Since 1992, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has been one of the most staunch progressives in the U.S. Senate — one of the most prominent faces of a party that loathes President Donald Trump. But does this Democratic stalwart believe there’s a bit of hope that the President can succeed?
It’s a notion that would seem completely absurd to many Democrats, but it’s one that Feinstein gave voice to on Tuesday night at an event in San Francisco. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Feinstein stunned the audience by expressing some tepid optimism as it pertains to Trump.
“The question is whether he can learn and change,” Feinstein said. “If so, I believe he can be a good president.”
On Wednesday, Feinstein tried to walk back her comment. In a statement, the Senator said that she’s not holding her breath waiting for Trump to change his ways.
“While I’m under no illusion that it’s likely to happen and will continue to oppose his policies, I want President Trump to change for the good of the country,” she said.
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