Is Trump backing away from yet another temper tantrum threat?
It is reported that the Whitehouse is backing down from Trump's government shutdown threats. Trumps pattern of making exaggerated threats if people don't support him has become silly. People refuse to be bullied and he backs down, over and over again. Having no idea how to be diplomatic might be OK for a CEO or a king but it makes a president useless.
- The Whoflew BirdLv 51 year agoFavourite answer
Probably yes. Putting everything else aside (and that's quite a lot of stuff to just shuffle away and pretend doesn't exist..lol) you would think that long before this point the party would have recognized the lack of diplomacy might have some short term big gains, but gains that would ultimately lead to bigger loses. But that's kind of the game being played here, and elsewhere in Trump's business. Trump isn't interested in the long game, he's interested in what reflects well on him RIGHT NOW, and that worked well for him in his youth. With age, it's only brought him enormous responsibility for enormous problems. Everything Trump is just about BIG BIG BIG, MORE MORE MORE, BETTER BETTER BETTER...the problem is that it isn't sustainable and it has no heart, no concern for those who come after. If it all goes to hell tomorrow, Trump will rationalize that as long as it doesn't happen on his watch, he's not concerned or responsible. And that's kind of how his base is as well, very surface, very shallow, not able to comprehend beyond just the image what might be lurking beneath.
- Elwood BluesLv 71 year ago
Back in Sept 2017, fifteen months ago, Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer made a deal - big funds for border security in exchange for DACA protections. But when conservatives found out about the deal they erupted.
Turns out Trump couldn't handle criticism from inside his tent, so he reneged on the deal. That proved to Pelosi and Schumer that Trump couldn't be trusted to keep his word. That was the last serious attempt to make a deal, and it was scotched by Trump's immaturity.
This recent public meeting and the "tantrump" shutdown threats are nothing but theater designed to fool Trump's base into thinking Trump is still pursuing some sort of deal. By bargaining away his reliability, Trump bargained away EVERYTHING.
- runningman022003Lv 71 year ago
That's our Donald "But I want an oompa loompa now" Trump
- Anonymous1 year ago
Because if we do it with military funds then he accomplishes the goal and that is all we care about. All the left cares about is the politics and beating Trump. They do not care about the drug deaths, murders and crime and the extreme costs of illegals in the USA to taxpayers. Our dficit would be 20% lower without illegals in this country last year.
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- JackLv 61 year ago
He's recalling US troops from Syria so they can build his Great Wall of Mexico.