President Trump clearly has no issue lighting fires underneath Congress. It doesn’t help that McConnell and Ryan basically have been unable to rally a workable majority to pass legislation. Trump publicly chastised Congress while it failed to pass Obamacare reform. He has now thrown the immigration mandate back in Congress’ lap by rescinding DACA.
If Trump’s recent about-face on the debt deal has taught us anything, it’s that he appears more and more independent. Could this lead to the formation of a third party? It almost certainly will lead to more infighting in the GOP. So if abrupt policy U-turns like the debt deal keep happening, it’s clear that anything is on the table with Trump.