Trump's Potential Triangulation

Trump's Potential Triangulation
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Yesterday I argued that President Trump's pivot is real, and it's spectacular. After Trump's head-scratching deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi which turned the conventional wisdom in Washington upside down, it's hard to argue otherwise. But let's be clear about what this pivot is, and what it isn't. This pivot doesn't mean Trump will start working with Democrats to get GOP priorities done. That's absurd. What it means, if applied broadly, is that Trump will dump anything Congressional Republicans favor which represent heavy lift items and instead make his agenda the five to ten most popular things in both parties, with the understanding that the weak-spined GOP will buckle before you, while daring Democrat elites to own the defeat of popular bipartisan ideas in service to their “hashtag resistance” base.

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