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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:15 PM

Trump rages as fresh signs of his weakness emerge

There is probably no better way to demonstrate oneís manly strength and control than firing off a tweet in capital letters. So it is that, when a dozen GOP senators defied President Trumpís orders and voted to terminate his declaration of a national emergency, his powerful Twitter thumbs sprang into action: ďVETO!Ē

The thrilling message to his supporters: Trumpís got this. Heís totally in command of the situation.

But we are now learning new details about just how personally involved Trump was in trying to prevent defections among GOP senators. It turns out Trump aggressively sought to make this vote all about himself ó frequently warning that he would unleash the cult-like wrath of his voters if the Senate didnít do his bidding ó and raged as that effort failed.

What makes this so odd is that even though the Senate and House have now voted to terminate Trumpís national emergency, he actually can veto the measure, and his emergency will proceed. So why the histrionics? One possible answer is that, for Trump, even this interim loss represented an unacceptable display of weakness ó with ominous portents for the future.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/15/trump-rages-fresh-signs-his-weakness-emerge/

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:41 PM

1. R senators actually officially opposed Trump.

Should have been all of them, but itís still a big deal.

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:41 PM

2. Yes, is should have been all of them..........

but they are not done with him. They still want more judges, more tax cuts, more cuts to the social programs that give away what little tax money the 1% pay.
The Repugs can't read the political cards any better than the rest of us. Should they stick with IQ45 and hopefully keep their office, or should they do what anyone with a conscience would do and start caring about what makes the United States what it is and vote accordingly?
Hopefully the electorate is farther along in this decision than his followers in Congress are.

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