President Trump may be getting a break from constant public criticism thanks to his recent dealings with Democrats, but this won’t change much in the long-term, argues Walter Shapiro of Roll Call. The president has shown his true self, being a provocative and divisive leader who seems to have little regard for customs, ethics or rules. His behavior may have become more presidential recently, but any new friends won’t stick around for long once the wind changes direction. If the GOP feels that he has abandoned them for the Democrats, they will allow deeper investigations into his alleged misdeeds. Trump is only buying himself time.
While some of President Trump’s critics have portrayed the idea that his concessions to Democrats over DACA have enraged his followers, they actually remain entirely loyal to him, reports Clay Masters of NPR. He is managing to work with Democrats while keeping his supporter base intact. Political victories scored through bipartisanship are only beneficial to Trump. In fact, some Republicans see his deal-making as a positive achievement to get things done. Even yielding on DACA hasn’t affected his supporters’ moods as immigration is already decreasing under his presidency. Trump is strongly benefiting from cooperation with the Democrats.