President Trump captured several states that have not voted Republican in decades.
Riding on his coattails the Republican Party also won back the House of Representatives and won a majority in the US Senate.
In spite of all this, you could easily see that Republican Leadership was not on board with the newly elected President. In every picture taken of Speaker Paul Ryan near the President, the leader of the House of Representatives looks miffed.
Speaker Ryan has some sort of evil disgruntled smirk on his face when he is with our President
Speaker Ryan never supported President Trump before the election. Before the election Speaker Ryan gathered all House Republicans together on a conference call and announced that he would not defend President Trump, now or in the future.
Speaker Ryan was never behind candidate Trump or President Trump. When candidate Trump announced his tax plan after he was nominated the Republican candidate for President, Speaker Ryan announced his own plan.
There is no synergy between the House and President Trump since before the election. Initial observations would suggest that Speaker Ryan and his Congress are not behind the President. Speaker Ryan and his House may even be against the President.
The new Republican President wanted to pass tax cuts, repeal Obamacare and build a border wall in his first 100 days. But no matter how hard President Trump and his team worked, the Republican Congress was not going to work with him. They instead announced their own 200 day plan because they knew better.
It soon became clear that Ryan’s Congress was not going to play ball. They were getting nothing done and taking time off. They were not interested in helping President Trump reach his 100 day goals, they appeared to want him to fail. They were going to show him who was in charge.
On March 8, 2017 Speaker Paul Ryan reminded Tucker Carlson that Congress had a 200 day plan not the President’s 100 day plan.
Speaker Ryan told Tucker Carlson:
Let me just give you a sense of what we’re planning in the first 200 days:
* Repealing and replacing Obamacare, the biggest entitlement reform in a generation. * Overhauling the IRS Tax code. * Rebuilding the military. * Doing infrastructure. * Repealing harmful regulations. * Repealing Dodd-Frank and the Choice Act which would replace it.
…and funding the wall is part of this too.