Zakaria: Looking Past the ‘Freakshow,’ Trump Has Actually Done ‘Hardly Anything’ So Far
President Trump and his administration have taken to claiming they have managed to accomplish more in just a few weeks than some presidents have in years. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria disputed that today.
He said a lot of Trump voters put up with his “unusual behavior” because they earnestly looked past his character issues and saw a businessman who would get to work for them.
But as Zakaria argued, the first month of Trump’s presidency has been less about substance and more about the “freakshow.”
“In the midst of it all,” Zakaria said, “what has he actually done? Hardly anything.”
And if you’re wondering about all of Trump’s big executive orders, Zakaria said they’re “mostly hot air, lofty proclamations that direct some agency to ‘review’ a law, ‘report’ back to him, ‘consider’ some action or reaffirm some long-standing practice.”
He concluded that the reality TV aspect of the Trump administration is “in overdrive” and right now policy is being overshadowed by “the circus.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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