“I can’t believe we’re still going to be talking about it,” said John Bunch, the former White House chief of staff who helped to bring the Iran deal to fruition.
“It’s one of those things that will never be forgotten.”
In his first 100 days in office, Trump has ordered an unprecedented rollback of federal rules, rolled back the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule and halted the creation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
But it has been a rocky road, with Republicans in Congress having to fight back from the White House to prevent some of his most controversial policies from taking effect.
For example, he has refused to implement a rule that would have prevented insurers from charging higher premiums for people with preexisting conditions, even though he has said that doing so would increase health care costs for low-income people.
The rules, however, have already caused some of the most dramatic increases in premiums for older, sicker and poor people.
At the same time, Trump’s administration has been trying to slow the rollout of Obamacare and has refused several requests from state insurance regulators to delay the health insurance exchanges and the federal subsidies that will help people purchase insurance.
Trump has also signed a law to impose a ban on transgender people serving in the military and has sought to ban refugees from entering the country and the admission of people from Syria.
But his administration is struggling to implement many of the new rules and regulations that Trump says are necessary to fix what he calls a broken system.
The Republican-controlled Congress has repeatedly blocked Trump’s efforts to overhaul the nation’s health care system.
In June, lawmakers killed a bill that would overhaul the way the federal government pays insurers for selling insurance to people with pre-existing conditions, which has been critical for millions of people who are insured through the Affordable Care Act.
A similar vote to repeal the health care law failed last month in the Senate, and the White Senate office said the bill has not been sent to the House for consideration.
The repeal effort has stalled as Trump has tried to win congressional support for a $1 trillion tax cut, which would benefit businesses and households.
On Tuesday, he will sign a budget that he says will increase the deficit by $1.2 trillion and is the largest increase in government spending in history.
The budget, which is expected to be unveiled next week, is expected be heavily criticized by the left and progressives who say it will add trillions of dollars to the national debt.