Trump’s almost veto of COVID Relief greatly reduces his future in the Republican Party

By Donald A. Collins | 29 December 2020
Church and State

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On 12/28/20 this website published my op ed following Trump’s signing of the COVID Relief bill so laboriously negotiated by Secretary Mnuchin and signed onto by a majority of his colleagues and Democratic House members.

At 7:48 pm on Sunday December 27th after an unnecessary several days of delay and his 3rd day of golf at his lush Mar Lago resort he apparently succumbed to what must have been the desperate importunings of his party’s leaders.

That his late action will delay crucial checks to our citizens most in need is likely.

See WP page one 12/28/20 article here.

I forecast in my earlier piece that Trump’s actions might have precipitated the loss of Republican control of the US Senate.

Another prediction to be ascertained!

I will make another prediction here which will require more time to determine.

Namely that Trump’s exit behavior has set up the Biden/Harris Administration for realizing more of its goals than if Trump has made a traditional existing turnover!

A badge—and key measure of good American behavior—is good sportsmanship. Enough said.

Americans in determanitive numbers are frustrated frightened and ready for a steady hand on the tiller of our Ship of State which the Biden Harris team is perceived to be.

The presumption of lurking Trump power for the future is wrong in my view as his egotistical madness has been starkly revealed right now!

And after his post Presidency legal troubles get underway things won’t get better, particularly if he decides to pardon himself.

His falsely accumulated $200 plus million war chest is large but the legal actions he will face after January 20 could likely be where that money will go. Will the IRS ever be able to offer him clearance?

Perhaps most importantly, it should be hard for Republican leaders who would like to be re-elected to feel much sympathy for whatever Trump faces as they confront the ruins of their GOP.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC., has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013.

From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013

By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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