A certain buoyant, confident mood persists among Americans delighted in the outcome of the 2016 election. “Most voters expect big things from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress right from the start,” says a new Rasmussen Reports survey which found that 54 percent of likely U.S. voters think major legislation to improve the country is likely to be passed during Mr. Trump’s first 100 days in office.
Those voters likely sense a change in White House management style. Insiders agree.
“We have got a president here in Donald Trump who wants to look at the best and brightest of America, regardless of background, regardless of past disputes that we may have had with each other, That is the past. That’s the rear-view mirror. We want a look through the front windshield,” incoming White House chief-of-staff Reince Priebus told CBS “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
“Donald Trump will talk to a lot of folks and just say, what do you think about this option? That’s a good thing. But in the end, once he formulates his opinion, once he decides this is where we’re going to go, he pulls the trigger and he moves,” Mr. Preibus continued, adding, “He is a details guy. I would say he’s a Socratic method guy. He asks a lot of questions, asks questions about questions. And he will keep going until he’s satisfied with the information that he’s getting.”