The legislation a president is able to get through plays a big role in how history judges them. It only makes sense that they build a solid relationship with Congress. President Trump seems to disagree. Apparently he views them the same way he did employees at his business.
It was shocking when he went after Mitch McConnell. That was nothing compared to his antics last night. During an appearance in Arizona he attacked the state’s senators, members of his own party.
What was he thinking? He can’t possibly believe that will increase the likelihood he will get their votes. There must be an explanation. Some Democrats and their allies in the media think he is mentally unbalanced. They hate him so much they can’t think rationally about him. He does seem to lack a filter between idiotic thoughts and his mouth. However, his remarks seemed to be deliberate since he attacked Senator Flack in a later tweet. I can thick of only one logical explanation. The attention he gets and cheers from adoring crowds mean more to him than the success of his agenda.
The relationship between Trump and the Republicans is somewhat like a shotgun marriage. If there is a divorce, Trump will be the big loser.