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Donald Trump is ramping up his hysterical attacks on Democrats—but, as the prospect of Democrats winning the House gets closer, Trump is also hinting he would work with them.

“There’s a chance that we’ll get along and get along well. We have a lot of things, like infrastructure, that they want and that I want,” the president said.

Some Democrats are making receptive noises:

“Clearly, the administration might be able to move to do some infrastructure work with us,” [Rep. Richard] Neal said.

Trump’s infrastructure weeks have been such a resounding success that Democrats should definitely get right in the middle to soak up all the glory, said no one ever.

Democrats should work with Trump to the exact extent that the most cynical person on earth believes they can get results on Democratic policy priorities—because policy priorities do matter. But that means no adopting a Trump privatization plan and calling it infrastructure investment, for example, even if it wins media praise for bipartisanship. And never ever forget that the first rule of dealing with Donald Trump is never trust him, never believe anything he says.

 

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