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ABC News’ political analyst Matthew Dowd discusses the political impact of Trump’s proposed budget cuts and how Trump is executing on his first foreign trip as president.
For a presidency pegged on unpredictability, there’s been one constant for Donald Trump these last two weeks: A series of absolutely horrible, largely self-inflicted political wounds.
Roger Ailes, who combined political savvy with television showmanship to build the Fox News Channel into a conservative media juggernaut, but departed last year amid an internal probe into allegations of sexual harassment, died at age 77.
Political commentator Charles Krauthammer said Friday night the White House is suffering from a “Niagara of leaks” — and it points to a “loyalty problem.”
Worried that you missed an important political story this week? You’re not alone. Catch up on a very hectic week of news.
Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump’s crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success.