The former communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz said that the presidency of Donald Trump “is effectively over” on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday morning.
Speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Rick Tyler said:
“I think this presidency is effectively over. And if you look back to different presidencies, you look at Bill Clinton, he had a rough first two years, very difficult two years. But after Oklahoma City he was able to regain his footing and become presidential until he slipped on a blue dress.”
“But this president cannot change. Nothing about his behavior tells me, since the beginning of this process, that he was going to change. And if you cannot change and you cannot become presidential, and you cannot convince the majority of the American people to enact some legislative agenda that he wants passed, his presidency legislatively is effectively over.”
This statement comes after the Senate failed to pass a scaled-back ObamaCare repeal bill late last night in a stunning vote viewed as a major defeat for Republican leaders and the party’s seven-year rhetoric in promising to repeal the legislation.
The Senate voted 49-51 against the “skinny” bill, which would have repealed ObamaCare’s individual and employer mandates and defunded Planned Parenthood.
Sen. John McCain provided the crucial vote against the bill, alongside GOP Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) July 28, 2017