President Trump perpetuates to grasp things about his job and the rest of us perpetuate to grasp things about Donald Trump. Encountering with one natural calamity brewing in Texas and another threatening in Florida, trump used a storm relief bill to rescue Congress from monetary disaster.
Besides, he did it by evading his own party representatives in the House and senate and negotiating instead with the leaders of opposition. So the President ended up the week basking in the limelight covering a broad swath of media, a characteristic he noted with contentment in a follow up discussion with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Undoubtedly, the President would like to be celebrated on cable program which he watches quite obsessively including CNN and MSNBC. Notwithstanding his request, “any negative polls are fake news,” he could not have relished watching his approval rating slide into the 30s in the prevalence of national polls. He knows like anybody else that in politics, as in entertainment, percipience of popularity is as vital as popularity itself.
The fact that is unknown yet is how these latest acts will play with Trump’s most faithful fans, the people who voted for him last November and who could not cease revealing pollsters about their approval of him. It will be a test for the loyalty to watch their leader making nice with likes of Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.? Will they be surprised to catch Trump mention to “Chuck and Nancy” as if they were his old friends?