Donald Trump’s biggest problem isn’t health care or the Freedom Caucus, not Russia or even his flailing White House bureaucracy. It’s something far more fundamental — and more dangerous.
The President, quite simply, has no concept of an endgame, or even a long game.
Certainly, it’s an idea he didn’t grasp with his health care plan. It failed? Trump didn’t seem to think it was possible. Well it did — leaving him armed with little but a succession of increasingly erratic tweetstorms.
Abroad, such shortsightedness holds far more sweeping, even lethal prospects — most immediately, in the Middle East. With two of the region’s pivotal leaders due to stop by the White House this week, Trump is overdue in getting his ducks in a row and looking beyond tomorrow.