With the ink not even dry on Trump’s recent election, America is ready for Donald Trump to get in and fulfill his promises to the nation.
But the fact is, inauguration day still isn’t for two months. And even though President Obama should be a lame-duck president, he doesn’t seem to be acting like it. Alternet reports Obama’s meddling of inviting Donald Trump into office and discussing the significance of Obamacare to the nation:
[A]fter his meeting with President Obama Thursday, Trump said he would consider alternatives to an all-out repeal. “I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Trump told the Wall St. Journal.
While Trump is President-Elect, the President of the USA still has power. We don’t know what happened behind those walls, but Donald Trump went in with a position of Obamacare will be repealed. He came out saying he will review Obama’s suggestions.
Another promise of Trump’s was to drain the swamp. And it’s a good idea to get some fresh blood in DC. But now that President-Elect Trump will govern inside the beltway, he’s already leaning towards establishment-type figures, according to Alternet.
Thursday, Newt Gingrich—who’s reportedly being considered for Trump’s Secretary of State—admitted the president-elect’s promise to get Mexico to pay for it may have been a “campaign device.”
If Trump is considering folks like Newt Gingrich for Secretary of State, it doesn’t give the greatest credibility to draining the swamp since Gingrich has been in the swamp for 20 years or more.
So the question is as President-elect, do you need some handholding because DC is hard to navigate or do you double down and make things work because you’re in charge?
Gingrich is trying to paint Trump’s statement about making Mexico pay for their own wall as bluster. But that sound just like politics-as-usual.
Speaking of the wall, Trump also said he’d deport immigrants who broke the law to come here. Some Republicans are trying to soften his stance.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Wednesday said Trump is no longer calling for “mass deportation,” and is instead calling for the deportation of criminals.
Maybe RNC Chairman Priebus and Trump are on the same page about their stance on immigrants. But even Priebus is quoting Trump is calling for the deportation of criminals.
Would breaking the law to come here make you a criminal? Does the term illegal alien indicate something against the law? The answers are obviously yes, so we will see how President Trump takes action on his promises when he gets in.
Do you think Donald Trump is going soft already, or will he fulfill his campaign promises? Let us know in the comments below.