WASHINGTON — He talked tax cuts last weekend, opioid addiction on Wednesday, drug prices on Thursday and immigration every day of the week. In the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has gone full policy wonk.
Trump is promoting a grab bag of new proposals as evidence of campaign promises kept while Democrats question the timing of the policy flurry so close to the elections.
Trump, who has been talking about the need to cut prescription drug prices since his presidential campaign, said of the plan he unveiled this past week, “we’re doing things that nobody was … bold enough to do.”
Facing an election that could profoundly change his presidency, Trump’s uptick in policy activity underscored the aggressive effort the White House is making as Republicans try to stave off Democratic gains.