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Finally, a Black woman from Utah, of all places, has defined what might be the essential Trump.
He has “no real relationships, just convenient transactions,” said Rep. Mia Love, during her concession speech after losing her congressional seat to her Democratic opponent. Love was incensed by Trump’s reaction to her defeat.
“Mia Love gave me no love, and she lost,” Trump said. “Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.”
After basically dumping Love, Trump hurried off to Mississippi to help a candidate, a white woman, who has shown her true colors on racism and white supremacy, and she has won.
Love’s assessment that Trump has no real relationships, “just convenient transactions,” was clearly evident this week as he continues to absolve the Saudis for any possible role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi; his refusal to condemn Russian aggression against Ukraine; the relentless denial of climate change and global warming; and his inflexible regard to the plight of thousands seeking asylum at the Mexican border.
Trump’s convenient transactions are at play in the layoffs at General Motors, which is a striking blow to his promise to help autoworkers. In fact, he has hurt them more than help them with his imposed tariffs that have increased the price of steel and aluminum, a hiked commodity cost the company hopes to recoup through plant closings and layoffs. Moreover, Trump has threatened to cut all GM subsidies.
And as for the fissures now occurring in the economy, Trump says the fault for that is with the Federal Reserve chairman. The interest rate increases are placed squarely on the Fed, and you can bet if the government shuts down, he will blame the Democrats for that.
But, as Sen. Schumer makes clear, any government shutdown can be traced to Trump and his $5 billion demand to build the wall at the Mexican border, an amount that has been consistently refused by Democrats.
The huge monetary demand from next year’s budget is another example of Trump’s convenient transactions and a move on his part to increase the $1.6 billion the Dems have already pledged.
Any concession to Trump’s request—and the GOP needs at least nine Dems to get the 60 votes needed to meet the demand—should come only with a provision that would protect the Mueller probe, which is at risk with the new attorney general having presented his position.
As you can see, we have another week loaded with issues, each one of them calamitous in the hands of a clueless leader who has made some outrageous demands. We have only one demand: Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go!