During Donald Trump’s interview with the New York Times, he called out the Democrats for phony bipartisanship.
In the interview, the president touted the strength of his campaign victories and his accomplishments in office, including passage of a tax overhaul this month. But he also expressed frustration and anger at Democrats, who he said refused to negotiate on legislation.
“Like Joe Manchin,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the Democratic senator from West Virginia. He said Mr. Manchin and other Democrats claimed to be centrists but refused to negotiate on health care or taxes.
“He talks. But he doesn’t do anything. He doesn’t do,” Mr. Trump said. “‘Hey, let’s get together, let’s do bipartisan.’ I say, ‘Good, let’s go.’ Then you don’t hear from him again.”
Donald Trump is once again showcasing a willingness to work with Democrats and them not returning the favor. Manchin is by far the most moderate Democrat and due to this fact, the Democrats are looking to primary him. It would have been a great victory for not just Trump but the country had Manchin actually worked with the President on his agenda. Sadly, like the rest of the Democrats, they are too busy whining to do anything worthwhile in terms of bipartisanship.