“WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he thinks it’s great that China’s president now holds that office for life and muses that maybe the U.S. will do the same someday.
Trump’s remarks were met with laughter and applause during a luncheon for Republican donors Saturday at his South Florida estate. CNN said it obtained a recording of the remarks.”
President Donald Trump says he thinks it’s great that China’s president now holds that office for life and muses that maybe the U.S. will do the same someday.
In order to lead the United States, you have to be able to unite people – and regardless of what he said tonight, this President clearly has no capacity or interest in doing that. In reality, President Trump has demonstrated a remarkable ability to divide people and pit Americans against one another.
He’s also shown little regard for the tens of millions of Americans who are worried about how to make ends meet. He has worked relentlessly to craft policies – like the Trump tax bill – to protect and grow the wealth of large corporations and the richest among us at the expense of everyone else. Hardworking New Jerseyans and Americans across our country will bear the burden of this president’s warped economic policies.
Tonight’s address offered plenty of rhetoric, but no tangible solutions or blueprints for any of the challenges we face as a country. It only proved something we already know – President Trump can pause his Twitter habits long enough to deliver a prepared speech to a national TV audience, but isn’t doing anything real to bring us together or improve the lives of everyday Americans.
But that’s not what we’re seeing. We’ve learned that in June the president ordered the firing of special counsel, Robert Mueller. The only reason why special counsel Robert Mueller is still in charge of the investigation is because President Trump’s own White House counsel threatened to quit if the president followed through with his order.
We need to protect the special counsel from being unilaterally fired by the president. I’ve introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Lindsey Graham that will provide checks and balances and help stop the president from doing something so clearly improper.