CNN Commentator Amanda Carpenter: Democrats ‘Broke’ Trump in Fight Over the Wall
Jake Tapper spoke with his panel this afternoon about President Donald Trump appearing to back down significantly in the border wall fight, asking if he can get his base to turn out in 2020 if he doesn’t deliver on this crucial campaign promise.
Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson said he definitely can, because many Trump supporters see the promise of a wall as a general pledge for better border security.
Amanda Carpenter said they may not care about certain specifics about a wall, but “what they do care about is President Trump looking weak.”
“The Democrats just broke him before they’re even sworn in to take over the House,” she continued. “He threatened a shutdown and then he ran away from that fight. This was his last best chance to get big funding for that wall, and it’s over. People are waking up to the fact that after two years of the Trump presidency, he got tax cut, he got judges, and now you get investigations as far as the eye can see. There’s just a lot of fatigue that comes with that. Republicans take a lot of incoming supporting Trump. If they’re not getting anything out of it, they’re going to start to go away.”
You can watch above, via CNN.
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