For Democrats, the Trump administration has offered a chance for payback.
Still sour over the way Republicans treated President Obama, the Democratic minority has one word to describe its strategy toward President Trump: resistance.
“There is a difference between obstruction, which is what congressional Republicans engaged in in the early days of the Obama administration, and resistance, where Democrats have been opposed to policies that would be detrimental to the American people,” said Rep. Hakeem S. Jeffries of New York, a newly minted member of the House Democratic leadership team.
“Resistance is anchored in defending your policy priorities that are consistent with your perspective, but being willing to work with the other side of the aisle when policies are proposed, that would be good for America,” he said.
Mr. Trump marks his 100th day in office on Saturday having faced unwavering opposition to his agenda from Democrats. They have erected the worst delay of Cabinet picks in U.S. history, mounted a filibuster of his universally acclaimed Supreme Court nominee, fought his efforts to rewrite Obamacare and prompted investigations into his administration’s dealings with Russia.