The headlines have been blaring! Trump has abandoned the Republicans and his acting like a Democrat – and the Republican leadership doesn’t like it.
Is Trump a Democrat? The important question is really whether the Republicans in Congress can get anything done. As the White House pointed out later, “The White House . . . hailed the decision as providing room for the president and Congress to work on tax reform.”
The White House is making it clear, between its DACA decision and 6 month deferral and now the debt ceiling, that the only priority right now is tax reform. Given the Republicans in Congress inability to pass any major legislation whatsoever, should anyone be shocked that Trump didn’t want a government shut down to get in the way of his most important legislative priority – without which reform the Republicans in Congress and Trump will likely get pummeled in the Midterm elections?
The Hill: Trump shocks GOP by siding with Dems
“President Trump shocked Republicans on Wednesday by making a deal with Democrats to prevent a government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and provide aid to communities hit by Hurricane Harvey — right in front of his own party’s leaders at the White House.
The surprise deal left Republicans in despair and Democrats expressing glee.”