The Republican leadership will eventually decide that Trump is too toxic to their ambitions. But before jettisoning the Trumpster, they will want to be certain that Pence is both malleable and able to rein in his somewhat extremist views to avoid a repeat performance of this White House circus.
Donald Trump has said time and time again that anyone who attacks him will be hit back ten times harder. We're seeing that currently with the war of words against North Korea. And yet, when it comes to Vladimir Putin and Russia, Trump seems to go out-of-his-way to kiss some ass. Trump showed incredibly weak leadership this week when he thanked Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats, leaving American's to wonder, again; what do the Russians have on Donald Trump?
The current theory is that Jared Kushner was the one who leaked information on Donald Trump Jr. setting up a meeting with Russian officials to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Kushner seems like the only one who was prepared to deal with these events becoming public, and it seems fair to wonder if he's throwing Paul Manafort and Trump Jr. under the bus to save his own skin.
This is a shitty look for Trump, who continues to spew nonsense about 'moving on' from the Russian hacking of our election, and continually tries to act like a small child with crumbs on his chin denying he ate the last cookie.
Despite controlling both houses of Congress and the White House, the GOP has been unable to pass a single major piece of legislation -- including, most notably, a Repeal-and-Replace for ObamaCare. Six months in, the Republican Party has proven they are not up to the task of governing. The Republican Party is proving they are not up to the task of doing their jobs. Eventually, it will be time to find someone else who can.
Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona has taken his party to task in his recent book, saying the GOP's rationalization of Donald Trump is hurting the American people. Most notably, Flake acknowledges the rise of Trump was a direct result of the way the GOP treated Barack Obama... and he's asking his own party to get back to the basics of conservative politics.
Just once, I'd like to see Donald trump make a decision that wasn't seemingly based in hate. His decision to ban transgender troops only serves to make our military weaker, and his decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord only serves to make America weaker on the international stage (not to mention, hurts our planet). At a certain point (and that point may be long past), Trump's supporters need to ask themselves; what kind of people are we?
The son of the President, who acted as a surrogate on his campaign, was well aware a foreign country was trying to influence our election. He not only did nothing to stop it, he embraced it. Here’s why that sort of thing is highly illegal and should immediately be punished.