Sure does seem like it on face value since he got elected…..
I often repeat here something the media leaves out when talking about Trump these days and his adopted party in Congress….
DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGNED AGAINST HIS PARTIES LAWMAKERS….
He has changed that one bit…..
The guy does NOT like it when things don’t go his way, and his idea of deal making seems to be ?….Hit’m over the head until they give in….
But with Midterm elections coming in a little more than a year and Trump throwing so much at his Grand Ole party people that has the Republican Senate Majority leader not speaking to him ( he attacked McConnell AGAIN last night ) and other Senator’s , who the party needs to vote FOR him….
Could Trump be ‘helping Democrat’s in next year’s elections ?…..
President Donald Trump put the Republican Party on notice on Tuesday evening — implicitly attacking two Republican senators on their home turf, threatening a government shutdown over his border wall, and demanding that senators kill the filibuster because it’s impeding his agenda.
In an often-angry speech here that stretched on for well over an hour, the president returned to many of the same targets he went after on the campaign trail. He spent more than a half-hour lambasting the media, which he accused of misrepresenting his comments after the Charlottesville violence. Yet he also turned his weaponry on fellow Republicans, going after Arizona’s two GOP senators who’ve been a thorn in his side.
“If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” he said. “We’re going to have our wall. The American people voted for immigration control. We’re going to get that wall.”
While Trump’s nationalist supporters cheered Trump’s conviction — the wall has been advocated by his former chief strategist Steve Bannon — it faces objections from the more establishment wing of the GOP. Mainstream Republicans worry about the political fallout from a shutdown heading into the 2018 midterms, especially given the dearth of other legislative accomplishments under an all-GOP government so far.
At another point, the president demanded again that the Senate ditch the legislative filibuster, complaining that the 60-vote threshold is impeding his agenda. (The Obamacare repeal legislation needed only 50 votes, though Trump noted there are other provisions that need 60 votes that he would like to enact.)
Intentional or not, the renewed call was a barb at McConnell, who has repeatedly said the Senate GOP has no appetite for scrapping the filibuster.
“For our friends in the Senate, oh boy. The Senate, we have to get rid of what’s called the filibuster rule,” Trump said. “If we don’t the Republicans will never get anything passed. Eight Democrats are controlling all of this legislation.”
Trump’s supporters, many of whom interrupted his speech with cries of “Drain the Swamp,” ate it all up. As the president lashed Flake, they yelled “flush Flake.” When he bashed McCain, they booed. When he suggested a pardon is on the way for former Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio, an immigration hardliner who was recently convicted of criminal contempt, they yelled “pardon!”….