Trump’s often ambiguous policy views may have been an effective campaign tactic, but these days they are a major source of confusion to members of his own party. And time may be running out for Trump to capitalize on what political momentum he still retains to push through his agenda amid Democratic resistance and GOP divisions.

Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have just two months before their first government shutdown deadline and a few months more before the debt limit expires. By the fall of this year, calculations about the midterm elections will begin infecting every decision on Capitol Hill, making each big decision more difficult…

Several aides briefed on Trump’s speech said they expect it to be “high level” — in other words, without many specific details that would highlight the GOP’s splits. And some Republicans doubt they will get the guidance they need from Trump on divisive issues like how to handle Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and a potential new tax on imports…

On each big-ticket issue, Trump has made contradictory comments about how he wants to proceed. On Obamacare, he’s suggested keeping or even expanding coverage for low-income Americans that some Republicans oppose. He’s said more Americans will receive better coverage under his plan for less money, a promise that will be difficult if not impossible to execute in Congress.