Donald Trump has enjoyed a relatively calm few days in office following a turbulent first month in the White House, but the President still faces long-term problems.
Euronews Washington correspondent Stefan Grobe says the 45th President of the United States should be looking forward to a trouble-free period, but warned wider issues still remain and there could be surprises “at any moment”.
He said Trump’s war with the media was raising eyebrows in Washington, and members of the Republican party just want him to knuckle down and run the country.
Grobe said: “After a rocky first month in office, Donald Trump could enjoy his first drama-free week, if that is ever possible.
“Congress is in recess, he has been widely praised for tapping General McMaster as National Security Advisor and there are no immediate pressure points on the horizon.”
Just named General H.R. McMaster National Security Advisor.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2017
He added: “But the week is not over yet, and there are of course the long-term problems, like staffing the government, putting together a workable replacement for Obama’s healthcare law or the murkier Russia file that could bring new surprises at any moment.
“Finally there is his escalating war with the media, something that Washington insiders consider useless and dangerous for him.
“Bottom line – many Republicans say they only wish Trump would focus on policy, stop his twitter rants and just govern.”
Don't believe the main stream (fake news) media.The White House is running VERYWELL. I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2017