The self proclaimed deal maker can't seem to make any deals with US lawmakers, and both parties are becoming agitated with his inability to get things done.
His so called business negotiations are just not translating into government negotiations. Congress members have begun to have an expectation that Trump won't "stand by" what he says he'll do.
Of course, Trump lays the blame onto lawmakers, and said “I’m not going to blame myself” during a Cabinet on Monday.
Trump Is All over the Place, and Lawmakers Are Noticing
The negotiator, deal breaker, and the art of the deal is one of the selling points of Donald Trump’s presidency. After nine months of struggling to get anything done in the White House, lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are quickly becoming agitated and thinking that he is quite the opposite of a steadfast negotiator.
Trumps propensity to lash out has been a phenomenon well before he was even elected president. Many of his voters hoped that he would have toned it down after he won the presidency, but it has only amplified since his inauguration.
In light of a Tuesday meeting on Capitol Hill where he would discuss his push for tax reform and budgets, Republicans are starting to wonder if he even has the power to negotiate and stick to one decision. The president’s inclination to diversions, half-truths, and a failure to follow through, has kept Trump from focusing on his legislative agenda and forced many lawmakers into an uncomfortable situation of having to answer to his random outbursts online and off-line.