Republicans quick to dismiss Trump's government shutdown threats

McConnell Feels the “Heat” Aligns with President Trump

The Wall Street Journal objects.

Trump's constant fights with Republicans have led some analysts to suggest that he be viewed primarily as an independent actor, altogether separate from the party.

"It's impossible to predict what the President will say or do, but the safe bet is to expect more taunts and blame-shifting", it continues. The President was frustrated; that was clear to all watchers.

Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has put the onus of raising the debt ceiling entirely on Republicans, and has hinted on multiple occasions that Democrats will not eagerly support their Republican colleagues in raising the debt ceiling without key concessions.

And what promises have the Republicans in Congress managed to keep?

As Trump flounders through his presidency, he sees appealing to his base as a way to gain affirmation.

Other Republicans have meanwhile grown more assertive in their criticism of the president, following the furor triggered by his equivocal response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.




NBC 7 spoke with John Dadian, a political analyst, who does not believe the president will actually carry out a government shutdown. In Trump's view, it makes him look like a strong leader who is willing to stand up against a weak Congress. "With that kind of time between briefing and argument, the underlying law can very easily change before the case is even heard".

"On the debt ceiling, the smart political play is to pass an increase with GOP votes and move on", the board writes.

McConnell said earlier this month that lawmakers and the president the US default on its debt this fall. Daniel Horowitz has said it.

"If you are saying we have to make good on this campaign promise (to build a border wall), I remember the campaign promise saying that Mexico was going to pay for it", Flake said. After all that self-inflicted pain on the economy, Republican conservatives relented and a measure passed that continued funding for the ACA. The GOP should pass a budget that has as many of its priorities as possible, and more money for border enforcement ought to satisfy the immigration restrictionists.

Trump himself has said on several occasions that the wall needed to cover every inch of the 1,954-mile U.S. -Mexico border, much of which is submerged in the Rio Grande river or in virtually inaccessible deserts.

Q: Why is he threatening a shutdown over - over paying for it?.

In a statement Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump and McConnell "remain united" on many issues and will meet after Congress returns to Washington in September. At his campaign rally, Trump seemed to dare Democrats to block funding for the wall. Republican politicians across the nation have used dog-whistle messages to demean people of color, immigrants, and Muslims to ensure solid white support.

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