This is what happens when you send someone to Washington who has no idea how Washington works. And, yes, I understand most conservative voters think the best way to fix Washington is to act as if all the rules that typically apply should be ignored. They would be wrong.
This, from The Hill:
White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon told a group of House conservatives they had no choice but to back the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bill days before the bill was pulled, according to a new report.
In a confrontation with members of the House Freedom Caucus as part of White House efforts to push the American Health Care Act, Bannon is reported to have said this: “Guys, look. This is not a discussion. This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.”
Perfect. Talk to adults as if they are children and wait for the predictable results.
Also of interest is the fact that in meetings with members of his own party at the White House on Thursday, President Trump did not want to discuss “policy specifics of the healthcare legislation.” No, he and his designated administration goon expected member of the GOP caucus to do as told. Didn’t quite work that way.
In fairness, a skilled president who understands how things do work and how to apply both carrots and sticks can often effectively make demands.
The emphasis here is on skill. Trump appears to have none, which is a good reasons for Democrats to give him plenty of room to make a bloody mess of things with members of his own party.