There are a number of questions being asked in the aftermath of the failure of the recent Republican attempt to craft something to replace Obamacare. One is whether President Trump will sustain serious damage from this apparent debacle. The answer to that is no. For one thing, presidencies always have both successes and setbacks. For another thing, we cannot know for sure yet what President Trump is going to do with this situation. Prepare to be surprised.
Another question relates to the future of Speaker Paul Ryan. He is already no favorite of conservatives. And he is no supporter of President Trump. Did the president just orchestrate or at least allow this thing to play out the way it did to hang Ryan out to dry? Or at least to make it obvious who really is the boss?
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