Conservative columnist John Phillips said something that shocked a CNN panel. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Conservative columnist John Phillips proposed punishing Democratic-leaning states using President Donald Trump’s infrastructure bill.
“I think it’s wonderfully altruistic for him to want to get a bipartisan bill through,” Phillips said. “But, he should have Plan B ready to go, because that is likely to fall apart almost immediately. I suspect the Democrats will go into this being both greedy and difficult. Trump’s going to be left holding the price tag. They’ll ask for the moon and they’ll be difficult because once you’ve been part of the resistance, it’s hard to go from saying he should be impeached to saying your bridges are irresistible.”
Phillips cautioned the president that he’ll need more GOP support than he’s anticipating.
“I would do that by spending the money in red states and when I spend money in blue states, I would make sure to target that money in districts where vulnerable Republicans are running for reelection.”
Host Dana Bash was among those shocked by the suggestion. “Wow, that be incredibly — you know — sort of blatantly political.”
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