Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s top political advisor pushed back Friday at criticism from liberal activists and some fellow elected Democrats who took issue with the senator's call for “patience” in dealing with President Trump. Feinstein made the remarks Tuesday at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, adding that Trump could be a good president if he learned and changed.
Bill Carrick, Feinstein's longtime strategist, argued that California's senior senator has been a vocal and persistent critic of Trump and his policies.
“The reality is she has opposed and confronted the Trump administration on many, many issues, starting with the Supreme Court nomination of Judge [Neil] Gorsuch,” Carrick said, adding that Feinstein is currently pressing the president not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA, an Obama-era program that protects young immigrants from deportation and provides work permits for employment. “So her opposition has been consistent and aggressive against Trump when she thinks he’s wrong, which is very often.”