How is Donald Trump supposed to unite Republicans if they are breaking all their years of promises?
NBC pretends it is Donald Trump’s responsibility to unite Republicans in Congress. These Republicans promised for years to repeal Obamacare, then didn’t. They promised to lower taxes for years and it looks like they won’t deliver on that promise either. If they won’t keep their most basic promises to voters then how is Trump supposed to change their behavior?
The Republicans are more like Senator Jeff Flake than Trump:
This is NBC’s headline: “200 Days In, Trump Has Failed to Unite the GOP.”
Every new president has the golden opportunity to unite his political party, especially when that party has been out of the White House for eight years. But six and a half months into Donald Trump’s time in office, the Republican Party seems as divided as it was a year ago, right before Trump’s nomination. For example:
- Three Senate Republicans voted to effectively stop (at least for now) the GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare;
- Another GOP senator, Jeff Flake of Arizona, has a new book that criticizes President Trump and his party (“I am concerned at the direction the party is going — protectionism in particular, kind of an anti-immigrant fervor,” Flake said on “Meet the Press” yesterday);
- Republicans overwhelmingly voted for a Russia sanctions package, forcing President Trump to sign it over his own objections