WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump thundered to Americans, “I am your voice,” as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination this summer.
As president, he’ll find that Washington has a way of shouting back — even to the point of drowning him out.
The seat of the federal government is teeming with interest groups, corporate lobbyists and big-money super PACs. They will have some different goals than Trump and wide swaths of his voters, particularly on matters of government ethics and trade deals. There’s comparatively little in place to pressure lawmakers to follow Trump’s lead.