The Senate’s effort to repeal Obamacare is at serious trouble. But, how serious?
Fresh polling suggests your energy is wildly unpopular: About 20 percent offer the legislative effort to fulfill an example of President Donald Trump’s top campaign promises. And legislative machinations – Mitch McConnell scrambling to regulate the check and President Trump promising “surprising” changes.
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First, though, the “avalanche” of negative polling, as POLITICO’s Steve Shepard explains: “The dreadful round of polling represents more than solely another obstacle for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who’s planning to cobble together a bill that could capture enough votes to give. The polling data is a talking point among senators both in parties who are either opposed to the measure – or watchful about passing legislation basic little public support.”
McConnell has some room to maneuver but, right now as a minimum, the healthcare bill is landing by using a somewhat surprising thud within the Senate.
President Trump seems, at the moment, unperturbed. Having a moment off from greeting the entire world Champion Chicago Cubs, Trump promised a “big surprise” on healthcare. Without elaborating on which that could be.
Elsewhere in President Trump’s orbit:
FAMILIAR RING: President Trump renewed his attacks over the media this morning – lashing out in the Washington Post and also the Ny Times in separate tweets.
MUELL HUNT? President Trump’s legal team approached former Robert Mueller chief of staff Daniel Levin about joining his legal defense team. It’s not clear if he’ll join the hassle but he’s held it’s place in experience Trump’s team.
COMEY AND GO: President Trump’s legal team is delaying filing a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey – thus it can provide space to special counsel Robert Mueller. (Bloomberg)
CLOSE ION That one: The Trump administration plans to be expanded its laptop ban, forbidding large electronics altogether, if airlines don’t observe new changed over security procedures.
GORSUCH A DRAG: Democrats, to date, are aghast on the rulings of President Trump’s lone Supreme court appointee, Neil Gorsuch.
MAN That is the LOT: Paul Manafort’s consulting firm took in $17 million from benefit Ukraine interests according to newly disclosed payments. Manafort also retroactively registered as the foreign agent. (Washington Post)
There you have it. You’re involved to the Trump administration. It’s great to be back. Happy Wednesday.