Trump realizes it is better to be a free agent when it comes to dealing
WASHINGTON Special to News Talk Florida – President Donald Trump was elected to shake up Washington and to get things done. But long before becoming the 45th president of the United States, Trump was a trans actual businessman. The Art of the Deal, Trump’s book, is based on the premise that you make deals with the people who are willing work with you to get things done.
President Trump likes good headlines and for the first time since he was sworn into office on January 20th, he is getting praise in the “mainstream media,” for his bi-partisanship. He also knows that his base elected him, not the Republican Party, to run the country and they will support him come hell or high water.
He is not a policy guy, he is not a details guy, he is a results guy and look for Trump to work more with those people who can deliver him wins.
Let’s be clear, President Trump is the first truly Independent man in the Oval Office. He was elected by a coalition of Republicans, Independents and disenchanted Democrats. He is learning that he can do deals with anyone that will help him get what he wants.
President Trump is smart enough to know that after 200 days in office, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), had given him only one win, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch. But time and time again they failed him, including the massive loss on the issue of the repealing and replacing of The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
He found the leadership the Republican Party to be weak and ineffective.
So, despite an early morning Twitter storm by President Trump saying that there was no deal in place on DACA, News Talk Florida along with other media outlets can confirm that at the very least the deal points of a bill were worked out.
For those who don’t know, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy established by the Obama administration in June 2012. … As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals—referred to as Dreamers after the DREAM Act bill—were enrolled in the program created by DACA.
While being hard on immigration Trump has always been sympathetic to the plight of the dreamers.
Trump, spent dinner last evening at the White House with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) NY and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with the three agreeing on the major points of a bill that would protect so-called “Dreamers,” while at the same time adding money to the budget to help the securing the United States borders.
If as expected a deal on DACA can be done it would be the third bi-partisan win for President Trump in less than three weeks and would likely boost his sagging pole numbers. Just two weeks ago, Trump along with Schumer and Pelosi agreed to more funds for Hurricane Relief and also to raise the Debt Ceiling until December, a move that assured the United States government would stay open.
While President Trump is indeed correct that no deal is done at this moment, he got Schumer and Pelosi to agree to more money for border security, meanwhile, the president agreed to deport the “Dreamers.”
There can be deals to be had on both the issues of Tax Reform and perhaps even Infrastructure before the end of the year. But those deals will likely come on yet another bi-partisan path as President Trump has found willing partners in Schumer and Pelosi.
Trump has learned that it’s better to smaller bills done with bi-partisan support than massive policy changes that are both unlikely to pass and are unpopular with only Republican support.
Former President Ronald Reagan was able to work well with the Democratic Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neill to accomplish enough to get himself elected twice. So, did President Bill Clinton, who found ways to work Newt Gingrich, even after he was impeached by Congress, led by the honorable man from Georgia.
We now see President Trump who likes to win and to make deals, so if that means bi-partisanship, then so be it.