Sunday 25 February 2018

Democrats needn't despair - Trump's big promises look increasingly elusive

U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Jennifer Rubin

For all the things low-information voters supportive of US President Donald Trump are not supposed to care about (eg. lies, White House chaos, foreign policy), there are, it's fair to say, two things that will make a difference to them both in preference and turnout in the 2018 midterm election. The good news for Democrats is that both factors do not weigh in Mr Trump's favour.

His voters will want to know: Did he do what he said he would on the important issues? That means delivering on Obamacare, a tax cut, and border security.

On Obamacare, Tennessee Republican senator Bob Corker made a Kinsley gaffe - meaning he told an impolitic truth.

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