How Donald Trump Repeated Barack Obama's Biggest Mistake... With Similar Results

Obama and Trump both governed as partisans when voters wanted them to work with the other party.

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As I have written in the past, Donald Trump has echoed many of President Obama’s mistakes and has now yielded similar results. The bottom line is that both Barack Obama, who campaigned as a moderate Democrat, and Donald Trump, who was elected with the support of a minority of voters, both governed as though they had a broad mandate to enact a laundry list of wishes from their most partisan supporters when what voters really wanted was for both parties to work together.