Chuck Schumer tried to trick Trump into doing one thing that would guarantee defeat in 2020
Congress returned to work this week and the stakes could not be higher.
One issue could decide the presidential election.
And Chuck Schumer tried to trick Trump into doing one thing that would guarantee defeat in 2020.
Democrats came back to Washington, D.C. this week clamoring for Trump to accept a national gun registration database.
But grassroots conservatives waged an intense lobbying campaign over the recess to remind Republicans that, during the last election, they promised to oppose any new gun control.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi know there is only one way gun-grabbing will be passed Congress – and that is if Donald Trump comes out in favor of it.
That’s why Schumer staged a press conference where he appealed to the President to provide political cover for anti-gun Republicans to support new gun control.
On Monday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) asked President Trump to provide “political cover” for Republicans who will not otherwise support gun control.
He said this during a press conference in which he announced that he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to Trump regarding gun control.
President Trump has an historic opportunity to save lives by indicating his support for the House-passed bill [H.R. 8]. Speaker Pelosi and I have repeatedly and personally asked him to do this.”
[President Trump] can lead his party to support something that the NRA has prevented Republicans from supporting for years. That is why Speaker Pelosi and I sent the letter to him today, urging him to give his party political cover to pass…[the] background check legislation.
Supporting gun control would sink President Trump’s re-election campaign.
His campaign commissioned a poll that showed supporting gun control would turn off the President’s base.
But the Democrats will wage a relentless pressure campaign in the media to try to fool President Trump into thinking there is some kind of revolution in America in favor of banning and confiscating guns.
Democrats know passing this legislation will accomplish two goals – gut the Second Amendment and cost President Trump the 2020 election.