The Trump administration is desperate for anything that could possibly resemble a success for the embattled administration. With repealing and replacing of Obamacare failing to pass the Senate, Trump has very little to boast about, though goodness knows he’ll just make something up.
Along with making things up, he can and will place pressure on representatives to pass his agenda, even if he has to take it to the people himself and pressure them to vote their representatives out.
On Wednesday, Trump appeared in Missouri to hype up his tax reform plan and specifically called out Senator Claire McCaskill. Specifically, he told the people in the crowd that if she won’t give her approval, they HAVE to vote her out of office.
‘Your senator, Clair McCaskill, she must do this for you. If she doesn’t do it for you, you have to vote her out of office.’
He also added she had to make the commitment to the tax reform plan.
‘She’s going to make that commitment. We just can’t do this anymore with the obstruction and the obstructionists. The Dems are looking to obstruct tax cuts and tax reform.’
He also told the crowd he just couldn’t receive any more disappointment from Congress.
‘I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress, do you understand me? I think Congress is going to make a comeback. I hope so. The United States is counting on it.’
How come it sounds like he is speaking to a child who has disappointed their parent?
He may not have to worry though, as McCaskill has previously expressed her belief that she can work with the president on tax reform.
‘This is an area on which I’m optimistic President Trump and I will find common ground. I welcome President Trump to Missouri, and I’m looking forward to working with him to make bipartisan tax reform a reality.’
With that statement from McCaskill, was it really necessary for the president to go and make such veiled threats? It is yet another example of how President Trump will bully others to get any of his agenda passed, which is already desperately failing to gain traction within his own Republican party.
Additionally, on Sunday Trump tweeted a reference to McCaskill, saying if she was opposed to big tax cuts, Republicans would take the Senate.
You can watch Trump’s entire speech below.
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