Originally Posted by Gibonius
Thought experiment: if Trump is elected President and Congress maintains its current form, can President Trump actually lead the Republican Party? Are they going to force him into being a rubber stamp, or does he somehow wrangle the fractious House into place and push his own agenda instead of theirs?
Definitely not #2. Trump has nothing to lose, so he won't be a rubber stamp. #1 also doesn't seem likely.
#3 is most likely. Parts of his plans will probably get passed because he would get some of the populist left support - enough to overcome a Senate filibuster. Specifically, I could see some version of his tax plan getting passed: it is similar to most Republican plans.