Despite controlling the White House and both houses of Congress, the Republican coalition may be on shakier ground than it thinks.
Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell have had policy priorities teed up for years, with an agenda largely addressing the concerns of elites (corporate tax reform, reigning in federal spending, nixing regulations).
President Trump, however, stumped on the promise of reviving Main Street and getting stuff done quickly without being beholden to Washington’s GOP elites. There is a way to make both of those happen, but it’s not as easy in reality as it looked on the campaign trail.
– Amy Walter, National Editor, The Cook Political Report