The Breakdown with Brian Baker
Stop with The 'Strategy' Defense; Trump Caved
As you may have heard, President Donald Trump, aka "The Great Negotiator" ain't all that 'great' when it comes to negotiating with Chucky Schumer and the Wicked Witch.
Yessir, we all remember the endless promises and assurances during the 2016 campaign: "There will be a wall and Mexico will pay for it," said the great orange hope.
Uh-huh. And "read my lips," and Bill didn't have sex with Monica, and if you liked your healthcare plan, tough s***.
Yep! It turns out the President's 'wall promise' is about as good as the job placement guarantee from Trump University.
Look, I get it; Trump had to cut his losses at some point. The President looked at the poll numbers and realized the only winning play after 39 days was to fold. Fine. Conservatives have been racking up almost non-stop wins for two-straight years; I can accept the occasional loss.
What I absolutely CANNOT take are the MAGA sycophants who refuse to believe the President is even capable of losing, let alone getting outmanuevered by the likes of Pelosi and Schumer. They ascribe nothing less than deity status to Trump and remain wholly convinced that his decision to end the shutdown is some crafty, "Art of The Deal" ploy that will blindside Democrats and deliver unto conservatives our long-promised wall along the southern border.
Sorry; not buying it. And that 'ace in the hole' declaration of a national emergency? It's not going to hold up in court. It's over. Thanks for playing.
So we lost this round. Big whoop. We'll have at least two, possibly three SCOTUS appointments by the time Trump leaves Washington. We gutted Obamacare. We slashed the corporate tax rate. We're rebuilding the military and renegotiating our trade deals. And let's not forget that President Trump is the ONLY POTUS who had the stones to finally move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Others talked; Trump got it done.
No, there's not going to be a "big, glorious wall along the southern border," and I can deal with that. And I'm damn sure looking forward to the upcoming State of the Union address. Trump's not one to mince words. I can't wait to see Nancy squirm in her seat.
Enjoy today's premiere edition of "The Breakdown" by the way. We're a little rusty, but we'll get back in the swing of things soon enough.
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