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Response to Azathoth (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 12:03 AM

5. If Trump focused on infrastructure rather than white nationalism

He potentionally may have won a second term. If you recall Trump ran on infrastructure in 2016.


Chuck Schumer reportedly confronted Bannon over his plan to drive a wedge through the Democratic Party. Instead, it’s the G.O.P. that’s in disarray.


Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer was among the Democrats worried that the administration would actually follow through with its pledge to make Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan its first big initiative, potentially driving a wedge through the party base between the “resistance” and blue-collar, union voters. “I know what you’re doing, and I’m not going to let it happen,” he warned Bannon, according to Green’s book.

Of course, as it turns out, Schumer didn’t need to worry. For one, Trump decided instead to expend his initial political capital on a deeply divisive effort to ban immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., sparking a major protest movement that effectively guaranteed he would not have meaningful Democratic support for the remainder of his presidency. For another, Trump severely miscalculated how difficult it would be to govern, leading him to make a number of political missteps. “I deal with people that are very extraordinarily talented people,” Trump told Green, per Axios. “I deal with Steve Wynn. I deal with Carl Icahn. I deal with killers that blow these [politicians] away. It’s not even the same category. This”—politics—“is a category that’s like 19 levels lower. You understand what I’m saying? Brilliant killers.”


The GOP will obstruct anything that helps the people & use bad faith attacks against the Democrats but an infrastructure bill may help with blue collar voters.

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