New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd issued a scathing assessment of President Trump’s White House this weekend, saying despite the president’s “bragging” and tough talk, he can’t “get it done.”
“Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNYT’s Dowd: Despite tough talk, Trump is ‘really weak’ Piers Morgan slams J.K. Rowling over Trump tweets Russian official: Kislyak was not recruiting MORE was promising to destroy a vile criminal cartel. Unfortunately, not his own,” Dowd wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Saturday, comparing the administration’s plan to handle the violent international criminal gang MS-13 with how officials in his own administration are treated.
Dowd’s op-ed comes on the heels of a dramatic week for the White House, which saw the president continue his attacks on Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsNYT’s Dowd: Despite tough talk, Trump is ‘really weak’ Russian official: Kislyak was not recruiting How far does congressional investigative power go? MORE, a publicized feud between now-former White House chief ofsStaff Reince Priebus and communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and the president replacing Priebus with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
“The dark pandemonium of the Trump West Wing has become a wormy scene worthy of Hieronymus Bosch. As Trump Fox News cheerleader Katrina Pierson likes to say, ‘People have to get comfortable being uncomfortable,'” Dowd wrote.
She concludes the piece by saying that while the president has reportedly referred Priebus as “weak,” it is the president who is “weak” and “can’t get it done.”
The columnist cites the Senate Republicans’ failure to fulfill a seven-year campaign promise to repeal ObamaCare, despite lobbying efforts from the administration.
Dowd also mentions Trump “can’t get it done for his pal, Putin,” referencing the White House announcement the president would sign legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, despite the administration’s push for more watered-down legislation against the Russian president.
Despite this week’s setbacks, the Trump administration and Republicans continue to push for a major legislative victory, with plans to push tax reform over Congress’s August recess, as well Trump pushing Senate Republicans on Twitter to work out yet another ObamaCare repeal plan.
If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
Don’t give up Republican Senators, the World is watching: Repeal & Replace…and go to 51 votes (nuke option), get Cross State Lines & more.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2017