Mollineau — Working with Democrats means new political risks for Trump

March 28, 2017
The Washington Examiner

Trump campaigned more as a consummate dealmaker and practical businessman than as the most committed movement conservative. Democratic strategist Rodell Mollineau, a former Harry Reid adviser and veteran of the fight to pass Obamacare over seven years ago, said the healthcare fight undercut the argument that “being ideologically flexible would make Trump a better president.”

“When your only driving motive is to have a deal, and you don’t have any dog in the fight as to what that deal looks like [you are] heading for trouble,” he said. “Ryan has always been upfront about where he is coming from and it doesn’t [mesh] with where Trump is coming from, his populist pitch.”
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