Is President Trump bucking tradition in Washington?

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In his first weeks in office, President Donald Trump has met face to face with CEOs, leaders in the auto industry and even union leaders, signaling what was once business as usual in Washington may be no more.

It’s a sign of the new administration bucking tradition, according to political analyst and senior associate dean of George Mason University School of Law David Rehr.

“Historically in Washington you have his people call people on Capitol Hill, but President Trump mixes it up, so it has traditional establishment Washington unease about what the President is going to do next,” he said in an interview Monday.

As competing presidential candidates, Trump accused Sen. Ted Cruz’s father of having a hand in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Recently, the two dined together and Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted this photo of his daughters with president trump in the oval office.

The president also met with Democratic Leader Rep. Elijah Cummings last week, apparently finding agreement on topics like drug prices

“He’s not traditional. He’s not someone that takes it at a political approach, he takes a business approach,” said Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma).

That Business approach has been criticized by some who say the government is NOT the same as a private company. Still, it is something candidate trump touted on the campaign trail and also outlined in his book.

“He’s following the 11 business principles he laid out in the art of the deal in 1987. He’s thinking big he’s leveraging his resources, he’s trying to contain costs,” Rehr said.

No. 11 in the art of the deal? Have fun.

Whether or not President Trump is doing that is still up in the air.

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