President Trump is not a career politician, but a successful businessman who is approaching governing the nation much like he would a company, making deals that he feels will get the most benefit for the American people.
Now, I’m not saying I agree with that approach or that what he’s doing is right, just explaining his reasoning for making some of the decisions he seems to be making lately.
One such move he made that has even his most loyal supporters up in arms is a supposed deal that was done with Sen. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer that would give amnesty to DREAMers, part of the DACA program started by former President Barack Obama.
There was talk early on, due to a statement released by Democratic leadership, that Trump was going to abandon his promise to build the wall as part of this agreement. Both sides have clarified that the president was still pursuing after the wall, but not as part of this particular deal.
However, the fact he’s attempting to give illegals amnesty in some form is not sitting well with a huge swath of his base, including diehard supporter and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, who tweeted this after the story broke:
At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached? https://t.co/g1mMhmm8ng
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 14, 2017
Yikes. Coming from an individual that wrote a book titled, “In Trump We Trust,” that’s a pretty big turn around in attitude.
Anyway, to make matters even worse, Schumer was recently caught on a hot mic, where he said some rather interesting things about The Donald.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was caught on a hot mic Thursday speaking about President Donald Trump on the Senate floor.
“He likes us,” Schumer was overheard saying. “He likes me, anyway.”
The Democrat went on to reveal what he told the president during their meeting on Wednesday.
“Here’s what I told him. I said, ‘Mr. President, you are much better off if you can sometimes step right and sometimes step left. If you have to step just in one direction, you’re boxed,’” Schumer said.
He added, “He gets that. We are always going to work it out, and it will make us more productive, too.”
President Trump is under fire from his own base after it was revealed that he is negotiating with Democrats to address illegal immigrants previously covered by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program without asking for funds to pay for the border wall.
One of the main reasons Trump was able to win over so much support from average American voters was because he took such a hard stance on the issue of immigration and promised to be tough, but fair, building a wall to secure the border and help protect America’s interests.
Folks backed this, which isn’t anything new for conservatives, believing that because Trump was not a career politician, perhaps there would be a greater chance of him keeping his word and doing what he said he would do.
If he should fail in keeping these promises, it could be disastrous for his reelection efforts come 2020, and also do some serious damage to the GOP during the 2018 midterm elections.
Such a move would alienate even his most ardent supporters, as is clearly evidenced by Coulter’s response to the president’s new deal in progress.
He continues to promise that the wall will still be built, but his actions as of late make that declaration a bit shaky, and people are taking notice.
Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear this week that he would have a lot of work to do with the GOP to get any sort of legislation like this passed, so even if a deal is reached and a bill written up, there’s no guarantee as of yet that it will become law.
Let’s hope Trump keeps his word and delivers on his promises, otherwise the damage might be the GOP’s total undoing.