Todd says Trump pick­ing too many fights with Congress

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Brad­ford Richard­son

NBC’s Chuck Todd is warn­ing Pres­i­dent Trump not to “make en­e­mies” with Congress if he wants to im­ple­ment his agenda.

“He’s got to es­sen­tially stop mak­ing en­e­mies,” Mr. Todd said Sun­day on “To­day.” “If he at­tacks Democrats and the Free­dom Cau­cus at the same time, he’s at­tack­ing a ma­jor­ity — sud­denly he’s at­tack­ing a ma­jor­ity in Congress. And that would be a ma­jor­ity that he would be fight­ing. Why fight a ma­jor­ity in Congress? Why not cre­ate a gov­ern­ing ma­jor­ity in Congress?”

Mr. Todd said “there’s a point where he’s pick­ing too many fights.”

“And if you pick too many fights, you have too many en­e­mies, and if you have too many en­e­mies, you can’t get any­thing done,” he said.

The “Meet the Press” host rec­om­mended Mr. Trump han­dle scan­dals more like for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton.

“He has to fig­ure out how to bor­row a page from the Bill Clin­ton play­book of the ’90s,” he said. “Bill Clin­ton had plenty of scan­dal clouds hov­er­ing over his White House at any given mo­ment. He may have been seething about it be­hind the scenes, but he com­part­men­tal­ized it, for bet­ter or for worse, and he tried to find a way to put it in a box and fo­cus on other things.”

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