Many Democrats have complained relentlessly about Trump’s usage of Twitter, demanding he be banned, while Trump supporters believe it’s his way of bypassing the liberal media and is great for transparency.
Despite partisan opinions, no one can deny the bold and unapologetic nature of Trump’s tweets. Dr. Ben Carson sees things a little differently. To him, Trump’s tweets are “pretty restrained under the circumstances.” (via Washington Examiner)
Dr. Ben Carson has been relatively out of the limelight since the announcement that he would leave neurosurgery behind to become the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the primaries. According to Carson, he’s enjoyed the lack of spotlight while he works, saying, “Let me put it this way. I’m glad that Trump is drawing all the fire so I can get stuff done.” (via Washington Examiner)
With Democrats resisting Trump’s every move, and the inflated obsession over Trump “colluding” with Russia, many positions in Carson’s department have remained empty, forcing him and his office to learn quickly and adapt in order to function. “There’s no question that I’ve been forced to learn very rapidly a lot of stuff. But that’s okay. I happen to have some excellent people around me at the non-assistant secretary level, at the non-deputy secretary level. Everybody’s doing two or three times more than they ought to be doing,” Carson said. (via Washington Examiner)
When asked about the president’s statements in his tweets, Carson defended the president. “I think they’ve done well given the level of frustration. I mean, can you imagine you’ve been elected president and the only thing anyone wants to talk about is Russia? Can you imagine how frustrating that is?” (via Washington Examiner)
He added that the president’s tweets are tame considering the frustration he must be going through, saying, “People say he’s wild with his tweets and things. I think he’s pretty restrained under the circumstances.” (via Washington Examiner)
Yet even with his support of Trump and his bare-knuckle tweeting, Carson is concerned that Republicans could be making the same mistake Democrats did when Obamacare was first created. “I would hope in the long run that they would make a deal with the Democrats. That was the problem with Obamacare. It was done by one party, and you have the other party constantly against it. That’s the same thing that will happen if you pass it this way. At some point we have to learn.” (via Washington Examiner)
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While the hope for bipartisanship is understandable and inspiring, the reality is more grim.
With the 51-50 vote to pass the option to repeal Obamacare, Democrats are proving to be stubbornly against anything the president wants to accomplish. Their ongoing agenda to resist Trump has shown that Democrats are not interested in bipartisanship and are refusing to cooperate.
It has even led to moles in Washington leaking classified information, baseless investigations into Russian “collusion,” and a number of lawsuits all designed to cripple and impede the president from doing his job.
Perhaps as time goes on and Democrats begin to realize that they’ve accomplished very little with their continued resistance and attacks against the president, a form of collaboration and compromise will occur. Until then, Trump will continue lashing out against the Democrats’ allegations and opposition with the same “restrained” tweets he always has.