See if you can spot the problem I have with this.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump has succeeded as a conversation starter but has failed to keep his most important campaign promises.
“His chief promises were that he would build the wall, de-fund Planned Parenthood, and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” Carlson told Urs Gehriger of the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche.
All too many of us are griping about these things, and sure, they’re disappointing. BUT…notice anything about all three of ’em?
Yep, you got it: they’re all things the Congress is in charge of, not the President. Okay, so maybe Trump could have pushed harder for them than he did, I’ll grant you that. But with both Uniparty wings in league against him, if you think it more than barely likely Trump could have gotten them past a hostile Congress comprised overwhelmingly of fully-paid-up Team Deep Staters, you’re dreaming. As for Carlson’s apparent attitude adjustment, Bill has a theory:
Trump campaigned against The Swamp, which leads me to think he was and is quite aware that his own agencies don’t support him. And he certainly knows that Congress does not support him. In fact, I imagine he is more than aware that both bodies of Congress have, are, and will continue to actively work against him.
I’m also certain he knew that going in. He may eventually triumph, or he may lose it all. But whichever way it turns out, it certainly won’t be because he is incapable.
Personally, I think Carlson has been totally spooked by the attacks on his family, and is starting to look around for an exit from the Trump Train. Maybe to a cruise ship somewhere. Certainly somewhere he feels a bit safer.
Could be. Sad if true, but…could be.