Mark Levin, seeing the light, went after President Trump for his capitulation to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. To Levin’s credit, he doesn’t turn the blame on Paul Ryan and
Mitch McConnell the way others pathetically have tried to do. Levin says Trump is the ostensibly the leader of the GOP and the buck stops with him.
Some of the key points he hits on:
In the end, Levin says he doesn’t think this is the last time.
No doubt Chuck and Nancy were happy. He got rolled; the president got rolled, and his administration, therefore, got rolled because as you pointed out correctly, doing this short-term deal attached to the Hurricane Harvey money, which was a must-pass, and therefore a good vehicle to do a longer debt limit extension and perhaps other things as well, is now a three month deal — and we're right back where we started except without the Hurricane Harvey leverage when December rolls around.
So it's a terrible deal. And I think the president, he wanted to sign something, so he got something to sign — but he got rolled.
Of course President Trump got rolled. Donald Trump was never a great negotiator and, in fact, is proving to be spectacularly bad at cutting deals. As Hume points out during the roundtable, it is not hard to cut deals when you're giving the other side everything they're asking for.