Pat Buchanan rightly wonders if America can withstand 44 more months of obsessive, uncontrolled, political bickering and back biting in Washington D.C. Buchanan lived through the heart of the Nixon administration’s implosion, and saw firsthand how it played out. He recently told Alex Pfeiffer at The Daily Caller his thoughts on the Trump administration’s recent dilemmas.
Will this distract him from his policy plans? What’s the effect this will have on his presidency?
There’s no question that the agenda has been put on the back-burner. At least for the cable networks and the newspapers with all these conflicts. There’s no question that the agenda has suffered. I think the president has been hurt to a degree if his approval rating is around 38 or 40 percent. The Republican Party is sort of mute right now on Capitol Hill. This has been a dramatic four months. The question is, is can we sustain this kind of intensity for 44 more months?
You don’t think so?
[Laughing] I went through Watergate all 18 months and we’re only four months in. It’s fairly advanced in those terms. In terms of the division and the clamors and the rodomontade if you will.
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