The administration has seen an extraordinary turnover of key personnel. Can a new Chief of Staff steady the ship?
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Ben Roback is Head of Trade and International Policy at Cicero Group and a member of the US Embassy’s Young Leader’s UK programme.Follow @
The President finally looked as if he were spending a little time on policy and wooing American allies in Eastern Europe. Then…
From tax and healthcare to foreign affairs, the administration is finally getting down to the business of government.
Our relationships with other countries are built and maintained by institutions on a generational basis, rather than presidential whim.
The President seems determined to force other NATO members to pay their way, diplomatic niceties be damned.
No one looked more uncomfortable to be in the Middle East than Steve Bannon, who was reduced to a ‘seen but not heard’ role in Riyadh.
It’s hard to see enough Republican legislators backing it, but don’t put it past the President to change that.
The President’s decision has aroused concern in both parties, and drawn attention once again to an issue he is desperate to shake off.
He pledged in his campaign to drain the swamp. By 2020, he could find that the swamp has drained him.
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
Since the strike on Syria, Bannon’s influence is waning while Kushner’s waxes.
After the embarrassing failure of the healthcare Bill, China offers a new chance to display the art of the deal.
Ben Roback: First, Republican hardliners spiked Trump’s healthcare bill. Next, they may shut down the government
A failure to bring his party’s right on board, plus opposition from the Democrats, could lead to him being held hostage during the legislative process.
Meanwhile, the true danger is that failing to deliver Trumpcare will have a material impact on his presidency.
For some Republican ideologues, Obama’s scheme is anathema to American freedom; others fear the prospect of owning a failed attempt to reform healthcare.