GOP telling Trump he is an idiot

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GOP lawmakers discuss vote to block Trump’s new tariffs on Mexico, in what would be a dramatic act of defiance
Republican lawmakers aren’t eager to be drawn into a conflict with the president. But some feel they might have to take action following a growing consensus within the GOP that these new tariffs would amount to tax increases on American businesses and consumers — something that would represent a profound breach of party orthodoxy.


I thought the Mexicans were supposed to pay for them?
 
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Congress passed such a resolution in March after Trump reallocated the border wall funds, but he vetoed it. Now, as frustration on Capitol Hill grows over Trump’s latest tariff threat, a second vote could potentially command a veto-proof majority to nullify the national emergency, which in turn could undercut both the border-wall effort and the new tariffs.


I bet that would piss him off. Imagine the tweets. God only knows what he would do next.
 
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The lawmakers urged Trump to abandon the planned tariffs. Otherwise, they said, the pending trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will probably fail. “I think this calls into question our ability to pass the USMCA, much less get it passed by Canada and by Mexico,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) told reporters Monday.


So much for his wonderful trade agreement.
 

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Congress passed such a resolution in March after Trump reallocated the border wall funds, but he vetoed it. Now, as frustration on Capitol Hill grows over Trump’s latest tariff threat, a second vote could potentially command a veto-proof majority to nullify the national emergency, which in turn could undercut both the border-wall effort and the new tariffs.


I bet that would piss him off. Imagine the tweets. God only knows what he would do next.
Oh for sure it would piss him off!

The vote, which would be the GOP’s most dramatic act of defiance since Trump took office, could also have the effect of blocking billions of dollars in border wall funding that the president had announced in February when he declared a national emergency at the southern border, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are private.


Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on Mexico — with which the United States has a free-trade agreement — rely on the president’s declaration of a national emergency at the border. But the law gives Congress the right to override the national emergency determination by passing a resolution of disapproval.

Congress passed such a resolution in March after Trump reallocated the border wall funds, but he vetoed it. Now, as frustration on Capitol Hill grows over Trump’s latest tariff threat, a second vote could potentially command a veto-proof majority to nullify the national emergency, which in turn could undercut both the border-wall effort and the new tariffs.

Republican lawmakers aren’t eager to be drawn into a conflict with the president. But some feel they might have to take action following a growing consensus within the GOP that these new tariffs would amount to tax increases on American businesses and consumers — something that would represent a profound breach of party orthodoxy. Trump has said he would put in place 5 percent tariffs on all Mexican goods as of June 10, rising by another 5 percent a month until October, unless Mexico stops all illegal migration into the United States.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/busi...5df61c78dc4_story.html?utm_term=.0a8dda4a8ad9

Looks like this is something finally the GOP grew a spine on??
 
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GOP lawmakers are growing anxious. “We have a lot of members who are very concerned, I think, about where this is headed,” said Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.). Thune added that if the tariff standoff continues, “Congress is going to want to probably be heard from” in terms of trying to limit Trump’s tariff authority.

Good idea
 

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Republican senators were to meet behind closed doors Tuesday for a weekly lunch, where the subject was expected to be at the top of the agenda. A White House deputy counsel was expected to attend to discuss the matter. “If [White House officials] continue down this path and they escalated the tariff, I suspect Congress is going to want to probably be heard from, for sure,” Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R., S.D.) said on Monday night. He said that Republicans were studying the legal authority on which the administration would rely to impose the tariffs.

In comments at a press conference in London alongside U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Mr. Trump brushed off Republican senators’ concerns, calling any move to block him a mistake. “I don’t think they will do that—if they do, it’s foolish,” Mr. Trump said, when asked what he thought of potential Republican efforts to block his Mexico tariffs. On the state of the talks with Mexico, he said: “We are going to see if we can do something, but I think it’s more likely that the tariffs go on.”

Congress could also amend the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to make clear that it can’t be used to impose tariffs. The law is typically used to freeze assets and has never been used in the way that the president contemplates, creating potential legal problems for the administration.

“This is certainly breaking new ground, and that creates both a legal problem potentially if there are court challenges, and it’s also clear from the way Republicans are responding that some of them just don’t like this idea,” said Chris Edelson, an American University government professor who wrote a book on emergency presidential power.

Senate Republicans Weigh Moves to Block Trump on Mexico Tariffs
 
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Most Trump supporters are fully aware there are NeverTrumpers, and some are Republicans.

So, it doesn't surprise me, but Trump is smarter than they are and will reach a deal.

Btw, some Republicans don't want the wall and some of them want open borders. They are stupid, but nobody ever said all Republicans were smart.
 

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Most Trump supporters are fully aware there are NeverTrumpers, and some are Republicans.

So, it doesn't surprise me, but Trump is smarter than they are and will reach a deal.

Btw, some Republicans don't want the wall and some of them want open borders. They are stupid, but nobody ever said all Republicans were smart.
This literally makes no sense. The Senate has backed him 99.9% of the time.
 
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Oh for sure it would piss him off!

The vote, which would be the GOP’s most dramatic act of defiance since Trump took office, could also have the effect of blocking billions of dollars in border wall funding that the president had announced in February when he declared a national emergency at the southern border, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are private.


Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on Mexico — with which the United States has a free-trade agreement — rely on the president’s declaration of a national emergency at the border. But the law gives Congress the right to override the national emergency determination by passing a resolution of disapproval.

Congress passed such a resolution in March after Trump reallocated the border wall funds, but he vetoed it. Now, as frustration on Capitol Hill grows over Trump’s latest tariff threat, a second vote could potentially command a veto-proof majority to nullify the national emergency, which in turn could undercut both the border-wall effort and the new tariffs.

Republican lawmakers aren’t eager to be drawn into a conflict with the president. But some feel they might have to take action following a growing consensus within the GOP that these new tariffs would amount to tax increases on American businesses and consumers — something that would represent a profound breach of party orthodoxy. Trump has said he would put in place 5 percent tariffs on all Mexican goods as of June 10, rising by another 5 percent a month until October, unless Mexico stops all illegal migration into the United States.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/busi...5df61c78dc4_story.html?utm_term=.0a8dda4a8ad9

Looks like this is something finally the GOP grew a spine on??
We can hope. Although when he is told what will probably happen he will come up with an excuse for why he's changed his mind and isn't going to impose the tariffs.
 
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Most Trump supporters are fully aware there are NeverTrumpers, and some are Republicans.

So, it doesn't surprise me, but Trump is smarter than they are and will reach a deal.

Btw, some Republicans don't want the wall and some of them want open borders. They are stupid, but nobody ever said all Republicans were smart.

There isn't a single congressperson from either party that wants open borders. That's what the ignorant trump supporters believe because that's what he tells them.
 
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This literally makes no sense. The Senate has backed him 99.9% of the time.
Anyone who opens their eyes wide enough can see that Trump doesn't really get a lot of support from Republicans. A few are vocal, but many of them are silent. They vote with him most of the time, but it's 99.9%.

Why does the Republican Party hate Trump if Republicans are ...
https://www.quora.com/Why-does-the-Republican-Party-hate-Trump-if-Republicans-are-voting-for-him
Some Republican Party leaders don't like Trump because they feel that: 1. He disagrees with them on many issues and wants to fundamentally change the party so that it adopts a nationalist agenda instead of sticking to its roots of free enterprise ...
 

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