Brainfood: Welcome to the branding presidency

According to Daniel Drezner of the Washington Post, Donald Trump’s Tweet rage reflects the only thing he has left in his presidency: Branding. Drezner said that Trump is near powerless at this point and unlikely to achieve anything of note before this year’s general election.

Indeed, Trump’s empty threat to veto the omnibus, and the outrage from his base about the spending, suggest how powerless Trump must feel right now on policy issues. He is further beset with legal troubles including emoluments, women rebelling against NDAs and the special counsel.

Trump, enraged at this, can only Tweet and rile up his base at rallies. But, Drezner doubts this will be enough to carry the Republicans to victory.

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/04/03/the-branding-presidency/?utm_term=.29d89942174c

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