According to Breitbart President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare.
On Twitter Sunday, Trump says: “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!”
The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The bill was pulled from the House floor Friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president.
This is the first time I'm publicly criticizing President Trump on this blog. I don't anticipate this happening too often but I gotta say President Trump is casting his ire on the wrong people.
Conservatives such as those on the Freedom Caucus are his best allies to get his agenda through. They are a better representative of the GOP base than any other ire Republican group.
Politically, President Trump would be wiser to lockup that group first in agreeing to legislation, then work his way out to moderates, less moderates in the GOP, and then Democrats. Relying on Paul Ryan is a bad misstep by the president because Ryan is a big government GOPer. His ObamaCare-lite plan was doomed to failure to blow up in the president's face!
Whoever President Trump is listening to advising him to attack conservatives needs be marginalized immediately. And if President Trump is attacking conservatives on his own, it's time to wise up!