After a brutal week for the President, his son has issued a statement to Congressional Republicans that will seriously get their attention.
This past week has been pretty disappointing for President Trump in making progress on the campaign promises he had hoped to fulfill early in his presidency. One of which was a promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Legislation was brought before the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare ‐ however, the bill failed due to a unified Democratic coalition in opposition in addition to three Republican senators: Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and John McCain.
Not only President Trump, but even congressional Republicans, had campaigned on the promise of getting rid of Obamacare. McCain, Collins, and Murkowski all ruined the Republican’s chances from repealing the healthcare law even though they had previously voiced opposition to Obamacare. Since the Senate voted down the legislation, the President has come out against congressional Republicans on Twitter by hammering them for their inaction on an Obamacare repeal.
What’s Happening Now:
In the aftermath of the Senate vote, President Trump’s son Eric Trump appeared on Hannity to discuss the way his father was being treated and how he hoped people would fight for him.
From Talking Points Memo:
‘“My father said it, you know, he said it a couple of weeks ago in a tweet. He said, you know, ‘Am I going to have to carry this whole weight on my shoulders? When are some of the people in my own party going to start protecting me?’” Eric Trump said. “Now listen, I’m an outsider, I am looking in on the White House. … But I want somebody to start fighting for him.”
He said his father is “the best fighter in the world” and no one can do a better job of fighting for Trump than Trump can.
“But how much weight does he have to carry by himself? How can a party that is doing so much better than the Democrats. … Why wouldn’t they embrace this? My father has the voice of this country. The people of this country love him. Why wouldn’t they get in line?” he said, referencing defections by three Republican senators who voted against the Obamacare repeal vote early Friday morning, effectively sinking the Senate’s efforts to repeal the health care law, for now.’
He then went on to outline the issues Democrats have with focusing too much on trying to stop President Trump from making any real accomplishments as president. Eric Trump remarked that the Democrats would rather see his father fail than see the country succeed.
The calls for impeachment of President Trump and resistance movements are not the winning equation for Democrats to win in 2018 and 2020. They need to have a message that the American people would agree and connect with. They need to address jobs and the economy, healthcare, immigration, and trade. But unfortunately, the Democrats now are being too obsessed with resisting President Trump and talking about Russia all the time, a topic few Americans care about.
H/T: Talking Points