Trump’s True Motive for Working with Democrats Possibly Revealed in Twitter Rant

When Donald Trump worked with Democrats on a deal to provide hurricane relief and raise the debt ceiling, it took many people by surprise. Especially members of his own party, many of whom reports claimed were furious with a deal they felt gave Democrats exactly what they wanted.



When the news broke, I cautioned people to remember who it is we’re dealing with, pointing out that this was almost certainly Trump’s way to send a message to the Republican leadership which he feels hasn’t been “loyal” enough to him. Basically if GOP leaders in Congress won’t start doing what he tells them to do, he’ll just work with Democrats to undermine anything they’re trying to accomplish.

After all, why shouldn’t he? Trump knows his supporters will never turn on him no matter what he does, so it’s not as if he’s ever held accountable for anything. We’re just a few months into his administration and it’s already been proven (as many of us already knew) that every major campaign promise he made was utter nonsense and propaganda. He never had any way to make health care better and cheaper, force Mexico to fund his stupid wall, or any “genius” plan to quickly defeat ISIS — all  he had were empty talking points he knew conservative voters wanted to hear, no matter how ridiculous they were.

Now after seeing his Friday morning Twitter rant, I’ve never felt more certain that Trump’s deal with Democrats was definitely a ploy to try to force congressional Republicans to bend to his will:

For months Trump’s been whining about the filibuster, even though it had absolutely nothing to do with why Trumpcare failed to pass, nor has it had any real impact on anything up until this point. While Trump is most definitely an idiot, he’s aware that the filibuster makes it much more difficult for Republicans to pass any legislation that would make him look good with conservatives — which is really what all of this is about.


Despite what his supporters might think, Trump couldn’t care less about them or “making America great again.” The only thing Trump cares about is the only thing he’s cared about his entire life: himself and what’s in his own best interests.

He knows that he’ll never get his disastrous tax reform or funding for his stupid border wall passed without some major compromises that brought Democrats on board. Unfortunately for him, that’s never going to happen because most of his policy stances are the complete opposite of what Democrats support. Sure, he made a short-term spending deal on the debt ceiling, but that was a relatively small deal that, while significant, wasn’t nearly as complex as tax reform or health care.

We all know Trump wants to be able to rule like a dictator, something our Constitution prevents him from being. However, if he can bully Republicans into killing the filibuster, that would inch him that much closer to being as much of a “dictator” as a sitting U.S. “president” can be. With the filibuster gone, the only thing Trump and the GOP would need are simple majorities in both the House and the Senate to pass their legislation, removing any power Democrats have to influence legislation.

So I think the message Trump sent with this deal was that if Republicans don’t give in to his bullying and kill the filibuster, in the future, he might make even more deals with Democrats just to humiliate and spite them.

This is what happens when a political party and the voters who support it don’t hold a “president” accountable for anything he does, no matter how dishonest, corrupt, hypocritical, or disgusting.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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