So much for 'art' of the deal
It's still the economy, stupid - as campaign strategist James Carville harped during Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H.W. Bush.
Carville's message was simple: Voters care first, second and third about the economy, as understood by how they are feeling about their own financial well-being. Everything else is just noise.
So let's look at what we keep being told is a booming economy under President Donald Trump.
The most recent jobs report found the unemployment rate at 3.6%, its lowest mark in 50 years. Yet most Americans aren't feeling it. They have falling household income, skyrocketing health and insurance costs, and they didn't get the extra jingle of tax break pocket change that the top 1 percent got.