Allen West: What the Trump-Ryan Meeting SHOULD Produce

This is what NEEDS to happen today between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan.

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As Written By Allen B. West:

Today the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump, will meet with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan.

Since the comments Speaker Ryan made about not “being ready to support” Donald Trump, and the ensuing twitter response of Mr. Trump of “not supporting the policy agenda” of Mr. Ryan, we’ve been treated to good political theater. Sp everyone will be watching for the meeting with baited breath, and some with buttered popcorn. Let me just say, now is not the time for inflated egos and posturing — we have a country on the road to perdition.

Now, I’ve always said I would support whomever the GOP nominee ends up being. That seems to be a very simple statement which some find unable to comprehend. Here is my recommendation for what should happen at this meeting, and why.

First, Trump and Ryan need to understand they both need each other; no one truly has a high ground or a mandate. In our Constitutional Republic, the very important lesson – totally lost on President Obama — is that the Founding Fathers established our federal system of governance to be based on three branches. As James Madison articulated in Federalist 51, since men are not angels, there needs to be a process of checks and balances, and separation of powers. And the most powerful branch of our government is structured to be our legislative branch — not the executive since, as Franklin stated, “we have a Republic, not a monarchy, if we can keep it.”

So it would behoove Donald Trump to realize that he needs to have a Congress able to assist him with a policy agenda that will “make America great again.”

Now, we can have a discussion about who should be the Senate and House leaders, but if Trump doesn’t have a GOP congress, his job becomes much more difficult. After all, this isn’t a reality TV show where you can just look at Members of the House and Senate and say, “You’re fired!” The only folks who can fire members of the legislative branch are the constituents whom they are supposed to represent and serve.

The GOP must realize they have culpability for the Trump phenomenon. With the majorities they had in the House and Senate, there were expectations which arose from the promises they made to voters. They failed to take a stand and have allowed the most progressive socialist president to run roughshod over them, but more importantly over the Constitution. And so the anger that’s been building in America produced Donald Trump. It is what it is, and no need to cry like babies over spilled milk.

Donald Trump may act coy and make declarations about who, or what, he does not need. That may be suitable in a primary but it will not be an effective tact in a general election. Donald Trump must learn how to govern, and it’s not just…..


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