In his Washington Post article this past week, Senator John McCain described President Trump as “a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct.”
In his essay, addressed to his fellow members of Congress as well as the public, McCain went on to say: “We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people.”
John McCain provided a measured and realistic description of President Trump.
His description of how the members of Congress need to and should work, respecting each other member and compromising as necessary, was probably over the head of the president.
McCain called out the members of Congress to actually do their jobs and return to the tools that they have (also known as regular order) for considering legislation and compromising on legislation.
The American public needs Congress to govern.