President Trump is following through on his promise and standing up for American interests. I have no doubt that the disruptive policies of this administration will bring these countries (Mexico, Canada, and the European Union) to the table for a fair and negotiated outcome. —Rep. Tom Reed, May 31, 2018
Does the GOP want Trump reelected? Maybe not. They may be happy with him short-term, but he looks like a loser long-term. They may want to go back to being the Republican Party rather than a Trump Party with no future.
The GOP has achieved many of its goals already:
- Obamacare weakened.
- Many right-leaning judges confirmed.
- Tax cuts for the rich.
They have set up the next administration for failure:
- Tax cuts and debt limit due to expire.
- Exploding budget deficit.
- Impending recession.
- Divisive immigration policy.
- Unleashed racism.
- Chaotic foreign policy.
- Important departments understaffed.
The GOP might think it better sit back and watch the next administration flounder as face these problems themselves. Senators and Representatives might prefer to run against a Democratic Party record in 2024, than have to defend Trump’s record then.