Trump just got a Republican tax reform passed in his first major legislative achievement and that’s a really good thing.
But in usual fashion Trump finds a way to undermine his success with a tweet before he even signs the bill:
At some point, and for the good of the country, I predict we will start working with the Democrats in a Bipartisan fashion. Infrastructure would be a perfect place to start. After having foolishly spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is time to start rebuilding our country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2017
You know why he’s tweeting this right? Because Trump, after all his conversations and negotiations with Republicans, knows very well that most of them in the House and Senate will not pass a massive trillion dollar spending bill because IT’S A REALLY BAD IDEA.
In order to get this really bad idea through Congress, he’s going to need lots and lots of Democrats to help him along with a few big spending RINOs.
So now it’s time to play nice with Democrats because they are his only hope.
Just like Trump’s ideas on trade, I’ve never agreed with a trillion dollar infrastructure bill. It was a bad idea when Obama passed it and it’s a bad idea now.
And it isn’t about the good of the country as he suggested in his tweet – because it’s NOT good for the country. No it’s really about a bad campaign promise, his ego and getting re-elected in 2020.
Our biggest hope for keeping this madness at bay is that Ryan and McConnell won’t allow such a bill to come to the floor for consideration. That would be awesome, but considering their RINO tendencies I’m honestly not sure we can bank on that.