What Game is Paul Ryan Playing Now?

So some speculated early that Paul Ryan was keeping Trump around to shove through an unpopular healthcare reform, then impeach Trump and stick him with the legacy.

But it’s clear Trump can’t deliver the freedom caucus. He’s a lame duck at 100 days. What exactly does he offer Paul Ryan at this point? Wouldn’t Paul Ryan rather work with Mike Pence?

Trump, the negotiator in chief, failed to take key stakeholders such as:

  • Doctors
  • Patients
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Conservative Republicans
  • Moderate Republicans
  • All Democrats

into account when ‘deal making’. Obama, on the other hand, left only the following stakeholders out:

  • All Republicans

Based on this early analysis, it would appear that Obama better knew the ‘art of the deal’.