White House focuses on foreign trip, budget proposal

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.
3:00 | 05/22/17

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Let's talk about it more with Matthew dowd and the description Mary gave, this is the president doubling down on what we saw on the house plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and that's not popular. Well, no, and I think this plan is based on a couple of premises I think assumptions won't go right, one on the house plan passing in the senate which looks like it met a buzz saw and the other thing is these series of tax cuts that are baked into in that will somehow grow the economy and fix the budget. I think the problem Donald Trump has in order to do something this dramatic and draconian in many ways requires a lot of political capital and he doesn't have a full gas tank. He doesn't even have half. He has a third of a gas tank so tough to get it through. He does appear to be getting a break from the controversies at home on this first trip overseas. Yeah, I think his first trip so far, I mean, one of the lessons you would think he learn is giving set speeches on a teleprompter usually gets you applause and usually gets you people so so far no errors. I don't know how many runs are scored. When you look at these foreign trips I recall a lot of presidential foreign trips that didn't do anything within the country. Nixon made a trip in '74 and didn't change the public view and Bill Clinton made a middle Eastern trip ten days before election day and was applauded and came back and dramatically lost elections. Got wiped out. Got wiped out. Thanks very much.

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