Trump strikes a deal with Democrats to fund the government — right in front of Ryan and McConnell

Source: Rare

“President Donald Trump went around his own party Wednesday, siding with Democrats on a deal to fund the government and raise federal borrowing limits for three months — all to help speed cash to hurricane survivors. ‘We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer,’ Trump said after a brief White House pow-wow with congressional leaders, the Associated Press reports. ‘We agreed to a three-month extension on debt ceiling, which they consider to be sacred, very important.’ Trump didn’t mention House Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who were also present at the meeting but opposed the Dem-backed deal. As part of the agreement, legislators will speed a $7.9 billion hurricane relief package to the president’s desk by the end of the week, before FEMA’s annual funding dries up at the federal fiscal year’s close at the end of September.” (09/06/17)