Some have suggested that President Donald Trump has not been active enough in recent weeks, with Fox News contributor Juan Williams recently arguing that Trump’s base has reason to be disappointed. But Democrats who may be counting on such disappointment are in for a surprise.
According to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, we can expect to see a lot more action from Trump in the coming weeks.
The chief of staff contrasted the behavior of Congress — which will soon be leaving for a 3-week summer break — to the actions that President Trump is planning to take, the Washington Examiner reported.
China, immigration, and manufacturing jobs
Specifically, Meadows said that the administration is “dealing with a number of executive orders” concerning both the economy and foreign policy.
He explained that they “may go all the way from dealing with some of the immigration issues that we have before us to some of the manufacturing and jobs issues that are before us, and ultimately dealing with China and what we need to do there in terms of resetting that balance.”
The Examiner also quoted comments that former White House advisor Steve Bannon made during an appearance on John Fredericks’ radio program.
“He’s the president of the United States,” Bannon told Fredericks. “He’s not a candidate.”
“You act like president of the United States, you take action like the president of the United States, you govern like you are president of the United States — you are going to be reelected.”
Observers: Trump needs to get more aggressive
Fredericks warned that Trump had to get more aggressive about policy or else his campaign would become a “losing effort,” adding, “Until you come to grips with that, you are not going to change anything.”
However, the radio host predicted that if the president “continues to drive things himself that will benefit the lives of people, he will have a much better narrative than he does right now.”
Trump most recently signed an executive order on July 3 to construct a “Garden of Heroes” containing statues of celebrated Americans.
“Because the past is always at risk of being forgotten, monuments will always be needed to honor those who came before,” the order read.