The Republicans have gleefully handed over the keys to their party to President Donald Trump nearly three years ago, and he’s been slowly destroying it from the inside out. Conservatives have been fine with the compromise because it has meant they get the GOP’s tax cut and the right-wing judges they’ve always wanted to stop LGBT equality and women’s rights.
But during a panel discussion with Rev. Al Sharpton, the panelists noted the GOP is simply an embarrassment at this point.
“I think that’s the piece we’re dealing with a president with no shame and many Republicans are showing they have very little shame as well either,” said former George H.W. Bush aide Joe Watkins.
He explained that it called “public service” not “self-service.”
Sharpton found it unbelievable that Republicans get away with Trump not revealing his taxes after spending years attacking President Barack Obama and demanding a “long-form birth certificate.”
He asked Dr. Christina Greer how Trump gets away with it.
“Well, we talk about how we’re dealing with a president with no shame?” she repeated. “And unfortunately we’re seeing that many Republicans are showing that they have very little shame as well. This is so embarrassing for a party to allow themselves — just because they want to get re-elected because most Republicans are in districts that are single-party districts, in the sense that their primary is the main election.”
“It’s the Trump party now,” Sharpton retorted.
Watch the discussion below:
GOP leaders in open warfare with Trump’s White House as another government shutdown looms
According to a report in the Washington Post, GOP leaders are at an impasse with the White House on future budget concerns as President Donald Trump's chief of staff -- which is leading to fears of another government shutdown.
The report states, "GOP leaders have spent months cajoling President Trump in favor of a bipartisan budget deal that would fund the government and raise the limit on federal borrowing this fall, but their efforts have yet to produce a deal."
Trump Twitter-snarls at ‘Impeachment Day’ protesters as the product of ‘Radical Left Democrats’
President Donald Trump lashed out at Impeachment Day protesters on Twitter on Sunday morning, downplaying their efforts after seeing a report on Fox News.
Taking to Twitter the president wrote, "Yesterday was the Radical Left Democrats big Impeachment day. They worked so hard to make it something really big and special but had one problem - almost nobody showed up. “The Media admits low turnout for anti-Trump rallies ...saying enough. Democrat voters want to hear the politicians talking about issues. This is a huge distraction and will only help Donald Trump get elected. 'Greatest President since Ronald Reagan' said a counter-protester. LehighValleyLive."
Trump’s first term: hits and misses
"Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Is that true?
Here are some of the key policy hits and misses -- comparing his accomplishments to his promises -- from a tumultuous first term.
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The economy will be Trump's major selling point.
GDP grew 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019 and the last recession was a decade ago. Unemployment is at a 50-year low of 3.6 percent.
Trump's frequent claim that the economy is probably "the best" in US history is an exaggeration, though.
Economists see growing dangers, including exploding government debt and growing backlash from Trump's aggressive trade policies, especially with China.