Republican public relations and political strategy adviser Rick Tyler declares the Trump presidency as good as finished following the collapse of the Obamacare repeal attempt in the Senate.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz’s former Communications Director Rick Tyler told co-host Mika Brzezinski that “I think this presidency is effectively over.”
“And if you look back to different presidencies, you look at Bill Clinton, he had a rough first two years, very difficult two years. But after Oklahoma City he was able to regain his footing and become presidential until he slipped on a blue dress,” Tyler said, referring to the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.
“But this president cannot change,” he added, concluding that: “Nothing about his behavior tells me, since the beginning of this process, that he was going to change. And if you cannot change and you cannot become presidential, and you cannot convince the majority of the American people to enact some legislative agenda that he wants passed, his presidency legislatively is effectively over.”
The Hill reports that Tyler later told them that Trump’s skill sets don’t match his current office.
“The president campaigned in part on the idea that he was a business guy who knew how to make deals. It turns out his skill sets are completely inappropriate for the presidency. Trump is enormously talented — but his talents have no applicability to governing,” he told the Hill.