President Trump went back on one of his campaign promises Friday after signing the omnibus bill, with one of the provisions in the bill allowing the abortion giant Planned Parenthood to receive funds that amount to $500 million in taxpayer money.
There are many disastrous features in the omnibus bill, some of which have been exposed by the nation’s conservative media. One of the most significant problems with this bill is the funding of one of the most controversial institutions in American history; I dare say, next to slavery.
The defunding of Planned Parenthood was one of Donald Trump’s campaign promises. From the time he went down the steps at Trump Tower to the day he won the 2016 election, then-candidate Trump promised his base that he would defund the abortion giant in its entirety, and he would lower the national debt faster than anyone has ever seen. His opponent, which he along with his entire base despised, promised to increase funding for Planned Parenthood because it was essential to the freedom of women in the United States.
When Trump signed the omnibus bill, he went back on his base and did what he promised them he would never do, which is to fund Planned Parenthood. Instead of fulfilling his own agenda on Friday, he achieved his Democratic opponent’s agenda.
What Happens To the Trump Base Now?
However bad this was for the Trump base, we must never forget what the president has done for his base thus far. For example, the tax cuts have given millions of Americans raises and pay increases. Unemployment is at a 17-year low at 4.1%; black unemployment is at an all-time low, and continues to drop. Hispanic unemployment has followed a similar course, also at an all-time low. Our military has gotten the increase in funds it deserves, and our enemies have lost a substantial amount of territory since Trump took office.
All this being said, there are a lot of Trump voters who have been deterred by the president’s signing of this spending bill. This is exactly what the establishment wants you to believe. As Rush Limbaugh said during his radio show on Friday, the anti-Trump elitists in Washington want you to think Donald Trump is no different than any other president, and this is going to be another four years of Obama. This is not true; President Trump is a lot different than former President Obama.
The omnibus bill was bad, but it could’ve been a lot worse. Planned Parenthood was funded, but so was the military. We can only hope that this president can get most of his agenda passed, and prepare for the worst-case scenario, which is a situation in which Donald Trump can pass none of his agenda.