Pres. Trump & Democrats Cutting Deals? Shapiro Says Not So Fast
Some top Democrats - including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer - have given their approval of President Trump's moves over the past few weeks, prompting some to suggest that Trump should reach across the aisle.
On "America's News HQ" today, Ben Shapiro said that Democrats may signal they are ready to work with Trump, but he believes they have no incentive to do so and will pull an about-face.
"The fact is, Trump's approval rating among Democrats right now is in single digits. This is the most polarized electorate we've seen in our lifetimes," Shapiro said. "So the idea that they're going to start cutting deals with Trump? What's the incentive?"
He added that Democrats are setting fundraising records with their anti-Trump rhetoric, as they gear up for the 2018 midterms.
"I don't see the political logic that would suggest they're going to start making broad-ranging deals, even if Trump makes significant concessions," Shapiro said, adding that it's unlikely Trump would make enough concessions for Democrats in the first place.
Shapiro also warned that Trump isn't ideologically rooted on most issues, and he will simply drift to where people are cheering him the loudest.
"The frightening thing could be that President Trump responds to applause, rather than responding to his own gut," Shapiro said. "I think he's going to be a lot friendlier to Democrats, because Democrats just cheered him on Syria."
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