Remind me again, how is that supposed to assuage the irritation of recently laid-off employees?
There is also the related question of how far he might go to assuage them.
But the GOP could assuage that tension by promulgating a hard-core, Republican version of gay and straight marriage.
c.1300, from Anglo-French assuager, Old French assoagier "soften, moderate, alleviate, calm, soothe, pacify," from Vulgar Latin *adsuaviare, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + suavis "sweet, agreeable" (see sweet). For sound development in French, cf. deluge from Latin diluvium, abridge from abbreviare. Related: Assuaged; assuaging.