Federalist senior writer Mary Katharine Ham joined “The Lead With Jake Tapper” on CNN Thursday afternoon to discuss Donald Trump’s backroom dealings with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“Who could have imagined that Donald Trump, a non-ideological, lifelong Democrat would sit down with a fellow New Yorker and hash out a deal over Chinese food,” she said. “I’m shocked.”
“I think many Republicans in leadership are fine with the deal,” Ham said, in reference to President Trump’s reported dealmaking with Democratic leaders on Obama’s Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals. “Frankly it is a step to the right direction to make it a constitutional way to protect them instead of the unconstitutional way that Obama admitted he did it.”
Last January, then-candidate Trump bragged that he could “shoot somebody” in the middle of 5th Avenue in New York City and not lose any voters. If President Trump welches on the wall, will his voters still back him up? Mary Katherine Ham isn’t so sure.
“But this is not what Trump voters signed up for,” she added. “And the question is: Can he shoot the wall in the middle of Fifth Avenue and get away with it? That remains unclear.”