Chris Cillizza: Health Care Failure Speaks to a Lot of Trump’s Problems That ‘Senators Are Not Afraid of Him’

‘I think though the health care speaks to a lot of the problems for Donald Trump which is he’s not able to exert his will on this Congress’

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CILLIZZA: "Ana, detailing that, even though I have written about it a bunch and I wrote about it on the plane out here to L.A. It is still remarkable to go through. Monday does feel like a month ago. And it really wasn’t. It was five days ago. I think this is among the worst. And the reason is not the things that have drawn as much headlines. I think the failure of the Senate to pass a health care bill is hugely problematic for Donald Trump. We get caught up in Anthony scaramucci. Understandably so because it’s a remarkable exchange with him. It does matter because it shows the tension that exists within this White House. We focus on Reince Priebus resigning/being fired because again this is the White House chief of staff leaving one of the shortest tenures we have ever seen. But, I think though the health care speaks to a lot of the problems for Donald Trump which is he’s not able to exert his will on this Congress. He is not simply able to get done what he wants to get done. Senators are not afraid of him. Mitch McConnell is not able to get this through when he was billed as sort of the legislative mastermind. So there’s a lot going on here, up in of it really — none of it really good for Donald Trump." 

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