, highlights the fractures.
A small but significant part of the electorate – the 18 percent who just described themselves as "somewhat" the president's approval, voiced concerns.
Compared to the 27 percent of voters who call themselves strong Trump supporters, the "slightly" Trump voters are much more likely to reject Trump on important issues, and have reservations about his personality.
Warning signs for Repu Blicans, who have just lost their house majority in the November elections, have more likely voted for Democrats in 2018. They are educated, rather women, and live in suburbs.
The President telephoned the allies on Capitol Hill and talked to some late into the night.
Trump appeared to be "boisterous" at lunch, said a Republican, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, who was the only member of the GOP leadership.
Ryan, who retires, and McConnell are almost side-shooters of the year-end shutdown, both of whom have tried to avoid it, but are now partly owned by themselves. Both offices said it was up to Trump and Democrats to conclude a deal.
Shelby said Trump had lunch at lunch as if he wanted to make a deal. At the same time, it is not always clear that one of the hours of conversation leads to decisions that are too far removed from Trump's own instincts to stay close to his base.
"I do not think we're about to reach a deal," Shelby said. "I wish we could."