DACA was just the first phase of Trump’s new bipartisan effort. Now he’s trying to get ‘Nancy and Chuck’s’ input on tax reform to try and get Democratic support for it:
WASHINGTON TIMES – President Trump will host Congress’ Democratic leaders at a White House dinner Wednesday, as he continues to seek bipartisan buy-in for tax reform and other top priorities.
The White House added the president’s dinner with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to a schedule that already included bipartisan meetings to cultivate support for tax reform.
The president has been looking to make more deals with Mr. Schumer and Mrs. Pelosi after they struck a deal on the debt limit and spending last week.
Mr. Trump was already scheduled to meet with more than a dozen lawmakers from both parties Wednesday afternoon.
It’s part of an aggressive push by Mr. Trump to pass tax reform.
If Trump is truly seeking input from Nancy and Chuck, then that can only mean that Trump intends to push the much anticipated tax-reform toward the mushy middle. Which means it won’t be nearly as profound as it could be if he gets his way.
It remains to be seen if Republicans will allow him to do this. After all, if they can pass significant tax reform out of both houses and send it to Trump’s desk, he’d be a fool not to sign it just because Democrats didn’t vote for it. And to be honest, I’m pretty sure he would sign it because he loves ‘victory’.
The point is really that Republicans hold the true power here on tax reform and if they concede to Trump’s new bipartisanship or their own squishy moderate RINOs, then they will be to blame on this even more so than Trump.