Bonjean: Trump learns the limits of personal power, at home and beyond

Bonjean: Trump learns the limits of personal power, at home and beyond

 

Ron Bonjean, a former Republican congressional leadership aide and a partner at the firm Rokk Solutions, said the resistance to Trump within the GOP won’t get worse if he retains the backing of the party’s core voters.

“He’s actually getting rather light Senate Republican pushback on the emergency declaration compared to what it could be at this moment by circumventing Congress,” Bonjean said. “As long as the base stays with the president, most Republicans are not breaking from Trump for fear of facing a primary challenge back home.”

Bonjean added that while many Republicans weren’t sure what to make of the Kim summit at the outset, “walking away from Hanoi early was considered a smart thing to do for the country and he deserves the praise for not reaching for a deal that wasn’t there to be made.”