trpmb6 wrote:But it's not his job to come up with legislation. He can guide and say what he'd sign or veto.
There's a reason why 0bamacare worked. In particular, Obama was willing to put his name on the colloquial term to describe the legislation.
Trump may not know much about politics, but Trump knows a hell of a lot about branding. Trump understands the power of tweets and the bully pulpit. People listen to the President, even if its Trump.
trpmb6 wrote:Trump had apparently called him and the other senators asking what needs to be done to get his vote. So Trump is doing something.
How about Trump actually makes a tweet supporting the bill, instead of thinly veiled threats to Senators trying to get them in line? Even something simple like "New Health Care bill is the best we'll get without Democrats!" would put a hell of a lot of pressure on the rank-and-file.
How about calling it Trumpcare? Attach his name to it: so that any Senator who dares vote against it gets the wrath of Trump's base?
Nah, these things would require courage. Trump don't got any. Trump wants to do everything to help the bill without actually putting skin in the game. Trump doesn't want a "loss" on his plate. Trump will only support the bill after it becomes obvious that it'd be a win.
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