House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell met with President Donald Trump at the White House Monday ahead of his speech to a joint session of Congress. (Feb. 27)
WASHINGTONÂ â When President Trump heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to address Congress for the first time, he will be talking to lawmakers he sees more as nuisances than allies and has largely bypassed so far by issuing executive orders that don’t need their approval, analysts say.
“What’s clear to me is that President Trump has no real respect for Congress and would like to govern by executive order, but that’s notÂ how our system works,” said Elizabeth Sherman, an assistant professor of government inÂ the School of Public Affairs at American University. “He seems totally uncomfortable with the idea that 535 members of Congress are making these major decisions about…