The angry orange toddler has summoned Republican senators to the White House for a meeting to start shortly, per The Post. Just as he did during yesterday’s House meeting, Trump will bang his sippy-cup on the high chair tray, reach into his diaper and angrily fling poop at GOP lawmakers, and this time, he’ll demand a senate rules change to pass the House spending bill that contains $5B in WALL money.
Will the Senatortoise from Kentucky nuke the filibuster, as Trump urged on Twitter this morning as he was performing for Fox & Friends? The conventional wisdom is, McConnell doesn’t have the votes. I hope that’s true, but who knows with these debased clowns? Nothing would surprise me.
The Democrats sound resolute. Here’s Schumer’s comment last night:
“The bottom line is simple: the Trump temper tantrum will shut down the government, but it will not get him his wall.”
But as always, the Democrats have the disadvantage of actually giving a shit what happens to the country, so the pressure will be on them to blink first. Negotiating with Republicans is ever a game of chicken on a narrow bridge vs a car without brakes, and with Trump in the mix, add a meth-addled psychopath in the driver’s seat.
Dan Pfeiffer on Twitter is speculating about compromises:
Things Democrats could consider accepting in exchange for wall funding:
A. The 2013 Immigration Bill
B. Trump’s Resignation
C. Medicare for All
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2018
Options B and C aren’t realistic, of course. Trump already blew up an offer of a lot more WALL money paired with a fix for young Americans in DACA status. So I’m leaning toward option D at this point. How about you?