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Democrats should not cooperate with the Donald Trump presidency
Democrats should not cooperate with Donald Trump’s presidency.
Cooperation with Trump could require trading away key Democratic priorities; this should be avoided at all costs.
Allowing Trump to claim to be a bipartisan President strengthens his political stature.
Cooperating with Trump normalises his Presidency and everything he stands for, something which Democrats should be opposed to.
The Democrats should focus their attempts to cooperate with the Republicans outside of the Trump administration instead of trying to cooperate with the Trump presidency.
Cooperation with Trump is bound to fail; Democrats should focus on forming a policy platform which they can run on in 2018 and 2020.
Refusing to cooperate with or obstructing the other party when they are in government violates democratic norms and principles.
Refusal to cooperate with Trump will polarise the American public even more.
Democrats can weigh the costs and benefits of cooperation on a case-by-case basis. The fact that tradeoffs will be necessary does not imply that cooperation is always irrational.
Democrats must cooperate with Trump in order to forward their legislative agenda, an agenda that stands in opposition to the ideals Trump espouses.
U.S. presidents should not have the power to issue pardons
The US should not try to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program.
The electoral college should be abolished.