Democrats Falling Into Trump's 2020 Trap
Is there a better foil for Donald Trump than "The Squad?" The Democrats have done Trump a monumental favor by enabling these screeching harpies, giving them a platform to spout their loony views and treating their outrageous comments with kid gloves.
Trump's 2020 strategy became obvious this week, as tweet after tweet from the president targeted Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), making them the stars of his little patriotic play. In fairness to the radical ladies, they are truly asking for it. It's like they're all walking around with a sign on their back saying "Hit Me."
Big mistake, girls.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen who have criticized his policies, calling on them to apologize as he himself faced charges of racism.
“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
Too easy. Way too easy. And Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) made things worse for them:
“These are folks and women who love their country and they work very hard and they want to move us towards that more perfect union that our founding fathers talked about,” Cummings, who is African-American, said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“So when you disagree with the president, suddenly you’re a bad person. Our allegiance is not to the president. Our allegiance is to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the American people.”
Cummings is forced to defend the squad's love of America, a surefire sign that Trump is winning the argument. Of course, nobody should have to "defend" anyone's patriotism — unless the president calls them out on it.
And how about the unintentional hilarity of Cummings accusing Trump of attacking the squad because they disagree with him while the congressmen call Trump a racist because, well, the president disagrees with them?
Really now, does the squad give a flying f*** about the United States Constitution? They are certainly going about showing their fealty to our founding document in a peculiar way. They appear to be picking and choosing what parts of the Constitution to follow and which to burn.
Perhaps Cummings meant their allegiance is to some other constitution?
Democrats are now well and truly trapped by the most obscenely radical members of their party. Trump may have baited the trap, but Democrats are walking obediently to their own destruction.