the Backdrop could not have been gloomier for Donald Trump when he is about a few hours of holding his delayed speech about the kingdom's condition. The democrats have taken over the majority in the house of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is the speaker and his own are not so obedient as they once were.
The speech, if Trump sticks to the script, you'll hardly city of the big surprises. But the circumstances are dramatic and will be discussed more and more frequently as historic. Pelosi denied simply for the president to hold the traditional speech, as long as the public was closed and tens of thousands of employees laid off. After history's longest "shutdown" can Trump keep the speech a week in overtime.
It has not made the president is more popular to say the least. In fact, it is only a president who has been more unpopular by halvgått race since records began. Even Jimmy Carter did better. Trumps comfort is perhaps that the republican icon Ronald Reagan is at the bottom of the list. He was liked by only 35 percent, while Trump creeps as far as the over 40's.
Other measurements are also not cheerful reading. In the Wall Street Journal responding to 65 per cent that the country is on the wrong way. Trump cares apparently not about such measurements, he operates with his own where he tops all the stats. But the republicans care about them. There are clear signs of unrest after the fall mellomvalg. More new charges, and a judge in connection with the Mueller-the investigation does not help the nerves.
In an interview in the weekend said Trump that he is still considering to close public jobs again, if he does not get the money to the wall, when the truce is over 15. February and the final budget shall be adopted. He threatens, moreover, to declare national emergency to secure the border as he desires. Both parts have republicans responded sharply. He has been warned in clear terms that he is not guaranteed support among their own.
There are new tones. And the reactions shows that they are taken seriously. Trumps foremost våpendrager, senator Lindsey Graham, pulled out the partipisken american politicians have the greatest respect for. At a political meeting in the home state, South Carolina, on Monday, said Graham, that those who do not align themselves behind Trump, will lose support from the party. Graham called it a defining moment in Trump's presidency.
Night's speech is considered that marked the start of the long election campaign. A leash of democrats have already signed on in an election that in all respects it deserves the term historic. Never have there been so many women and minorities who ask. But two years before the next presidential election, there are few who dare to bet against that Trump may be re-elected.
Meanwhile, the grinders Mueller-the investigation further. The indictment against the Trumps former adviser Roger Stone is both adventurous and terrifying reading about what was going on behind the scenes during the previous election campaign. The problem with surrounding himself with people like Roger Stone and his lawyer Michael Cohen is, of course, that they aren't loyal if they don't have anything to earn it. Already have the Stone split a leash of witnesses with the characteristics and restrictions. One after the other, taking the same in the media and tangle into new contradictions and involuntary disclosures.
Loyalty at all a problem for Trump. It has hardly been an administration with more leaks. Last week was the to-do list of his leaked to the media. It revealed that 60 per cent of the time was reserved for the so-called "executive time", i.e. time that is not accounted for anywhere. It triggered of course a lot of humour that Trump saw on Fox News and played golf most of the time.
Had it even been as well. The most serious of the leak is not that Trump is the laziest president, but that he escapes scrutiny by having conversations without anyone listening to, or ever hear about it. Among the other case, it is in his famous telephone conversation with Turkey's president Recep Erdogan, in which he said he would pull the united STATES out of Syria, happened without that someone was informed or was present.
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the Disclosure has helped to worry that Trump runs the presidency like he ran the business. The core consists of the family and various more or less random connections. The white house compared with 26. floor of Trump Tower, the floor where the Trump steered its business from and not at least how he ran his election campaign.
In the night he makes a special appearance in Congress. It is one of his registered to-do list this week.