Trump in 2018 will be looking for "unexpected cultural flashpoints" — like the NFL and kneeling — that he can latch onto in person and on Twitter. https://t.co/hGbPcnB8C8
— Axios (@axios) February 12, 2018
I started to tag this “Not Normal”, but it’s really the standing Republican “normal”, isn’t it?
… It’s the strangest of year-ahead plans for a party that controls the White House and both chambers of Congress: Top Republicans see Job 1 for this year as promoting the tax cut they passed last year…
With the House in danger in November’s midterms, a Republican close to the White House tells me this is a year for pumping Trump’s base on taxes, economic growth and the wall (or the fight for the wall), “while the Dems help with focus on immigrants. For Rs, this is a year to avoid losing.”…
“But what he’s really interested in is storylines revolving around him — driving the conversation with whatever crosses his mind at that moment, and then comes out of his mouth or his fingers.”…
Donald Trump's "infrastructure plan": make your state pay 90 percent of the bill for projects going to private contractors (who I'm sure will have zero ties to Trump and his cronies), make you pay for the wall Mexico was gonna pay for and cut granny's food stamps and Medicaid.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 12, 2018
The Trump-GOP plan to cut Medicare right after giving huge tax cuts to the wealthy and multinational corporations is at the heart of what the 2018 elections are all about. pic.twitter.com/jnSmDFW0XD
— Geoff Garin (@geoffgarin) February 12, 2018
They really thought 6 weeks was enough between “we have to cut rich people’s taxes” and “we can’t afford your Medicare” that people wouldn’t connect the dots.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 13, 2018