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The Deal Donald Trump Needs To Make

As President, Donald Trump is definitely not winning. His travel ban has been blocked twice. His budget died on arrival. The AHCA failed to make it to the floor of the House. Russia is still a millstone around his Administration's neck.

He needs wins in order to reset the narrative, and the two people best positioned to make that reset happen? Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

There's a moment, right now, that would reward audacious thinking: the kind of instinctual thinking and big deal-making Trump is best at.

Here's the broad outlines: in exchange for a deal on a continuing resolution, reform on the corporate tax rate, and a one-time transition tax to fund an infrastructure bill, Trump pulls the Gorsuch nomination and replaces him with Merrick Garland.

Trump would score huge wins: he'd advance his primary policy agenda, score political points by bringing both sides of the aisle together, and have his revenge on the House Freedom Caucus.

Democrats would win, too, by &q…
Call me Tom. And don't get too happy. @keithellison and I, and Democrats united across the country, will be your worst nightmare. https://t.co/fu7WvLofrD— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) February 25, 2017

Trump vs. Truth: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Trump tries rewriting history on disastrous raid's planning

POTUS refusing intel briefing again. Response: "Take the damn briefing! This is why we screwed the pooch in Yemen!"— Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) February 3, 2017
Kellyanne Conway is right. We did not cover the Bowling Green massacre -- because it never happened https://t.co/ROp7TQeEjjpic.twitter.com/WduiA3tJKx— CNN (@CNN) February 3, 2017

How many of our armed forces will Donald Trump kill?

Iran strategy talk is asking how to ensure that Iran eventually crosses "the line" before long to eventually justify POTUS military action.— Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) February 2, 2017

As Seen On Twitter

Noted climate scientist Rex Tillerson, PhD., is now advising our office. We promise, no more shenanigans.— BadlandsNPS (@BadIandsNPS) January 24, 2017

President Obama’s Farewell Address

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Those aren't tears in my eyes; it's dusty in here, dammit!
(Also, God bless you, President Obama, and you, too, Joe.)#ObamaFarewell— (((A 99er))) 📎 (@HelpThe99ers) January 11, 2017

Found him (updated)

UPDATE: Office of the Director of National Intelligence Releases Declassified Report on Russian Interference in the 2016 US Electios - (PDF here)
BREAKING: U. S. officials identify mysterious "400 lb. guy" who hacked the election for @realDonaldTrump#inners#p2#tcot#MAGApic.twitter.com/HcQjAZpewF— (((A 99er))) 📎 (@HelpThe99ers) December 15, 2016

Drain The Swamp?

@RepGoodlatte You're supposed to *drain* the swamp, Congressman.#p2#tcot#MAGA#DrainTheSwamppic.twitter.com/cpS2KXj0Gb— (((A 99er))) 📎 (@HelpThe99ers) January 3, 2017