A New York City Real Estate guy who fell into the American Presidency ill prepared now wrestles with political alligators….
He will deliver a State of Union Address this Tuesday after Hours Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat allowed him to show up….It’s been like that….
His 2nd Government Shutdown close on the horizon possibly if he can’t figure out a way to deal with the fact that he WILL NOT be getting BILLIONS for a concrete/steel wall….
He’s ignoring his own Intelligence Community on world problems….
His Defense Dept. is against his military moves in the Middle East….
And there is the Mueller and US Attorney for the Southern District of NY snooping around his friends and supporters…
He hasn’t signed off on ANY of his early trade ‘deal’s with China, Europe, Canada or Mexico’….
A growing number of his party members in Congress are ill at ease with him…
His poll numbers are inching downward ….
I could go on with more problems the guy has….
When President Trump delivers his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, a Democrat will be seated at the rostrum over his shoulder for the first time.
The presence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will bring into fresh relief not only the power shift in the Capitol, with the opposition party now able to thwart the president’s agenda, but also the converging pressures on Trump that have brought his presidency to a crossroads.
Trump dealt himself a political defeat with the 35-day government shutdown. He has secured no funding to construct a border wall and is preparing to declare a national emergency to fulfill his campaign promise. He is newly at odds with the nation’s intelligence chiefs and some senators in his own party. The Russia investigation, which has ensnared several of the president’s allies, appears to be nearing its conclusion. New congressional oversight investigations will start soon. And the race to defeat him at the ballot box has kicked off in earnest.
“This is a watershed moment,” said Chris Whipple, author of “The Gatekeepers,” a history of White House chiefs of staff. “Time is running out. This is a last chance to really get things right.”
The challenges mount at a moment when Trump is as unencumbered and isolated as ever. Inside the White House, aides describe a chaotic, freewheeling atmosphere reminiscent of the early weeks of Trump’s presidency…..