For Conservatives, Trumpâ€™s Deal With Democrats Is Nightmare Come True
by Jeremy W. Peters and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times
SEPT. 6, 2017
WASHINGTON â€” It is the scenario that President Trumpâ€™s most conservative followers considered their worst nightmare, and on Wednesday it seemed to come true: The dealmaking political novice, whose ideology and loyalty were always fungible, cut a deal with Democrats. Mr. Trumpâ€™s agreement with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi to increase the debt limit and finance the government for three months did not yet represent the breaking point between the president and his core, hard-right base of support, but it certainly put him closer than he has ever been to tipping his fragile political coalition into open revolt.
Stunned and irate, conservative leaders denounced news that Mr. Trump had agreed to rely on Democratic votes to win congressional approval for a temporary extension of the debt ceiling and funding of the government until mid-December.
â€śMeet the Swamp,â€ť read the headline on the Breitbart News site. Beneath it was a picture of Mr. Trump meeting at the White House with Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Schumer and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. Mr. Trumpâ€™s move further destabilized a volatile situation for his party, which many Republicans now believe is headed toward a reckoning it can no longer avoid. The party has, for years, been a group of political tribes gathered under one banner. And while Mr. Trumpâ€™s victory and unified Republican control of Washington camouflaged longstanding differences within their ranks, it did not reconcile them.
â€śI know for certain,â€ť said Jenny Beth Martin, a founder of Tea Party Patriots, that grass-roots conservatives â€śdid not work so hard last year to elect majorities in the House and the Senate and get Trump elected in the White House to enact liberal policy priorities.â€ť
Trump is showing that like any good president.. he does what is best for the country.. and doesn't play party politics. The losers in congress do nothing but play party politics.