This presents one of the most difficult questions for Democrats. An angry and unqualified man has been elected President of the United States. Should Charles Schumer et al., say like Mitch McConnell that their objective is to stop Trump? How? They have no majority and the filibuster by which Republicans obstructed so much may not work.
For example the GOP plans to phase out Medicare (you'll get a voucher to apply to medical insurance that you will shop for - like Medigap). They will do that by budget reconciliation - requiring only a simple majority.
So I think that the Democrats have to take a constructive stance: support anything good: e.g. infrastructure spending (unless it's a wall). And wait for Trump to foul up..which he will. Hopefully without tragic consequences. - gwc
Congressional Democrats have nothing to fear from standing up to Trump, in one chart - Vox
by Matthew Yglesias