Whether this is just him blowing off steam or signaling what lies ahead, it's significant.
Because it suggests a president, yet again, who doesn't agree with his own powers being limited or even questioned. It's not difficult to connect this to his past admiration for authoritarian leaders, and these comments are likely to give Democrats (and even some in the GOP establishment) plenty of heartburn.
His health-care push, for example, isn't stalled because of the 60-vote threshold in the Senate.
It's actually not even subject to it; his problem is getting House Republicans to agree.
Now Trump is talking about consolidating his own power.
In an interview with Fox News that aired Friday night, Trump dismissed the “archaic” rules of the House and Senate — using that word four times — and suggested they needed to be streamlined for the good of the country.
Trump is now admitting that he can't bend Congress to his will, but he blames the system rather than himself. And it's difficult to overstate how significant it would be if he actually went after the filibuster.
The 60-vote threshold for passing legislation in the Senate — which still exists for everything except presidential nominations — is the last vestige of Democratic power in Washington and really the only thing standing in the way of the majority party doing whatever it wants.
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