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Trump's Populist Agenda

Posted on the 02 January 2017 by Martingevans
To the Editor
It is unlikely that President Trump will be able to advance his populist agenda through Congress.
Mr.Trump will be completely at the mercy of Congress due to the emoluments clause. Congress can grant permission for Mr. Trump to continue to receive these emoluments.
However, if Mr. Trump puts forward populist legislation, like expanding Medicare, that offends the Republican grandees in Congress, they can withdraw this permission and place Mr. Trump in a position where he may be liable to impeachment.
The usual checks and balances will have been blown away.
Sent to Washington Post

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