The broadcast meeting between President Trump and leading Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer left many thinking Trump had once again shot himself in the foot. But that’s not the case.
Things could certainly be better for President Donald Trump. Major party loses in the midterm elections, endless trouble keeping positions filled, investigations into possibly illegal payouts and the issues with Saudi Arabis have Trump’s approval rating just above 40%.
So after making a complete spectacle of the meeting critics of Trump were overjoyed as he declared he would be “proud to shut down the government” over border wall funding.
While numerous sources started to decry what a fool trump is, the truth of the matter is this ploy of making inflammatory statements regarding immigration is exactly what has kept Trump’s supporters so close to his side.
These supporters are largely what keeps Republicans backing Trump. While he may not be taking a solid 50% or better on votes or approval, as long as he garners the majority, Trump wins.
While this may not be enough to secure the 2020 election, it’s been enough to get Trump this far.