Trump attacks GOP leaders over debt ceiling

Trump attacks GOP leaders over debt ceiling

Trump attacks GOP leaders over debt ceiling

Right now, we need 60 votes and we have 52 Republicans. Congress faces a mid-October deadline to increase the government's borrowing authority and avoid defaulting on USA obligations.

"If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", he said.

Speaking to a crowd in Phoenix on Tuesday, Trump said that he meant to keep his campaign promise about building a barrier on the border with Mexico. He also said the idea of tying debt-ceiling legislation to the veterans bill had been considered but there are other options. Before his departure last week as Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, urged the president to go through with a government shutdown if necessary to force Congress into providing money for the wall, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss strategy.

Congress will have about 12 working days when it returns on September 5 from its summer break to approve spending measures to keep the Government open, while also facing a looming deadline to raise the cap on the amount it can borrow.

And, he's defended his leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who has been under fire from Trump, as well as former Sen.

Yet Sanders also repeated assurances that Trump is determined to avert a USA default, saying of the legal debt limit the USA is about to hit that the president is "still committed to making sure it gets raised".

A shutdown may not serve the best interests of Republicans in swing districts and states in the mid-term election or of the party's hopes of keeping the White House in 2020, but it would feed the id of his movement.

For now, Senate and House Democrats are watching Republicans and the Trump administration wrangle over the debt ceiling, with no clear plan yet in sight.

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Further complicating the task ahead is the threat of a government shutdown.

On the August 25 episode of The Weeds, Matt Yglesias, Andrew Prokop, and Tara Golshan discuss Trump's relationship with congressional Republicans and the debate over the debt ceiling.

So what I came away thinking was that thisis less about advancing a legislative agenda, but I think this is more about fear on the part of the Republican Party, and that the strategy that so many of them have arrived at is to sort of pretend Trump's Twitter account does not exist, to stay on his good side.

"The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!" If they provoke Trump in any way to make him angry at them, that sows more division and hurts the Republican Party in 2018.

The House has already passed a spending bill with funding for the wall. The night before, the president cut loose in Arizona, defying instructions from his aides to stick to the script and angrily renewing his fight with the press.

Like Ryan, Republican Representative Charlie Dent said lawmakers also don't want a government shutdown in October. McConnell has said the debt ceiling will be raised, a spokesman said on Thursday.

The most consistent element of Trump's political profile is his allegiance to his base - often at the expense, many fellow Republicans believe, of the rest of the party.

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