Harold Rogers

Analysis: Budget shows Trump's trouble figuring out Congress

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, snubbed by some Republican allies, is just the latest example of an administration that seems at times clueless or indifferent toward Congress.

Since becoming president, Trump has at times wrapped congressional Republicans in a clumsy embrace that many have welcomed, wooing House members with Oval Office facetime or trips on Air Force One. At other times he's misread, ignored or disregarded both parties on Capitol Hill.

Early on, the administration's botched rollout of Trump's immigrant travel ban caught Republicans off-guard and scrambling to get basic information for their constituents. Two weeks ago, Trump fired FBI Director...