Former Michigan Foreclosure King Turned Emasculated Congressman David Trott Trashes Donald Trump
Former Michigan Foreclosure King David Trott was 6 months into his 2nd term in 2017 became worried. He found President Trump’s erratic behavior troublesome.
Trott also felt that Trump’s flailing attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act showed Trump may be unfit for the presidency. He expressed his concern with his colleagues in the House GOP caucus.
GOP legislative caucuses across the US and in Congress once had a “Snitches End Up In Ditches” rule. Anything discussed in a closed caucus meeting was kept private in strict Skull and Bones style secrecy.
Congress members could end up with their committee assignments stripped or be subject to a well-financed primary opponent if they blabbed about anything discussed in a caucus meeting. Unfortunately, that all changed after Donald Trump became president.
Unbeknownst to Trott, House GOP leaders Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise and a handful of GOP Congressmen had pledged a Jonestown style blind obedience to Trump. McCarthy and Scalise would immediately brief Trump’s inner circle about discussions in the caucus meetings.
Hours after that 2017 caucus meeting, Trott received a response from another member of congress. However, it had nothing to do with the substance of Trott’s concerns.
The New York Times quoted Trott saying:
Former Michigan Foreclosure King David Trott Take The Wussy Way Out
The former Michigan foreclosure king got the message. To defy wannabe Emperor Trump is to invite his wrath. Party leaders offering blind obedience will ostracise a congressman within the party and put a premature end to a career in Republican politics. However, Trott probably would have survived. He is a major GOP donor. He also served as a finance chair for Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 presidential campaign.
As a result, Trott decided to take the coward’s way out. He decided not to seek re-election in his suburban Detroit district. He came to the misguided conclusion that running as a Trump skeptic was untenable. Thus, he joined a wave of 60 other Republicans who departed Congress in 2018 leaving only zealous Trump sycophants in the caucus.
He told the New York Times:
GOP Donor David Trott Waits A Year After Leaving Office To Publicly Trash A Mentally Unstable Donald Trump
Divergence from Trumpism will never be good enough for Democrats. Mr. Trump will target you among Republicans. Voters from the political middle will never have a chance to reward you because you would not make it through a primary. That will be ensured in part by the megaphone the president wields with the conservative news media.
Trott’s comments infuriated Michigan Republicans. They voiced frustration with Trott’s comments and his letter in The Atlantic.
11th Congressional District Republican Committee Chair Meshawn Maddock slammed Trott on Sunday, labeling him a “Democrat in disguise.”
She obviously is unaware of David Trott’s history with being a mega-donor to the GOP especially in Michigan.
Maddock also told the Detroit News a mixed message:
Maddock also made the claim that Trott had abandoned his constituents, allowing a Democrat to win his old seat.
What Maddock isn’t saying is that she and the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee got the candidate they were looking for in 2018. They endorsed and promoted an overzealous pro-Trump candidate named Lena Epstein to replace Trott. Epstein lost the election to Democrat Haley Stevens by 6 points.
Maddock’s tune will change in three months when it’s time to start raising money for the 2020 election. She’ll be kissing David Trott’s ass for money.
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