On Monday, President Trump’s first week in office, his presidency has faced several obstacles, including a continuing feud with Senate Democrats, the possibility of a government shutdown and an investigation into his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
The President, who is known for his often-troubling tweets, has repeatedly faced questions about whether he’s the right person to lead the nation.
Here are the top three takeaways from the president’s first year: President Trump will be “the best that we can hope for,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
He has demonstrated a willingness to be responsive to constituents, but I believe he has a lot of work to do.
“He’s not a great negotiator, but he has the ability to get things done, and I think the American people will appreciate that,” he said.
Trump has faced questions from Democratic senators about his ability to govern.
He is known to have a tendency to be off-message and sometimes seems to be “tweeting things that have nothing to do with what he actually does.”
He has also clashed with House Democrats, who are also demanding answers about his firing and whether there is any evidence that he lied to Congress.
“We have a lot to investigate here, and we have to get the truth out there.
That is what I think we are going to do,” Blumenthal said.
He added, “I think it is fair to say that he’s not going to get a free pass from us.”
Sen. Chris Coons, D -Del., said he expects Trump will continue to “fight for what is best for the American People, and that includes the people of this country.”
He said that Democrats should not get behind Trump because they don’t want to see a government shut down.
But he added that he believes the American public will be disappointed if they see that “the President is not going into the job with the right temperament or the right approach.”
He added that Democrats will continue “to stand up and fight for the right things” and that “we have to keep up the fight.”
The White House said Trump has not been asked to step down but he is “working hard” to resolve his differences with Senate Democratic leaders.
He’s been meeting with the Democratic caucus, and is focused on “making the best possible decisions.”
“It is not his job to decide the fate of the country,” White House spokesman Jason Miller said.
“The president has every right to run the country and to govern in a way that is best suited to the unique circumstances of this presidency.”
Blumenthal, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he is hopeful that the White House will be willing to make changes to the President’s approach to governing.
“It’s not my job to put in place a legislative fix,” he added.
“I will work to make sure that we are doing the right thing for the country.”
The President is also working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to resolve the ongoing investigation into Trump’s firing of Comey.
Trump, who has been a vocal critic of Comey’s performance during the Russia investigation, has been pushing for an independent prosecutor to oversee the probe.
On Monday evening, he held a press conference with the Senate Democratic caucus to discuss the investigation and other topics.
“That investigation will continue.
The investigation will be fully open.
We have full confidence in our people,” McConnell said.
In addition to the ongoing probes into Trump, the Senate also is holding a vote on the GOP’s tax plan, which could potentially add $3.8 trillion to the federal deficit.
The tax plan is being negotiated by the Senate Budget Committee and includes $1.5 trillion in revenue, but it has not yet been passed by the GOP-led House.
The Senate has also begun a vote in the House on a GOP tax plan that would add $2.3 trillion to its deficit.
“This is a moment where Republicans are working to pass a tax plan with bipartisan support, but we still need the Senate to act,” Blumenthal added.
He said it’s important that Democrats “take back the Senate from the Whitehouse.”
Blumenthal said he thinks the president is “in a strong position” and the House will make a decision on tax legislation “in the coming days.”
The president is also set to announce on Monday a pair of major legislative priorities, including an overhaul of the tax code.
The White Trump has announced that he will sign the “America First” executive order, but said it won’t be until he gets an “audit report” from the nonpartisan Office of Management and Budget.
“There’s going to be a process to be followed, and it’s going [to be] going through the Congressional Budget Office,” the President said.
Democrats are also expected to move on the health care legislation that Trump is pushing.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D,Minn., said she believes the President has the