President Trump addresses Congress Tuesday.
The president’s first speech to Congress will draw a huge TV audience, and the chances are next to nil that he will use the occasion to pretend to be somebody he is not.
To be clear, he is capable of change when it’s necessary. During the campaign, Trump had the discipline to stick to the issues after he dug himself into rabbit holes and started to use a teleprompter to avoid mistakes.
But as president, it’s far too early to declare peace. He’s at war with the status quo and caving in to dead-ender opponents after five weeks would mark him as weak with his core supporters. He wants to expand his power, not reduce it, as he begins the dance with Congress over ObamaCare, tax reform and the budget.
Get your popcorn ready.