Trump must exchange ‘pageantry’ for ‘nitty-gritty of the job’ when he returns – columnist
The Trump administration hopes the much-publicized “tolerance tour” of Saudi Arabia, Italy and the Vatican will provide a boost to his young but troubled presidency. But the problems at home aren’t going away. Eleanor Clift, columnist for the Daily Beast, joins Larry to discuss to Trump’s first “dizzying four months,” his staying power in office, the Russia investigation, his evolving managerial style and “the constancy of breaking news in this 24-hour news cycle.” But first, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) joins Larry to discuss the anonymous intelligence leaks which continue to frustrate Trump and his allies in government. She also discusses ongoing healthcare controversies and plans for internet regulation. Also in this episode, Joel Rubin, former deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, offers his analysis of Trump’s trip and compares the president’s reputation abroad to that of former President Barack Obama.