It’s only been 100 days and President Trump is already sick and tired of the political system and the limitations it places on his ability to do whatever in the hell he wants.
In a scary interview with Fox News, the 45th POTUS said “archaic” rules in the House and Senate are making it hard for him to get anything done.
Here are just a few of Trump’s troubling remarks.
- “We don’t have a lot of closers in politics, and I understand why: It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system.”
- “You look at the rules of the Senate, even the rules of the House — but the rules of the Senate and some of the things you have to go through — it’s really a bad thing for the country, in my opinion. They’re archaic rules. And maybe at some point we’re going to have to take those rules on, because, for the good of the nation, things are going to have to be different.”
- “You can’t go through a process like this. It’s not fair. It forces you to make bad decisions. I mean, you’re really forced into doing things that you would normally not do except for these archaic rules.”
The President then came out and said point blank that he doesn’t like the filibuster.
“I think, you know, the filibuster concept is not a good concept to start off with,” he said.
Frustrated with the attacks against his attempts at conservative “progress,” the President is essentially saying he wants to make it easier to shove his own laws down the throats of everyday Americans.
Trump has regularly shared his love of “strongman” leaders, and this time is no different. A consolidation of power would allow Trump to force his own archaic principles on the American people.
In the past, Trump claimed that Obama’s use of executive orders were the sign of a weak man who couldn’t bend Congress to his will. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, Trump is demanding a change so he can sign executive orders without any type of fight from moderates and liberals.
Less we forget, the 60-vote threshold in the Senate is one of the last power plays lawmakers actually have in Washington. Without that vote and the ability to filibuster, America could become a one party system with very few checks and balances as laws are considered.
Even if Trump had more power, Republicans in his own camp have fought against many of his views on health care, taxes, and other major platform issues.
Regardless of the outcome, Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t really want to be President of the United States, he wants to be our Dictator in Chief.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.