Republican Priorities

Headline: “Talks over Ukraine aid, border deal are on the rocks after Trump comments.” Trump wants things to go badly for the United States this year. The worse the better. Anything that makes Biden look bad improves the odds that Trump will beat him in the election. Congressional Republicans were on the verge of cementing a deal with Democrats, who had made extraordinary concessions to Republicans in order to secure aid for Ukraine, but Trump told them to knock it off, and they feel they must comply. Their leader has instructed them that winning elections is more important than doing what’s right for our country and for the world. It doesn’t occur to them to resist him. They’re that kind of people.