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>> In a week that started with President Trump talking politics at a Boy Scouts' Convention.>> Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?>> And ended with him dispatching his Chief of Staff, the biggest development may be his increasingly strange relationship with the very Republican lawmakers meant to carry out an ambitious conservative agenda.
Steve Holland covers the White House for Reuters.>> Every word you can describe it is chaos, dysfunction, disunity. The President is having a hard time governing effectively. This chaos is spilling over into the debate on Capitol Hill where he's struggling to get anything big passed.>> Republicans such as Representative Charlie Dent taking Trump to task for not selling the Obamacare repeal more effectively.
That failure sewing doubts about his ability to deliver on other big agenda items, including high-profile tax reform and infrastructure plans.>> So far, he's gotten nothing on legislation of significance. He's gotten a lot of minor things, but healthcare fizzled. Tax reform we're told is up next. We'll see how that goes, but there are the same sort of divisions between moderates and conservatives that affected the healthcare debate.
So stay tuned, it's gonna be a long ride.>> It's not just domestic issues dogging this White House. Republicans telling Reuters that Trump has yet to prove that he can govern effectively during an era of relative peace and prosperity. And that comes as other Washington sources say National Security Advisor HR McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are increasingly frustrated with their lack of independence.
The Pentagon saying it won't follow through on the Commander in Chief's Twitter announcement to ban transgender people from the military, without proper White House guidance. With all that's going on, replacing Chief of Staff and long-time GOP operative Reince Priebus with his Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, a former Marine General, could provide the White House with a steady hand in these tumultuous early days.
But, might also widen the gap between Trump and his party even further.