Donald Trump abandons his followers

NY Times columnist David Leonhardt writes that Donald Trump “cares more about ‘winning’ than any coherent philosophy”, so is quickly abandoning promises he made during the campaign.

The biggest priority for today’s Congressional Republicans is shrinking the size of government so they can cut taxes for the wealthy.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, managed to win the presidency on an agenda that promised robust government programs in health care, retirement and other areas.

Something was going to have to give, and it’s long been clear that the something would be Trump’s campaign promises. Trump doesn’t actually care much about the working class and has quickly abandoned his earlier commitments.

David Leonhardt, “Opinion Today“, New York Times daily email, 12 June 2017.

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