Those supporters feel that Donald Trump should continue a ‘scorched earth’ policy aimed at those who he needs to get anything done in Congress….It really hasn’t been effective recently and going into the fall Trump will need even more from those he is attacking daily as they deal with legislation to keep the country running….
Steve Bannon and now Roger Stone will continue their efforts to ‘shake things up’, which plays to Trump’s penchant to swing at anything that gets in his way of not getting what he wants…
The guy seems unable to adjust to the to the fact that he is President and needs to work with his fellow adopted party leaders to get things done…
He always gave on that he liked Putin and Saddam types of guys, eh?
Republicans on Capitol Hill lament President Trump’s aggressive behavior toward them, but some people in the president’s orbit are urging him to up the ante even further.
They say that, far from making nice, Trump needs to instill fear so that lawmakers do not feel at liberty to thwart him.
“Most members of Congress are arrogant, and until a scalp is actually taken they are going to continue to be defiant,” longtime Trump friend Roger Stone told The Hill. “All he needs to do is punish one incumbent and I think you’d see a sea-change.”
Advice like Stone’s feeds the president’s instincts to hit back hard against those whom he believes have wronged him: a list that at present appears to include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as well as GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.).
Trump’s biggest defeat to date, on his attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act, came at the hands of McCain and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska.), who joined Democrats to sink a Senate bill.
Other Trump loyalists join Stone in arguing that the president should neither forgive nor forget.
“He is 100 percent correct to go after McCain, Flake, Murkowksi,” said Sam Nunberg, who worked as an aide to Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Nunberg also expressed the hope that Trump would be able to engineer the defeat of Collins in a GOP primary if she sought to become Maine’s governor.
But Nunberg drew a distinction between those senators who have been critical of Trump and the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill.
“I do think it is counterproductive for him to have a strained relationship with Leader McConnell,” Nunberg said, citing both the danger to Trump’s legislative agenda and the widespread support McConnell enjoys among his colleagues.
Steve Bannon, recently ousted as Trump’s chief strategist, does not appear to be in a compromising mood, however. He promised to keep up his own attacks on McConnell in an interview published by The Economist on Friday…..
While he checks the media everyday?
In order to protect him from the crazies?
John Kelly is further isolating the man….
And Trump’s support numbers continue to inch DOWNWARD as he continues to try leverage those supporters possible votes against Republicans across the country who are NOT happy with him and must decide what to do…..Share on Facebook