When he won his party’s nomination for the presidency, the mystique of Donald Trump grew by leaps and bounds. When he won the election few thought he could, to his followers and supporters Donald Trump grew larger than his already larger than life persona. The “Trump agenda” was on fire.
When he submitted his TrumpCare proposal and told Republican lawmakers to get behind it, he believed he had arrived, and that he would be obeyed. But he wasn’t. This pin prick of mutiny may end up deflating his presidency. At the very least, it will have long-lasting repercussions for Mr. Trump, as a handful of party lawmakers have become emboldened by their ability to hold the rest of the Congress in check. Shades of Tea Party obstructionism.