He has promised a tax cut that will, by one estimate, reduce federal revenue by $7 trillion over 10 years. He has promised an infrastructure initiative that may cost an additional trillion. He has promised to rebuild the military. He has effectively promised not to make changes in Social Security and Medicare. And he has promised to move swiftly toward a balanced federal budget.
"Trump Has Stacked the Deck Against Himself" is from the January 13, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Gerson and narrated by Jill Melancon.