Trump has broken another campaign promise as he walked back his pledge to put Hillary Clinton in jail during an interview on 60 Minutes.
During his interview on 60 Minutes, Trump was asked about his promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton.
Trump said that he would think about it. He listed all of the other things he wanted to and said, “I don’t want to hurt them. I don’t want to hurt them. They’re good people, and I’m going to give you a good and definitive answer the next time we do 60 Minutes together.”
We can now add “lock her up” to the list of promises that he has broken before he ever takes office. The wall has now become a fence. Obamacare is not going to be fully repealed. Trump’s plan to put tax and tariffs on foreign goods has not been mentioned since election day. Trump’s plan to deport 11 million immigrants, became a plan to deport 2-3 million immigrants, to now no mass deportations, according to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Instead of draining the swamp of the special interests, Trump is staffing his administration with special interests.
It is both funny and sad because Trump supporters were warned that their candidate was a con man who would tell them exactly what they wanted to hear to win the election. Outside of the massive tax cuts for the wealthy that Trump promised, there is little remaining of Trump’s campaign agenda.
Trump played Republican voters, and now every supporter who chanted lock her up looks like a complete idiot.
Welcome to the two-faced presidency of Donald J. Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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