In Trump’s absence, issues such as Senate Republicans’ failure to pass a new healthcare replacement bill have exacerbated along with other important issues.
Trump returned home from the G-20 summit in Hamburg, but not as a conquering hero. He returned as an isolated bully who needs to confront the problems at home.
It was obvious to anyone who watched or read about the G-20 summit, that Trump stood alone. This is the first time in the history of the G-20 that the USA has not led.
In his absence, issues, such as healthcare have exacerbated. Obviously, the issues with Russia are in the forefront, especially after Trump’s meetings with Putin.
CNN wrote: Trump was isolated on trade policy and was rebuked over his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord on combating climate change, although both positions were exactly in line with the promises he made to American voters that led to his victory in the 2016 presidential election.
During his meeting with Putin, Trump is said to have asked about the meddling in the elections. Putin of course denied everything, and Trump is said to accepted Putin’s answer – although the White House denies this.
“The President absolutely did not believe the denial of President Putin,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said on Fox News Sunday. (Eye roll please) Trump and Putin are going to develop a Cyber Security unit to which the tweet of the night goes to Republican Senator Marco Rubio who posted: “Partnering with Putin on a ‘Cyber Security Unit’ is akin to partnering with Assad on a ‘Chemical Weapons Unit.'”
Partnering with Putin on a "Cyber Security Unit" is akin to partnering with Assad on a "Chemical Weapons Unit". 2/3
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 9, 2017
The repeal for Obamacare is failing. The governors are coming out against it. Who wants to lose their healthcare? Nobody; and really, if you are a Republican senator, congressperson, or governor, who will vote for your reelection? Nobody. The bill is in trouble, and the chances that Republicans will act on it are slowly receding. “My view is it’s probably going to be dead,” Arizona Sen. John McCain said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”
Although he has a mess on his hands, Trump is only going to be in Washington a few days. Then he will be off to Europe to attend the Bastille Day parade in France.