Cue the endless media propaganda and Lifetime Original movies, boys, the madman has finally (un)done it.
Unfortunately, the news is not all good.
In a nod to reservations held by many lawmakers, the White House plans to delay the enforcement of the president’s decision for six months, giving Congress a window to act, according to one White House official.
Since when has Congress acted on anything in six months or less. Even a bill guaranteeing every member of Congress a raise would be delayed due to infighting in regards to just how much extra dough they deserve to rake in. For context, the Republican Congress had years to construct a Obamacare replacement and ended up spilling their spaghetti instead.
I’m not the most well-known Republican pundit, but something tells me Paul Ryan and co. are not going to be very helpful in this endeavor.
Thus, the question becomes, would it be politically expedient for Trump to kowtow to A. the base that got him elected, B. Establishment RINOS who have been counter-signaling his every move since his administration began or C. 800,000 young (mostly) mestizo residents who are more likely to liken Trump to Hitler than “their President”. It would seem, for Trump, at least, that the decision is obvious.
The president’s expected announcement is likely to shore up his base, which rallied behind his broader campaign message about the importance of enforcing the country’s immigration laws and securing the border. At the same time, the president’s decision is likely to be one of the most contentious of his early administration, opposed by leaders of both parties and by the political establishment more broadly.
In light of another piece of recent news regarding The Wall, Trump’s base (which, I am told, is comprised entirely of Nazis and weeaboos) has plenty of reasons to be happy throughout September.