The front page of the print edition The Washington Post (November 12, 2016) has this as its headline:
TRUMP TEAM IS HEDGING ON SOME PLEDGES
The sub-headline reads:
STARK VOWS MAY BE REVISED, ADVISERS SAY
He says priorities are border, health care and jobs
Let’s all do our best impression of Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone after he puts on the after-shave and express our shock (shock!) that President-elect Drumpf – not a week into his new position – has donned the behavior of a typical Washington politician and is already walking back some of his election promises.
According to the Post article, Drumpf gave an interview with The Wall Street Journal where he said he would like some aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (aka Obamacare).
Well, so much for “repeal and replace.”
In that same interview, Drumpf seemed to walk back his assertion that he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton and her use of a private e-mail server while serving as Secretary of State. When asked about the special prosecutor, the President-elect said,
It’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought, because I want to solve health care, jobs, border control, tax reform
Well, so much for “you’d be in jail” and all the chants of “Lock her up” and “Crooked Hillary.”
As for that great and beautiful wall on the southern border that was going to keep out all of the illegals from taking our jobs, Drumpf surrogate Newt Gingrich said on Thursday (November 10) that the wall was”…a great campaign device”. As for who will foot the bill for all that concrete, Gingrich admitted that Drumpf “…may not spend very much time trying to get Mexico to pay for it…”.
Well, so much for “Mexico will pay for the wall!”
Not even a week has gone by since his victory and Drumpf has already begun to scale back some of his proposals that appear to have won him the election.
“Repeal and replace” has been altered to liking some aspects of the ACA.
“Lock her up” has been replaced with, “I have other things on my plate.”
“Mexico will pay for it” has been replaced with “it was a great campaign device.”
Gee, I wonder what other aspects of Drumpf’s promises and beliefs were simply campaign devices?
Hey, Trumpkin voters, are you beginning to feel like you’ve been played for suckers yet?