Susan del Percio: ‘I Don’t Know If We Can Wait Till 2020’ to Put Trump in His Place
DEL PERCIO: "You’re right, Mika. Because when President Trump started out, he had a complacent majority with the Senate and the house. Now he’s lost the House so it’s really one of the reasons why I was actually happy to see Nancy Pelosi become Speaker, because I know she understands the process and understands leadership. She’s got to force the President’s hand on this. Unfortunately we cannot rely on the Senate. We can’t even rely on some voices in the Senate to be responsible. So this is going to fall on her and I hope she’s able to do something. I think the NAFTA 2.0 deal is a very good thing to hold over the President’s head, because that is literally the only thing that he’s almost negotiated through completion. So there’s a lot of opportunity for there. But the other thing we have to be careful about is, you know, talking about the President as a prince is — this summer he said, 'Don’t believe what you read or see, believe what I tell you.' This is what he does. He over-talks an issue. So as if he says it enough, we will believe Alabama was in that path. It does not make it true. When the stock market fell 800 points in one day and it was all talking about a global slowdown, his strategy was to over-talk the issue. So Donald Trump, you know, I don’t know if we can wait until 2020 to put him in his place. But hopefully Nancy Pelosi can."