Last Friday on Bold TV, Selena Hill from Black Enterprise joined Carrie Sheffield for a heated discussion on President Donald Trump. The discussion revolved around Trump’s next steps — to progress his agenda should he pivot to the right or to the left? Should he compromise with the Democrats, make peace with the Freedom Caucus or stay the course?
Jeremy Binckes, the Cover Editor at Salon.com, and Glenn Hall, the U.S. Editor at The Wall Street Journal, brought their journalistic perspective to the conversation.
Glenn approached this issue by recognizing the difficulties of bipartisan agreements. He said,
“Donald Trump came in as the ‘deal-maker,’ and a lot of what happened with health care — taking that up first — set the stage for really tough, partisan battles. If he keeps going down that path, there’s probably no returning to a ‘deal with Democrats.'”
With conflicts like the latest Supreme Court nominee, there doesn’t seem to be many opportunities for compromise now. However, Glenn pointed to upcoming legislation that could be open for negotiation, such as taxes and infrastructure. A Harvard-Harris poll asked Americans their thoughts and many said they hope for more compromise from both the Democrats and the Republicans.
Jeremy had similar feelings looking forward, saying: “Let’s hear him say ‘I’m sorry’ first. Let’s hear him try and make a reasonable idea with someone who doesn’t work with him.”
Jeremy noted that Trump is quick to attack those who disagree with him, especially on Twitter. Jeremy said the President needs to recognize that Twitter rants aren’t the way to get others to agree with him.
Jeremy seems skeptical of a future of compromise in our government. Do you agree? What can Trump do to accomplish his goals? What’s best for our country? Watch the conversation below or on our Facebook page and let us know what you think in the comments!
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