There is no indication from Trump or his White House that they have any interest in working on legislation with Democrats. In fact, while there's been some public "desire" by some Republicans to work across the aisle, Republicans for the most part have at the very least shown reluctant interest to be bipartisan. One can look back at when Republicans fail repeatedly with their attempts at health care reform to find when they finally admitted that they would have to work with Democrats.

No sign that Trump wants to work with Democrats

Health care continues to be a goal that President Trump wants to pressure Congress over when they return to Washington in September.

But rather than submit to Congress' calls for bipartisanship, the President will likely try to bully and intimidate Republicans to keep trying to repeal the law by themselves. It's been suggested that even he can push through and complete his will to end Obamacare, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), by himself. This further verifies that the White House despises working with the other side enough to go it alone. But, this also appears to be the case with Tax Reform.

It's been widely reported that Trump wants to work on tax reform before the end of the year. The President targeted Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO.) during his tax reform speech last Wednesday, saying that if she didn't try to work with their plans for tax reform that she should be voted out.

According to an article by ABC News titled: "Trump pushes tax reform 'vision,' pressures Congress to deliver", the White House said that the drafting of the tax reform bill should be bipartisan. But the article also says that there's no indication that Democrats are part of the negotiation, as they haven't been since May when the negotiations started.

Vague approach to tax reform legislation

Trump's economic team that started working on his new tax plan, the Big Six, have held discussions with Republicans only. An aide for the Senate Finance Committee's Ranking Member Ron Wyden confirmed to ABC News that there were no conversations being held with Senate Democrats. But even with no signs of bipartisanship, there are already clear signs that the White House isn't serious about doing the difficult work of tax reform.

Since they revealed their "plan" with bullet points earlier this year, the administration has been vague on the details. Gary Cohn who is the Director of the National Economic Council and has been involved with the process has said that the creation of tax reform would be the responsibility of the House of Representatives. But even if this were not the case, it's clear that they simply have no choice. Nor has anyone given any indication as that a timeline to complete it even looks like.