Trump’s Next 200 Days

The White House needs far more discipline to sell tax reform.

By now you’re probably exhausted by the saturation coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days, but the more important period starts Sunday on day 101. The next 200 or 300 days will determine whether Mr. Trump is a successful President or a Republican Jimmy Carter.

This week ended with some warning signs. On Friday the government reported that the economy grew by a mere 0.7% in the first quarter. Later adjustments may improve the estimate, and there were some encouraging internal data, but this is the weakest GDP report in three years. (See below.)

This mediocre performance is a reminder to Republicans that symbolism and executive orders aren’t sufficient to switch the economy out of neutral. Better policies need to be put in place, and that will mean fixing the dysfunction in the White House and Congress that was so evident in the first 100 days….

Source: Trump’s Next 200 Days – WSJ


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