He’s gonna have to….
With it increasing evident that Speaker of the House WILL BE Nancy Pelosi and that NO legislation will possible without her support?
Donald Trump has ALREADY begun to turn his back somewhat on those very conservative supporters he co-oped over the last two years….
Politics makes people come back to the middle….
And Donald Trump always had a little Democrat in him….
President Trump is making overtures to Democrats about working together next year, a move that would mark a major shift in his approach to dealing with Congress but one that could prove necessary in order to secure big legislative achievements ahead of his reelection campaign in 2020.
If Democrats take control of the House after the November midterm elections, Trump will have no choice but to reach across the aisle if he wants to check off campaign promises such as a massive infrastructure package.
But the partisan animosity in Washington is likely to increase if Democrats win majorities in one or both chambers of Congress, which could make bipartisan dealmaking all but impossible. Trump could also risk a backlash from his base if they believe he has gone too far in dealing with Democrats.
White House officials say they have begun preliminary talks internally — and with Democratic lawmakers — about areas where they could work together in 2019.
They also say the ball is in the Democrats’ court.
“The president’s always ready to deal. Always,” Shahira Knight, the White House legislative director, said in an interview with The Hill.
The president famously reached a budget deal late last year with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), much to the chagrin of GOP leaders in Congress.
Trump has recently indicated he is willing to go down that path again. He said in a “Fox & Friends” interview last Thursday that it would be a “shame” if Democrats won control of Congress, but indicated it could open the door to an elusive deal to rebuild the nation’s roads and bridges….