Trump Taunts GOP Leaders Over Debt Ceiling After Claiming They're 'United'

Trump Taunts GOP Leaders Over Debt Ceiling After Claiming They're 'United'

Trump mockingly said Clapper "who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump".

Yet one loyal Trump supporter donated $300,000 this month to a political committee backing a primary opponent of Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who cast the decisive vote in the Senate. "I was taught if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".

"We have to get rid of what's called the filibuster rule; we have to". The health care bill failed in July despite being produced under a process that required only 51 votes. "And if we don't, the Republicans will never get anything passed", Trump said.

With a nominal Republican in the White House and the once-Grand Old Party in the majority in both houses of Congress, you'd like to think that the foolhardy fight over the debt ceiling could have been avoided this time around.

At a Wednesday event in OR to promote upcoming tax legislation, House Speaker Paul Ryan was instead forced to answer questions about whether Republicans are going to shut down the government. "I think times are changing".

The Washington Post reported that Trump has not expressed an interest in withdrawing his endorsement of unusual.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to tamp down reports that he and the president are at odds and have not spoken in weeks.

"In the White House I had influence", he said during the interview.

McConnell and Ryan have backed away from Trump's threat on Tuesday at a raucous Phoenix rally that he is willing to shut down the government if Congress fails to secure funding for his promised wall on the U.S. -Mexico border.

"After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?" On Jan. 10 - 10 days before taking office - he told The New York Times that Congress could approve a repeal bill "probably sometime next week", and a separate replacement measure would be passed "very quickly or simultaneously, very shortly thereafter".

He added: "Mitch McConnell, I'm going to light him up".

"However, that is far better than the GOP as a whole", the Hill reported.

To break this promise Ryan has been making all year (again) by ceding the power of the purse to a recalcitrant Democrat Senate minority is short-sighted, foolish and deceptive to the American people who are counting on the GOP to deliver on border security.

"But there are also a lot of shared goals and that's what we're focused on".

Democratic opposition, meanwhile, has deepened and as a result has lowered the already dim prospects for bipartisanship. At least 78 Democrats have signed on as co-sponsors. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he will run out of options on September 29, meaning that the Treasury Department could miss a payment if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling in time. Pelosi reiterated that opposition Wednesday. Neither Mnuchin nor Trump has had to deal with the debt ceiling before, and Trump - before he was sworn in as president - ridiculed Republicans for raising the debt ceiling.

"Ronna McDaniel said she hears it everywhere she goes: "(The attitude) is overwhelmingly: "Congress needs to support this president".

Republicans are increasingly candid about their apprehension about what is to come this fall.

Facing the digital wrath of a Republican president increasingly unhappy with legislative roadblocks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a GOP gathering in his home state on Saturday that people should not be surprised with the challenges that come with governing. "And so it's a real problem from the standpoint of him advancing his legislative agenda".

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