President Donald Trump is turning his attention to domestic issues after his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. In a tweet Sunday night, the president calls for putting more money into the health care system. And he says he wants it to be “the best anywhere.” Trump also takes a swipe at President Barack Obama’s health care law. He tweets:”ObamaCare is dead the Republicans will do much better!” Republican lawmakers have struggled to meet their promise to repeal and replace Obama’s law.The House Republican health care bill has drawn criticism for spending billions less and potentially causing millions of Americans to lose their health coverage. Top Republican senators say they will write their own health care bill rather than pass the House measure.
President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists.Trump has been frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Expanding teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands are being recruited to deal with the drumbeat of new revelations about Moscow’s interference and possible improper dealings with the Trump campaign and associates. The disclosures dogged Trump during his first trip abroad since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall his administration’s agenda.
A person familiar with Trump’s thinking says the president believes he is facing more of a communications problem than a legal one. The person and others discussing private conversations spoke on condition of anonymity. His whirlwind foreign trip over, President Donald Trump is facing old and new political and policy challenges at home. Trump returned to Washington late Saturday after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, his first trip abroad as president.
Questions continue about allegations that his campaign and associates had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House. Trump also must grapple with decisions on an international climate change agreement and choosing an FBI director. His policy agenda has run into road blocks. The Republican health care bill that narrowly passed the House faces an uncertain future in the Senate. The president will need to defend his budget plan, which has drawn criticism for deep cuts to safety net programs.