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DONALD TRUMP NO LONGER PRESIDENT OF U.S.

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This is an article by Robert Reich in today's RAW STORY Blog Site - (10-1-17)


Announcement:  Donald Trump is no longer the president of the U.S.

Oh sure, he has the title and hge has the bully pupit - from which he's bullying evryone from NBA players to people protesting whie supremacists to DACA kids.

But he's not actively governing the U.S.  That work is happening elsewhere - in Congress, the courts, the Fed, the career civil service, lobbyists, and in the sates.  Or it's not happening at all.

It's not just that Trump lost the epic batle to repeal and replace the Affordble Care Act.  Trump never understood the Affordable Care Act to begin with, and played no part in developing Republican alternatives.

The budget Trump submitted to Congress in March was dead on arrival.  House Republicans ignored Trump's request for $54 billion in cuts to departments and agencies and decided instead to cut non-defense spending by just $5 billion, and explode the defense budget.

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