Trump sabotaged his triumphant week

In an alternate reality, Trump would certainly have luxuriated with fellow Republicans in a warm bath of positive news. Walmart just announced a higher minimum wage as well as bonuses, joining a parade of various other companies doling out cash to workers as well as crediting the GOP tax plan. A brand-new poll showed rising faith within the U.S. economy. Blackrock CEO Larry Fink told CNBC the brand-new lower tax rate would certainly boost the U.S. over Mexico.

All This specific should be have been music to Trumpian ears as well as an opportunity to do what senior West Wing staff are regularly begging the president to do: Stay on a positive message about bigger paychecks as well as faster economic growth.

Administration officials privately say the key to reversing Trump’s dismal approval rating as well as the GOP’s awful generic ballot numbers against Democrats is usually to get people to credit them for improving economic conditions.

The Quinnipiac poll showed a plurality of Americans still credit the Obama administration for the state of the economy. nevertheless which has a signature piece of legislation at This specific point enacted as well as companies beginning to respond, Republicans have a decent case to make of which they should start to get the credit.

Even a marginally functional chief executive could execute on This specific strategy. Trump can’t. The president commenced his day on Thursday live tweeting “Fox & Friends” as well as within the span of a few minutes rebuked his own administration’s policy on domestic surveillance as well as then had to reverse himself.

nevertheless things definitely blew up later within the day when at a private meeting with lawmakers, Trump reportedly asked why the U.S. has to accept immigrants through “s—hole” countries, an apparent reference to Haiti as well as some African nations. He also reportedly said: “Why do we want people through Haiti here?”

The comments blew up on social media as well as cable television, completely wiping out news about Walmart as well as the economy. This specific did not end there.

Trump also gave a lengthy as well as bizarre interview to The Wall Street Journal in which he suggested the market might go up if he pulled out of NAFTA, rambled about a Mexican wall with windows, suggested he might have secretly met Kim Jong Un as well as boasted about how he is usually the smartest as well as best at pretty much everything.

Perhaps sensing the interview was going off the rails, a White House staffer present for the discussion kept trying to get Trump out of the room.

The president could have steered back on message on Friday, hoping the “s—hole” controversy would certainly die out. nevertheless of course he didn’t. He kept This specific going at least another day by tweeting a denial.

“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, nevertheless This specific was not the language used. What was definitely tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!”

He added: “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians various other than Haiti is usually, obviously, a very poor as well as troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”

He did This specific despite the White House not denying any of the comments on Thursday as well as multiple news organizations confirming them. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who was present for the remarks, rebuked Trump’s denial on Friday: “This specific’s not true. He said those hateful things, as well as he said them repeatedly.”

All This specific guarantees of which news as well as social media feeds over the weekend will obsess as well as argue over whether Trump definitely said racist as well as disgusting things. as well as a bunch of news on the economy of which might actually help the president as well as the GOP will get dumped down the s—hole.

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