Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is no fool. He’s up for reelection in 2020, and he wants to win. Mitch wants to keep his seat in the Senate even though Mr. McConnell has overstayed his welcome in that governing body, according to the Democrats. McConnell is one of those old school politicians who knows how the system in Washington works. But Mitch knows the Washington system isn’t what it used to be now that Donald Trump is president. Trump’s not a typical president and he’s not a typical political negotiator.
Mr. Trump negotiates with threats and bullying tactics. Trump is not a statesman, according to the Democrats. He’s a dictator that will do anything to get what he wants. The government shut down is a good example of Trump’s negotiating skills. He is an emotional hot head that uses schoolboy bullying tactics to intimidate and conquer his opponents, according to several news articles. But Trump’s up against another seasoned group of negotiators who want to cut him down to size. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer know how to keep Trump upset and angry while he tries to solve a government mess of his own making.
Donald Trump’s latest attempt to make the Democrats do what he wants was a waste of time. Before Trump could act pompous on TV over the weekend, the Democrats had an answer for his feeble attempt to get his $5.7 billion border wall built. Before Trump had a chance to tell the public his ill-fated scheme, the Democrats shot his Dreamer plan down. It wasn’t a plan. It was Trump offering a crumb to solve the situation. The Democrats want the 700,000 Dreamers to live in the United States without the fear of being deported, and Trump’s plan didn’t guarantee that.
Now that Trump has no place to go, Mitch McConnell will finally rear his Kentucky head and try to solve this out-of-control situation. McConnell will wrap Trump’s border wall plan into another Republican-inspired package. His package will include billions in disaster relief and it will call for the immediate opening of the government. But Trump’s $5 billion border wall is still part of McConnell’s plan.
Vice President Mike Pence said Trump’s plan may change on the Senate floor, and McConnell is the man who will do that. But if the border wall is in that plan, the Democrats will reject it, according to Speaker Pelosi. She wants the Republicans to open the government and then the Democrats will negotiate with McConnell and the Republicans.