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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Gloats, Believes That Trump Caved to Pelosi on SOTU

As this opinion piece makes clear, the liberal TV co-host is forgetting that the president doesn't telegraph his punches

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I am sure that if President Donald Trump is listening to members of his base right now, he’s probably looking at other venues to hold the State of the Union address because the media is going to run with his last decision.

Trump is known for not telegraphing his punches.

He’s also not a professional politician — he’s a businessperson.

Trump is used to having his decisions carried out promptly and thoroughly. Working in an environment these days in which his every move is argued with, stymied, or outright blocked is a new place for him.

He’s not overwhelmed or beaten by any stretch — but he is studying the situation carefully before making his next move.

Last night, on Wednesday evening, the president tweeted:

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Said Brzezinski on her show this morning, in part, “[Let’s] frame why the Senate chaplain is literally praying to end the shutdown, air trafficker controllers are working 60 hours a week without pay, FBI agents say they’re losing ground in terror investigations, prison guard shortages, food stamps in limbo, the TSA understaffed…”

“With that as a backdrop, President Trump just backed down. He folded to Nancy Pelosi and in the proxy fight over the State of the Union, the president blinked first and the House speaker just doubled down in a late-night tweet.”

Remember there is no set date by which the State of the Union must be delivered.

It’s not specified in writing, nor is there a statutory requirement that he provide the SOTU information in a speech or at least a speech in public.

Everything you see there is a tradition.

Traditions can be changed or modified. They may be endearing to some people, but we’ve all seen how traditions have changed.

I am not sure it’s a huge mistake because there are so many things to be considered. However, I do think it’s a huge mistake to jump on this president every time he does something we don’t agree with.

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I am for cutting him some slack on this because it keeps the spotlight on Pelosi’s mean-spiritedness, not his lack of leadership.

This is a war.

We can’t fight it by screaming foul every time we don’t like the decisions of our leader.

When it does happen, the Democrats are going to get their backsides bruised; the facts of how well we are doing are on Trump’s side.

Wayne Dupree is a member of Project 21, a black leadership network, and is a regular contributor to The Political Insider, Headline Politics, Townhall, NewsmaxTV, and the One America News Network. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, he was awarded the 2018 Pioneer Of New Media award, was named to the 2017 Newsmax Top 50 Influential Black Republicans list, and was 2015 CPAC Blogger of the Year, among other honors. Check out his website here. His podcast, “The Wayne Dupree Show,” can be heard via iTunes and other platforms. This piece from WayneDupree.com is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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