Trump Takes Great Delight In Negotiating Republicans Into A Hole

The back stabber in chief, after playing nice with McConnell and Friends a day earlier, in a heartbeat cut a deal with Democratic leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, of a kind that trashes the Republican agenda. Once again the seemingly clueless president, posing quite unconvincingly as a Republican, telegraphed that his true goal is the crippling of the GOP and possibly running off with its base to become the heart of a new Trump Party. Or at least enjoying great delight in dragging Republicans over some pretty nasty political coals.

Yes, the unserious juvenile delinquent in the White House once again proves that like children everywhere he loves unsettling the adults in the room. Trump’s abrupt karate chop to his fellow Republican’s windpipe left them speechless and seething. As the master of mayhem and vindictiveness it was like the Republican primary all over again whereby he mercilessly obliterated those who would contest him.

With a quick twist of his negotiating knife he has placed Republicans prostrate before Democratic intensions. What could be sweeter than that, the creators of the monster eaten by the monster?

“While it averts a fall government shutdown and a default on the nation’s debt until at least December, it also emboldens Democrats to push for immigration changes or spending priorities without giving an inch to the right.” This as reported in a Politico article.

What Trump is proving is that in his version of “the art of the deal” anything goes. Even gutter rules politics can’t hold a candle to his cutthroat version of the hardball game.

Obviously our dear president does not consider the awesome power of karma’s backlash. But the wrath of paybacks is ever closer at hand as Robert Mueller’s team of tax experts builds their case.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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