Will The Real Donald Trump, Please Stand Up

No controversial tweets. No calling the news fake. No bragging to Boy Scouts about how he won the Electoral College vote. Am I missing something?

Since announcing his intention to run for president in 2015, Trump has been hogging the 24 hour news cycle. Rolling back well received Obama era policies like DACA and the Paris accord, firing his FBI director for investigating Russia’s attack on our election.

Trump has been cramming a weeks worth of controversy into days. It has been exhausting trying to keep up and he’s only been in office for less than 9 months!

This week however, something changed. Nancy Pelosi asked Trump to reassure DACA recipients  that they will be deported, then this tweet appeared:

 

WOW! The President making good use of Twitter.

Then Trump takes EVERYONE by surprise, during a meeting with party heads of  Congress and Senate…he takes the side of the Democrats to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government for three months, tying it to a Hurricane Harvey relief package. Oh my! Is Steve Bannon’s absence pushing the President in a more moderate direction? Possibly.

The GOP is certainly displeased with Trump’s change of heart.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News Sunday,  “No I don’t think this was a good deal for the American taxpayer. We didn’t do anything to address the underlying 20 trillion debt problem.”

Trump, according to Politico, even had a “jovial” call with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. And according to two sources, Trump had a call with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and mentioned “TV segments praising the deal and indicated he’d been watching”.

The job of  a free press is to hold  our leaders accountable. Trump has been turning a deaf ear to all media not named FOX or Breitbart, thereby  negating the free press. Maybe his sensitive ego is desperate enough for good publicity that he’ll break from partisan politics more often. As long as he’s in the White House, one can only hope.

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