FT: Trump Governing Like a ‘Traditional Republican’

Despite all the controversy and volatility in his first 100 days, President Donald Trump is governing like a “traditional Republican,” the London Financial Times reported.

“Albeit chaotically, he is governing more as an orthodox post-Reagan Republican than most expected,” wrote Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Times.

“This now seems true in all the main policy areas, both domestic and international. It is clearly true in economic policy,” he wrote.

“Trump’s policies look ever more like Reagan’s,” he said.

Wolf does have doubts about details and ramifications of Trump’s plans so far.

“Trump won the nomination by promising to be a different sort of Republican. He is not,” Wolf said.

“Post-Reagan Republicans reached out to the base by campaigning on cultural issues, while legislating for the upper 1 percent. That is ‘pluto-populism.’ Trump added infrastructure spending, trade protectionism and support for Medicare and social security. But he too plans

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