President Donald Trump meets with bipartisan group of congressional
leaders and members of his economic team in Oval Office,
Sept. 6, 2017 | Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
The broader political effect is also beginning to register. Trump, the independent, was one story in the New York Times suggesting he could run as an independent in 2020, but suggesting for now, the Republicans may need to assume Ross Perot was elected in 2016 and negotiate accordingly.
Expect Studio 1600 to be the staging ground for a major challenge to the establishment Republican Party, its leadership and its power.