For someone so “new” to politics, our nation’s 45th President sure seems to know what he’s doing when it comes to creating distractions and burying scandals. As leader of the modern Republican Party, this is one lesson he’s taken well to heart.
So goes the latest example. As our nation is consumed by a the racial firestorm set off by a White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the President’s response to it, with his other hand Donald Trump is steadily ripping up his overly ambitious agenda, hoping Americans will quickly forget the frequent promises he made on the campaign trail. Just one day after Trump gave his “big speech” to address our nation’s failing infrastructure, he turns right around and undermines that same agenda.
Here’s more, via Mark Niquette of Bloomberg News…
President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.
The council, which was still being formed, would have advised Trump on his plan to spend as much as $1 trillion upgrading roads, bridges and other public works.
The action follows Trump announcing on Wednesday that he was disbanding two other business advisory councils. Corporate chief executive officers had started to quit the panels in protest over Trump’s remarks that appeared to confer legitimacy on white supremacists following a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12.
Our Commander-In-Chief signed an Executive Order on July 19th to establish the Infrastructure Council. But in true Trump form, he’s now proven that he can’t even Command himself to his own rules.
So how are all of those lofty goals on infrastructure going to be accomplished with no buy in from the Congress, and no advice from the outside world? Your guess is as good as mine. Yet another promise we can toss down the Trump Abyss Broken and Ignored Promises.
Wait… how did pop star Katy Perry‘s song go??
Swish Swish Bish— Another one in the Basket.