Trump didn’t say “No” when asked if he worked for Russia

He’s attacked the New York Times.  He’s attacked Comey and McCabe.  He has not denied he worked for Russia.  How hard is it to say “No” if that is the truth?

It just makes it more obvious that he is working for Putin’s interests instead of ours.  We just don’t know why yet.

Both can’t be true

Trump says:

  • most of the employees affected by the shutdown are Democrats
  • many of the employees affected by the shutdown support the wall and shutdown

Most Democrats oppose the wall.  Both statements can’t be true.  I think they’re both lies with no documentation to support them.

 

Trump is losing in the polls

The majority is still opposed to the wall and blame Trump for the shutdown.

As I saw someone say on Twitter, prior presidents knew when to give up because they did not have support:  Clinton abandoned health care and Bush gave up on privatization of Social Security.

This phony has no idea how to make a deal.  He is surrounded by the cocoon of right wing media and doesn’t know what the public really thinks.

It should be noted that this poll shows support for the wall is up but it’s still a minority position.

Of course, Trump lies about polls like he lies about everything else:

No easy way out of the shutdown

Trump has no easy way out.  He says he wants to compromise but offers nothing.  There is no reason for the Democrats to give in on a wall that the majority of the public does not support.  Only the Trump cult wants it based on the phony border crisis.  The article from Politico linked to below is alarming – he may not even end the shutdown if he issues a declaration of emergency to get the wall built.

He only cares what his base and Fox News think.  He has no interest in being president of the entire country.  He’s not a deal maker.  Sometimes, he changes his mind after he appears to agree to something.  He sees everything as winning and losing – that’s not making a deal.

White House warns shutdown could carry on after emergency declaration

FBI opened an inquiry into whether Trump was working on behalf of Russia

It’s incredible that they even felt they had to investigate this!  I don’t think there has been anything like this in our history.

Of course, this does not mean they found anything.  Since this was before Mueller was appointed, I assume he took over.