Trump’s loss of control over Senate Republicans ‘is a sign of weakness’: MSNBC political analyst
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at CPAC 2011 (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Vice Chair of the New York State Democratic Party Christine Quinn told MSNBC on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's inability to achieve a unanimous vote for Senate Republicans in support of his national emergency showed that his grip on the party is weakening.


Quinn made the observation during a conversation about the propriety of Democrats criticizing Trump for overreaching when they had previously supported President Obama's executive orders, which also bypassed Congress.

"Absolutely, because what President Trump is doing now is unheard, using emergency declaration in this manner," Quinn said. "It's really not comparable whatever you thought about President Obama's moves to what he did."

"The president's base is going to love it, but that base is not enough to get re-elected," Quinn went on, before getting to the heart of the matter.

"For him to have lost control of his party in the Senate, to have the Senate leader, a Republican, saying 'I tried to convince the president to change his mind' is a sign of weakness on the president's part, she said, "and a sign of how far out the president is, even from the Republican who have stood with him."

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