Pelosi For Speaker: Trump Playing Shrewd Politics

President Trump is waging a shrewd and cunning game in touting Democrat Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. His support has some significant possible spin-offs.

First, given the already fractured and fragmented situation within the Democratic Party, support from arch-enemy Trump can only exacerbate the fault lines running through the Dems.

Second, if Pelosi clinched the post of Speaker by means of Republican support, it would not only increase the tensions within Dem ranks but oblige Pelosi to be more compliant in supporting Republican proposals.

Third, by promoting support for Pelosi, Trump is signalling a bipartisan approach to the political road ahead which is not only good for the country but which defangs his critics’ claim that he is the major cause of division in America.

Sent into The Washington Times and published, 20 November 2018.

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