The Wall Street Journal: Trump, Republicans struggle for common ground at party retreat

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans struggled to understand each other at the party’s retreat here on Thursday, as they fell short of reaching agreement on complex policy issues involving taxes, trade and other pillars of the ambitious legislative agenda they hope to enact this year.

Less than a week into the new administration, GOP lawmakers grappled with how to respond to a Republican president capable of signing their policy proposals into law, but also of igniting public feuds and showing little deference to Capitol Hill’s traditions.

“This is going to be an unconventional presidency,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.

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