Robert Reich, the former secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, laid an intricate plot concerning President Donald Trump on social media, getting his followers to comment in droves.
According to the Democrat, Trump may be just a “decoy,” acting erratically so the focus is on him, not on Vice President Mike Pence. This, Reich added, could be happening so Republicans could implement their agenda.
On his official Facebook page, the political commentator said he had spoken with an anonymous friend, who happens to be a former Republican member of Congress. During their alleged exchange, his friend showed concerns regarding the state of Trump’s mental health. Both he and his friend, Reich said, were afraid the president and his staff had been “collaborating” with Russian operatives prior to the election.
Intrigued, Reich continued the conversation, revealing what his Republican friend told him.
According to Reich’s account, the former member of Congress said many Republican lawmakers agree with him, thinking that Trump “is loony tunes, and he’s in [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s pocket.” In addition, his friend told him, members of Congress are scared Trump will “start tweeting on them, or his [crazy] supporters at home will go after them.”
When Reich asked his friend why lawmakers won’t issue a joint statement, knowing that the issue will only get worse, the former member of Congress said Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell don’t want to rock the boat. Instead, he added, they believe that Trump’s “circus act” will continue, “stirring up the press, driving everyone crazy.” That, the former lawmaker allegedly told Reich, will allow Congress to work with Pence “and get their agenda through when no one is paying much attention.”
In a recent op-ed for the New York Daily News, senior Republican adviser Gabriel Schoenfeld — who advised Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign — said that there must be something “deeply wrong” with the president, even going as far as saying that the country is “in danger” as a result.
This “danger” will only be averted, Schoenfeld continued, when Republicans in Congress acknowledge "what they and the rest of the entire world already know: America's president is not wearing any clothes."
While it's natural that Democrats are concerned about Republicans implementing their agendas, only Congress can write laws that will effectively impact their lives. If activists are concerned about the consequences of this plan and Reich's source is correct, the best course of action is to fire up the base, ousting Republicans from Washington and replacing them with their candidates.
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