While admitting that he likes the call for resistance as an election battle cry, US President Donald Trump went on to say resistance is not a good thing after an election has been completed.
Speaking in an interview of Fox and Friends this past week, President Trump was asked what the biggest obstacle to his Presidency has been to date. In reference to the complete resistance being levied by House and Senate Democrats on issues like the new health care bill, he stated, “I think it’s a terrible theme for the people of this country – resist, obstruction. That’s not what they want.”
In hopes of trying to establish some form of bipartisan cooperation related to healthcare over the next 43 months, Trump stated, “It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it, and come up with something that everybody’s happy with. It’s so easy, but we won’t get one Democrat vote – not one.”
As the Democrat party’s leader for 8 years and someone who still has a great deal of influence, former President Barack Obama was out front criticizing the “new” healthcare bill long before any details about the bill had been released. This is a level of organized resistance that seems more mean-spirited that it does constructive.
Across the world, there is a growing concern that the US and its government are going to remain in some type of stalemate. Anything that needs to get done has to be rammed through a GOP controlled Congress, which only serves to upset people sitting on the other side of the isle.
Trump was particularly critical of people like Senator Elizabeth Warren, who decries “resist” as a normal course of action. When asked about Warren’s opposition to the current healthcare bill, Trump said, “She’s a hopeless case. I call her ‘Pocahontas, and that’s an insult to Pocahontas.”