Just six months into his failing presidency, it’s becoming clear that Trump’s historically low approval rating isn’t going to get any better, and he’s barely getting anything done in between his golf trips, cable news shows, and Twitter obsession – but there’s another reason Trump hasn’t been able to push through his disgusting agenda.
An anonymous Republican senator told the New York Times that Trump has no credibility and absolutely no one in Congress respects him. And as we recently saw with the recent failure of Trumpcare, no lawmaker is afraid of opposing him, either. Basically, Trump doesn’t have the respect of any members of his party, regardless of how much he tries to bully, threaten, and intimidate them. The Times reported:
A Republican senator, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wanted to preserve his relationship with Mr. Trump, put it… bluntly. The president, he said, scares no one in the Senate, not even the pages.”
And it’s not just this one anonymous Senator who has revealed this. Something similar was said by Rob Jesmer, the former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, who wasn’t afraid to highlight Trump’s multiple failures:
Right now, nobody’s afraid of Trump, and that’s a real problem. “Where is he on local talk radio? Where is the trip to Kansas to say, ‘Hey, [GOP Sen. Jerry Moran], we’re really close on this and could use your help’? It’s what he does well, getting out there and making the case. I don’t get why he hasn’t been more engaged.”
This report comes after Trump held an emergency lunch meeting with Senate Republicans yesterday, in which he tried to force progress on the health care bill. That move, like the rest of Trump’s presidency, was unsuccessful and only confirms that Trump is a big joke to the Republican Party. If the rest of Trump’s presidency continues on like this, we’re looking at the inevitable fragmentation and breakdown of the GOP thanks to their own candidate.
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