PG95: Trump's Foreign Policy, Dem House in 2018?, Healthcare Chicken, Is Trump Learning?
This week, the Guys start out by looking at President Trump's foreign policy in a dangerous world. First it's Syria, where Assad's chemical attacks and the U.S. retaliatory missile strike has brought US / Russia relations to their lowest level in quite a while. Then it's North Korea, the unstable regime getting ready for it's sixth nuclear test. Can the U.S. exert enough pressure on China to deter a potential disaster in North Korea?
After that, Mike and Jay turn to domestic policy - special elections that seem to bode well for Democrats (though November 2018 is a long way off) and whether President Trump is willing to sabotage Obamacare in order to force its repeal and replacement. And why are we seeing a return to this issue anyway, given that mere weeks ago, Speaker Paul Ryan said Obamacare would be the law of the land for the foreseeable future.
Finally, the Guys discuss Steve Bannon's fall from grace and consider whether President Trump is evolving and learning on the job, or if instead he's a largely empty vessel, wholly incurious about policy details, into which any significantly smooth talker can pour his or her ideas.