Tag Archives: Trump’s broken promises

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Trump on Taking Responsibility for Healthcare

“Obama’s complaints about Republicans stopping his agenda are BS since he had full control for two years. He can never take responsibility.”

— Donald Trump, on Twitter, Sept. 26, 2012.

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Trump’s Flip-Flop on Healthcare

“I alone can fix it.”

— Donald Trump, speaking at the Republican national convention in July 2016.

“I’m not going to own it.”

— President Trump, quoted by the AP, after the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare collapsed.

Enumerati

Majority Wants to Keep Medicare

54%

A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 54% of Republicans oppose cutting Medicaid. A Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll shows that 42% of Trump voters — and 51% of people who approve of Trump — say Medicaid “is somewhat or very important to them and their families.” Just 24% of Trump voters and 20% of people who approve of Trump want to decrease spending on Medicaid, while majorities of both want to keep it the same and many more want to increase it.

Poetic Justice

A Hundred Days of Trump

We’ve survived three months of Trump as president,
A quarter of a year indeed without precedent.
Now Trump says he thought it would be easier
To be the Free World’s most powerful leader,
While we never thought it would be so hard just to be a U.S. resident.

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Limbaugh Says Trump Caving on Wall

“I’m not happy to have to pass this on. I’m very, very troubled to have to pass this on. And I want to say at the outset that I hope my interpretation is wrong, and I hope this is not the case. But it looks like, from here, right here, right now, it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly $1 billion in the budget for his wall on the border with Mexico.”

— Rush Limbaugh, on his radio show.

Poetic Justice

A Taxation Bifurcation

As millions of Americans scrambled to get their taxes done,
Donald Trump still refuses to show his taxes to anyone.
As Trump and the GOP consider tax reform,
Americans’ response is at best lukewarm.
They suspect any reforms will mainly benefit the Orange One.

Enumerati

Majority: Trump Doesn’t Keep His Promises

45%

A new Gallup poll finds just 45% of Americans say President Trump keeps his promises, down from 62% in February. The public is also less likely to see him as a “strong and decisive leader,” as someone who “can bring about the changes this country needs” or as “honest and trustworthy.”

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Trump’s Broken Promises Making It Harder for GOP to Win in Midterms

“It’s hard to win if you don’t govern. If you make these promises, it’s going to be hard for us to win in the midterms.”

— RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, quoted by the Washington Examiner.

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Majority Thinks Trump Is Keeping His Promises

58%

A new Morning Consult/Politico poll finds that 56% of Americans think President Trump is keeping the promises he made on the campaign trail. About a quarter — 27 % — of Americans said he is not.

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Wait for the Three Ds when Trump Can’t Deliver

The new U.S. president will be operating on a very weak political foundation, is very unlikely to be able to deliver the results he has promised to key constituencies, and seems likely to take dangerous gambles in the international arena. This makes it probable that a cycle of growing disillusion, disappointment and disapproval will set in within a year.

Larry Summers