Trump Threatens to 'Make a Deal' with Democrats During Speech to GOP Mega-Donors

President Donald Trump seemed to admit defeat on health care during a high-dollar donor event for the Republican Party in New York Tuesday night.


According to Politico, Trump praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) before admitting it’s probably time for him to begin working with the other side of the aisle if he wants any legislative wins.

“Maybe I’ll make a deal with the Democrats. They’re calling me like crazy. Can we make a deal? Can we make a deal?” he told the audience.

Trump also addressed his ongoing NFL player battle about standing instead of kneeling during the American national anthem.

“They have a rule, you can’t dance in the end zone, you can’t wear pink socks, one guy’s mother had breast cancer and they wouldn’t let him, you can’t do anything! But you’re allowed to sit down for the national anthem,” Trump said during his 40-minute speech.

Before a crowd of about 150 of the GOP’s wealthiest donors, Trump blasted NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the protest to draw attention to police brutality against African Americans.

“All Goodell had to do was say there’s rules and you can’t do it. Suspend him for a couple games, you would never have had this,” Trump told the audience. “Now you have this whole thing going and it’s a very dangerous thing ‘cause we cannot let anyone disrespect our country like that.”

Donors to the event were required to pay between $35,000 and $250,000 a couple to attend.

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