There is not a Republican in Washington, D.C. who seems to really know what President Trump wants other than a wall. Now, I'd gladly take a wall, but I don't know that the GOP is going to fund one. What I do know is that I talked to a senior Republican in Congress yesterday and he was very, very blunt. He said of the President, "I don't know what the f*** he wants and in talking to him I'm pretty sure he doesn't know what the f*** he wants. He just wants, like a kid who's so hungry nothing sounds good anymore and he's just pissed off."
That right there was on display in the shutdown. Stephen Miller at the White House seems to be the immigration President. Several people brought deals to the President that he liked, but his staff killed them. The President didn't seem to understand a lot of the policy or the implications. So everybody is left guessing.
All this suggests that this is going to be another crazy year with few accomplishments and the GOP will have many news cycles between now and November for the public to forget about tax reform and focus on drama. That does not bode well for them.