The Trump administration has made a habit of floating new policies in the press only to back away from them within days or even hours. Administration officials said President Trump would sign an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA, and then Trump said that wouldn’t happen anytime soon. The White House suggested that it would tie Obamacare funding to funding for a border wall. That didn’t happen either. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast debates how to cover the president’s statements given this unpredictability.
Also, FiveThirtyEight’s Ben Casselman joins the podcast to make sense of Trump’s one-page tax plan and the meager GDP growth estimates from the first quarter of 2017. Lastly, a new report suggests that automatic voter registration in Oregon was more effective at increasing youth turnout than expected.
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