‘You Can Only Do So Much As President’: Supporters Give Trump A Pass In Blame Game
Voters instead are focusing on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Democrats.
In Trump Country, Voters Know Who’s To Blame For The Health Bill Debacle. And It’s Not Their President.
They blame the establishment. They blame the Democrats. They blame the media. But it seems that few voters in Trump country blame President Trump for the stunning collapse of the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. “He did all he could, I think,” said Edward Reede, 73, who was pacing the sidewalk as he waited for a relative in the rural town of Front Royal in northwest Virginia. “You can only do so much as president. You can only twist so many arms.” (Siegelbaum and Martin, 3/25)
The Wall Street Journal:
Trump Voters Say President Can Learn From Failure Of Health-Care Bill
Some of President Donald Trump’s supporters say they are disappointed by the implosion of a health-care bill on Friday, but the political fallout for him may be limited as they blame House Speaker Paul Ryan more than the president for failing to deliver on a central campaign promise. (Hook, 3/26)