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Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Rocky Days Ahead’

Charles Krauthammer assessed the first 200 days of the Trump administration:

Well, I think the major achievement, of course, is Neil Gorsuch, which will influence the court for generations. There was quite a bit of deregulation, the Congressional Review Act which allowed the rescinding of 14 regulations that had been approved at the end of the Obama Administration #…# These are all achievements. They are undeniable. They are mostly presidential achievements. The fact is that the Congress has been a complete bust. And that I think is a huge disappointment. Here they are, they have been saying for seven years: ‘Give us control, give us the signature in the White House, we will do great things.’ And on the great things they did nothing. The ObamaCare repeal was an epic fail. They had seven years to work it out. And for some of the senators it was a matter of bad faith. When they had a vote to repeal, knowing that Obama wouldn’t sign, they voted to repeal. When they had the same vote to repeal, knowing that President Trump would sign, they voted the other way. That, I think, is going to be a big millstone around the neck of the Congress for a very long time.

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