None of this means that Trump can’t accomplish anything. But his presidency has been wounded.
Despite Americans’ desire for the federal government to take greater responsibility, Paul Ryan’s health care plan, endorsed by President Trump, would lead to 14 million people losing coverage by 2018 and 24 million by 2026.
The dismantling and denigrating of knowledge and expertise in the U.S. government while favoring ill-informed political viewpoints and decision-makers is scandalous.
Republicans’ favored policies have been floated for a long time and would lead to inferior coverage for those who still have it.
The public’s response matters to Trump.
Members of Congress should hold regular town hall meetings to hear from constituents, answer questions and model transparency in a way President Trump has not.
Maine’s health care sector has been a bright spot for the state’s economy, but an Affordable Care Act repeal would damage it.
Any hopes that Trump would rise to the awesome responsibilities of office have been undermined by his actions as president-elect.
The congressional career of Bill Cohen epitomizes the independence and courage needed to check Trump and hold him accountable.
If Trump doesn’t deliver on his campaign promises, the cheers at big rallies may turn to jeers as citizens hold him accountable.