On March 11, I wrote a piece where I warned Donald Trump would attack Republicans as well as Democrats if the Obamacare replacement bill failed. It wasn’t a tough prediction to make. I called a bookie in Vegas, and he wouldn’t even give me 1-10 odds. First, Trump used Judge Jeanine Pirro as his messenger to get Paul Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House. This morning, Trump set his sights on conservatives in Congress and conservative organizations.
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2017
So he fails on the Obamacare replacement bill, and he’s blaming House Freedom Caucus members as well as Heritage and a group that backed him for President, Club for Growth.
I’ve said it before; Trump only cares about winning or losing. He wants to do tax reform but attacks the very people he will need to get it done because it is more important to him everybody else appear to be the “loser” in the Obamacare replacement fiasco. Trump doesn’t care about burning bridges because he still thinks he’s hosting a reality show. Such an approach is a problem because Washington DC is a place where relationships come in handy when wanting to get something done. Trump doesn’t have friends or people who are loyal to him. Trump has associates, lackeys, and sycophants.
He thought he could be a bully and get Thomas Massie, Jim Jordan, and Mark Meadows to follow along, forgetting the entire time they are c0-equals in government.
Compiling enemies lists, having staff attempt to berate members of Congress, and then using Twitter to slam the people you will need over the next four years is not a very bright way to go about doing the work of being President.
Then again, we’re talking about the host of The Apprentice. High expectations aren’t in the cards.