One day after trying to fund the wall, Donald Trump backed off and said he would do it later. Sorry, Trump voters, you got scammed.
This is happening more and more, and seems to be some kind of strategy for Trump. He proposes something that he knows will not pass, doesn’t really try very hard, and then gives up.
In the end, he has accomplished almost nothing. But he can blame it on the Democrats, or the Republicans, or the Freedom Caucus, or moderates, or judges, or the media. You know, anyone but himself.
In addition to avoiding any responsibility for his own failures, he is setting himself up to attack these other groups. Another example is that yet another of his crazy unconstitutional executive orders was blocked by a judge. In response, Trump attacked the judge, and then did something really bizarre — he proposed breaking up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Never mind that it wasn’t the Ninth Circuit court that blocked his latest executive order.
Trump the dictator wants to rule by executive fiat (like a CEO), and if anything gets in his way, he wants to fire them. Let’s hope that we still have a country where things like that don’t work.
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Ironically one of the guys chanting “lock her up” may get locked up instead
Flynn and another guy who liked the “lock her up” chant, NJ Gov Chris Christie, have both been implicated in pretty serious crimes. So far Christine has escaped unscathed but Flynn may be in serious trouble.
Any wrong doing that has to be done within the Federal Court system will probably go nowhere because the incentive is to let things ride. Now if there are other courts that can hear these claims then something might happen. I’m surprised that our man-baby president has not been giving pardons right and left. Maybe it hasn’t occurred to him yet.
There has been an effort to split the 9th Circuit Court going back several years – predating Drumpf’s awareness that it even existed, I’d guess.