Former Cruz Aide Declares Trump Presidency 'Effectively Over'

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Posted: Jul 28, 2017 3:15 PM
Former Cruz Aide Declares Trump Presidency 'Effectively Over'

Legislatively speaking, Trump’s presidency is over, Sen. Ted Cruz’s former communications director Rick Tyler declared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday.

"I think this presidency is effectively over," he told co-host Mika Brzezinski.

"And if you look back to different presidencies, you look at Bill Clinton, he had a rough first two years, very difficult two years. But after Oklahoma City he was able to regain his footing and become presidential until he slipped on a blue dress," he said, referencing the bombing of a federal building in 1995.

"But this president cannot change. Nothing about his behavior tells me, since the beginning of this process, that he was going to change. And if you cannot change and you cannot become presidential, and you cannot convince the majority of the American people to enact some legislative agenda that he wants passed, his presidency legislatively is effectively over," he added.

Tyler was hired by MSNBC as a contributor after Cruz fired him from his presidential campaign for promoting a fake story about Sen. Marco Rubio and the Bible.

Panelist Donny Deustch also criticized the president, saying, "the healthcare debacle shows something also about his incompetence in that he never understood the job of the presidency. He never understood the job of pushing legislation through."

The remarks come after the Senate failed to pass a “skinny” Obamacare repeal bill, with three Republican senators joining Democrats in opposing the legislation.