Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele believes that President Trump could care less of who controls the House or Senate. Additionally he claims Trump is using the Republican Party as a “convenience” to win in 2020.
“[Trump’s] largely agnostic as to who controls the House and, quite frankly, the Senate. Although, the Senate is beneficial for Supreme Court nominees,” said Steele. “The president doesn’t really give a damn about this legislative process.”
“The better foil for him, coming out of 2018, is to spend the next 18 months haranguing against Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), or whomever is the speaker of the House under Democratic control, and making — setting them up as the narrative for his re-election. And so, it’s not so much about oh, the party. Remember, Donald Trump is not a Republican. We keep acting like Donald Trump has been a stalwart of the Republican Party since time immemorial. No, this was a political convenience for him. He’s going to use the party as a political convenience for this election cycle to set up his re-elect.”