Trump Flies Into Wednesday Morning Tantrum About Filibusters Like A Damn Fool


Donald Trump seems to believe that he is the CEO of the entire government. Earlier this month, he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got into a screaming cursing match on the telephone, because 45 thought the senator did not have his back on Congressional committee hearings. Trump wanted Congress’ investigations into the Trump-Russia connection halted. Now, he is telling McConnell how to do his job once again.

The president believed he had a simple solution to getting his way. He wanted the Senate leader to “get rid of the Filibuster Rule,” which means it would just take 50 votes plus the VP swing vote to pass a bill instead of the check-and-balance 60 votes:

‘If Republican Senate doesn’t get rid of the Filibuster Rule & go to a simple majority, which the Dems would do, they are just wasting time!’

There were several problems with Trump’s words. First, this was no suggestion. The president has been treating McConnell and the rest of Congress as if they were simply his directors, not an equal branch of the government. Of course, the senator did not take kindly to 45’s condescending attitude.

Second, if Democrats had the majority they would not erase the filibuster because they know that it would only be a matter of time until they lost the majority. Killing off the filibuster would mean giving up a huge amount of power to the opposing party.

Third, the president does not really appear to care about the contents of a bill. He simply wants a win, any win.

Fortunately, the country’s citizens are smarter than the leader of the free world. Their tweets were hilarious. Check them out below:

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