Rush Limbaugh gave President Trump some advice on his radio show Wednesday, and in the Washington Post, Chris Cillizza thinks it's wise, politically speaking. Trump's White House has been beset with controversy after controversy, forcing Trump to seem as if he's "always on defense," Cillizza writes. Limbaugh's advice is for Trump to focus on repealing ObamaCare, then on tax reform, moving full speed ahead and making obvious tracks on the domestic agenda. Cillizza says the advice is "very, very smart," considering how "successful, relatively speaking" Trump's first week in office was.
He took a lot of actions that week, including targeting regulations and ordering border wall construction; Republicans, his base, and the stock market all responded well. Since then, things have gotten mired, with his travel ban caught up in "legal wrangling" and his Cabinet nominee confirmations moving slowly, not to mention the Michael Flynn fiasco. "All of it has slowed the Trump train way down," Cillizza writes. "What was a fast-moving, kicking-ass-and-taking-names White House has suddenly turned into a leaky morass in which the focus appears to be on internal knife fights and missteps rather than on pushing Trump's priorities," and that must change. Click for his full column.