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.