Collins: Attention span of White House ‘a real problem’

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is calling the attention span of the Trump administration "a real problem."

"It's unbelievable to me," Collins told Politico for a report detailing lawmakers' frustrations with the White House's difficult honing in on one issue.

"The attention span just seems to be ... it's a real problem," she added. 

Another Republican lawmaker, Sen. John Kennedy (La.) described it as "attention deficit disorder."

Congress since the New Year has grappled with immigration, spending fights, gun legislation and most recently President Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a frequent critic of the president, noted the "short attention span" on Capitol Hill.

"Obviously on guns, you don't do that one unless you're forced. On immigration there's no real deadline," Flake told Politico.