Byron York: ‘Bottom Line’ Is Trump Is a ‘Success’ on Executive Action Not on Legislation’

‘He has done a lot of the things that he promised he could do on executive power’


YORK: "We have to remember here, Trump has majorities, Republican majorities in the House and Senate but they’re not dominant majorities. What Karl was saying is that in the -- in the new deal just as in the great society years in the 1960s you had Democratic presidents with huge filibuster-proof majorities in the Senate. That is not the case here. And the other thing, though, is we should be fair here, Trump has not even introduced a number of the bills that he said and the contract that he would introduce. So, he is clearly focused on executive authority and he's taken a shot, so far failed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare. He's going to be talking about tax reform this week, release some sort of guidelines or something on tax reform. My guess is, by the end of the week, by Saturday, the 100th day, he'll be able to say, 'I’m making progress on those two most important legislative proposals that I made.' But the bottom line is success on executive action, not a success on legislation."

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