GREAT EX­PEC­TA­TIONS

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

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.”

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