President Trump’s meeting today with U.S. House and the U.S. Senate’s Democratic leaders presents an opportunity for him to begin effecting behavior modification of those lawmakers.
All other things being equal, it can be safely assumed they will behave even more badly in the new Congress than in the Republican-led one limping to a close at the moment.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
If Mr. Trump is going to prevail, for example, on funding for The Wall that he has unsuccessfully sought since his inauguration, he’s going to have to wield his veto pen —which he has to date been unwilling even to threaten to do.
In recent days, we have been reminded that George H.W. Bush vetoed 44 bills in his four years in office. Donald Trump can and must be willing to do so, too, if he wants those remaining in his presidency to be productive.
Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.
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