Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are PISSED that President Trump dared to cut a deal with the Democrats instead of coming to grovel before them in their chambers.
President Trump went to the Democrats to get the debt ceiling raised, fund the government for three months, and bailout the victims of the Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan (and John Boehner before him) are the only ones in the Republican party who are authorized to work with the Democrats to pass legislation.
How DARE Trump, how DARE he work with Democrats.
Trump is in the doghouse now, the midget nevertrumper Ben Shapiro is L-I-V-I-D:
In last 48 hours, Trump sided with Schumer and Pelosi on debt ceiling increase and called for Congress to enshrine DACA. So much winning!
All I got to say to Benji is this:
Not 24 hours later, the president cut a deal with Democrats on a short-term debt ceiling increase opposed by McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Just Wednesday morning, in fact, Ryan had scoffed at the Democratic offer that Trump accepted minutes later.
In the aftermath, Republicans seethed privately and distanced themselves publicly from the deal. They were left to hope that Trump’s collaboration with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was a temporary dalliance, and not the new MO for the president.
“Obviously, it would have been better not to make us vote repeatedly on the debt ceiling. But I wasn’t surprised,” sighed Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). “I think Mitch would rather have done it differently, but it’s not worth having a big old fight over.”
“A three-month debt ceiling? Why not do a daily debt ceiling?” cracked Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho). “He’s the best deal-maker ever. Don’t you know? I mean, he’s got a book out!”
Trump’s deal with Democrats doesn’t appear to help Republicans at all. While it averts a fall government shutdown and a default on the nation’s debt until at least December, it also emboldens Democrats to push for immigration changes or spending priorities without giving an inch to the right.
Congress will likely have to strike a major bipartisan fiscal deal in December to raise the debt ceiling long term and keep the government open for the remainder of fiscal 2018. And Republican lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol complained Wednesday that Trump probably just undercut leadership in those future negotiations, making it even harder for them to secure legislative wins.
All I have to say to this is… Republicans have been undercutting him since day 1. I don’t give a rat’s behind if Trump goes around and undermines the Republican “Leadership” who have their long knives out for Trump.
How does the knife in the back feel McConnell?