In a nod to a White House aide who has criticized the Trump administration for being “very, very weak,” Politico’s political coverage has taken a turn for the worse.
While Trump has had some success in garnering the backing of Republicans, the GOP’s recent failure to deliver on several key legislative priorities has put a spotlight on the party’s inability to deliver major legislative achievements.
In particular, the Republican party has been caught up in a battle over Trumpcare, a proposal that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but was ultimately repealed by the House.
Trump and his allies have argued that the GOP is losing support in the general election because of its inability to pass a repeal and replace of Obamacare, even though the repeal effort has stalled.
But the party appears to be losing more ground to its Democratic opponents in the 2016 presidential race.
Politico’s headline for its story on the Trump White House’s performance on the Affordable Health Care Act came on March 14, and it is still being used to illustrate the White House administration’s weak performance on healthcare reform.
The article begins by noting that Trump “has made little progress” on healthcare policy.
But, it then goes on to point out that the White house’s lack of progress on healthcare is a “serious problem.”
“Despite its failure, Trumpcare was supposed to be a victory for the Republican Party,” the article states.
“The Republicans’ efforts to repeal and dismantle Obamacare have been nothing but a disaster for the party.
That was supposed the day before the midterm elections.”
In addition to the article, Politico’s website has been flooded with “Pundits Who Hate Trump” comments.
Many of the comments have targeted Trumpcare and have argued the party has no viable alternative to Obamacare.
The Huffington Post also has a lengthy article highlighting the lack of success of Trumpcare.
It was only the beginning of the Trump Administration’s problems with healthcare, however.
A month before the 2016 election, Politico reported that the Trump campaign was struggling to raise money on the day of the election.
According to Politico, the Trump team was facing an insurmountable fundraising problem.
The site quoted a former campaign manager who said, “They were on the verge of being outspent by every Democrat, and I was sitting here, in the campaign’s final days, saying, ‘I’m not going to make the money on this, we’ve got to do it differently.'”
The campaign manager was referring to the failure of the campaign to raise enough money to compete against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and a Republican candidate, the former governor of Virginia, who lost to Trump by nearly 2 million votes.
Politico did not specify how much the campaign had spent on healthcare.
But in addition to facing insurmountably high fundraising challenges, the White Senate, the governing body of the Republican Congress, had also suffered significant budget deficits.
In addition, Politico points out, the administration’s attempts to pass healthcare reform had failed, and the administration had only a limited ability to provide health care subsidies.
It noted that in March of 2017, the Administration released its budget for the year, and stated that the budget included no spending plans to fund Obamacare.
Despite all of this, Politico is not the only news outlet to highlight the lack in the Trump healthcare administration.
One of the most recent major healthcare news stories has been the failure by the Trump Organization to pay $1 billion to settle a lawsuit filed by former employees of the healthcare giant Covid-19 company, which has faced allegations of fraud.
The Trump Organization had sued Covid over its handling of the pandemic and its inability in its initial response to the outbreak.
The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which had accused the Trump company of withholding medical information about the pandemics and failing to provide adequate information about coronavirus to its employees.