Hayes on the Trump presidency: 'The sideshows are distracting from the agenda'

The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes said Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Trump’s visit to a Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston, SC was a successful stop that highlighted the president’s jobs agenda…unlike the press conference that Trump used to assail the media a day earlier.

“[The Boeing] event was quite a good event for Donald Trump. I think this is the kind of event that, if you ask Republicans on Capitol Hill, they'd say, 'Please, more of this, and a lot less of what we saw from the president yesterday,’” Hayes said. “If you look at this presidency almost a month in, the problem is, the sideshows are distracting from the agenda. And there’s no question about that.”

Hayes went on to cite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s assertion that Trump’s approval rating would be up to 15 points higher if he focused more on the policy ideas that he ran on to get elected and less on “the sideshows.”