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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:15 PM

Why Trump didn't stop a GOP revolt on his border emergency

Basically says Trump did not put much effort into talking to senators to vote for it. IMHO--he is a lazy man.





The Republican revolt on the Senate floor followed a haphazard and erratic persuasion effort from President Donald Trump. | Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

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Why Trump didnít stop a GOP revolt on his border emergency

The presidentís haphazard persuasion efforts led to an embarrassing rebuff on the Senate floor.



https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/14/trump-failed-gop-border-emergency-1222235

By BURGESS EVERETT and ELIANA JOHNSON

03/14/2019 06:26 PM EDT
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On Thursday morning, Donald Trump sent out a pointed missive ahead of the Senateís vote to block his emergency declaration: ďA vote for todayís resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!ď

Soon after, White House aides began blasting the tweet to GOP senators by text message to remind them of how the president viewed the impending vote, according to senators and aides who received the messages.

The last-minute lobbying did little to quell a Republican rebellion that eventually arrived in eye-popping numbers: a full dozen GOP senators joining Democrats in voting to overturn Trumpís unilateral move to fund his border wall.

It didnít have to be that way, Republicans say, especially if Trump had engaged more consistently with senators and made a relatively modest agreement to change the National Emergencies Act to rein in presidential power.

It was also a reminder that White House aides have long acknowledged the futility of speaking for or negotiating on the presidentís behalf, a position they are now openly conveying to lawmakers: passing along his tweets rather than attempting to twist arms or hash out a compromise themselves. ........................................

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:31 PM

1. i think he wanted to be able to veto something.

he can be all "only i can save the world" with his veto pen.

then he can claim a victory when the override is narrowly defeated.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:40 PM

2. I kind of agree - he wants to look like the maverick hero standing up to the

"deep state" or something saving the country from the dreaded job stealing, drug dealing aliens.
It is all some juvenile fantasy to him.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:44 PM

3. Or . . he's just incompetent n/t

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Response to Strelnikov_ (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:23 PM

4. *and* he's just incompetent;)

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