So this is what Trump did:
Via @IgnatiusPost | "Trump won’t succeed in subverting the Constitution, but he can do enormous damage over the next weeks. Before Jan. 6, a delegation of senior Republicans should visit him at the White House and insist, emphatically ... This must stop." https://t.co/DvpP2x3DFD— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 27, 2020
Not a damned thing, in other words.
This is a win for congressional leaders, especially Pelosi & Schumer. Trump gets a vote Dems wanted anyway. Section 230 will remain intact. A “redlined” document from Trump (that’s not even a real thing) or his rescissions mean nothing since he’s gone on Jan. 20. https://t.co/ybHjtTITUh— John Bresnahan (@bresreports) December 28, 2020
That's a more accurate reading of the situation. And what did he accomplish?
This reads like the statement of a president desperate to save face as he backs away from a disaster of his own making. https://t.co/I8Z0jVCfWg— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) December 28, 2020
Our man on their side; again and again and again.
So the ultimate effect of Trump waffling on the coronavirus and omnibus bill is that Democrats clarified that it was Republicans who blocked $2,000 checks, not Democrats, and millions of people lost unemployment benefits for a week.— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) December 28, 2020
Really can't overstate how needless this was.
Once again Trump manufactures a crisis, gets absolutely nothing in return, and folds after failing to get a deal.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) December 28, 2020
Every. Single. Time. https://t.co/onIl0Fsm37
That's part of a 9 tweet thread from the Deputy Assistant to Trump. It's utter bullshit. The current Congress is in session until January 3rd. A new Congress convenes on January 4th. Anything the current Congress does that isn't sent to the President to be signed into law by the 3rd of next month is not binding on the new Congress, and in effect dies. Besides:
The President is sending a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. Sending back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.— Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) December 28, 2020
House Appropriations Chairwoman @NitaLowey: “The House Appropriations Committee has jurisdiction over rescissions, and our Democratic Majority will reject any rescissions submitted by President Trump.”— Sean Langille (@SeanLangille) December 28, 2020
It’s really academic at this point, but Trump’s veto bargaining strategy on the Omnibus/COVID bill is both a masterclass in how not to use the powers of the POTUS to influence public policy, as well as exemplary of his entire debacle of a legislative presidency.— Matt Glassman (@MattGlassman312) December 28, 2020