WASHINGTON ― If the government shuts down in September, the White House is already saying it will be the Democrats’ fault ― because they had the audacity to hurt President Donald Trump’s feelings.
On Sunday, congressional negotiators came up with a plan to avert a shutdown this week and keep the government up and running through September. With the Republican caucus so divided, its members had to work with Democrats to figure out a bill that could pass. As a result, there is no funding for Trump’s border wall and no reductions in funding to “sanctuary cities.” There is, however, more domestic spending, protections for Planned Parenthood funding and money for Affordable Care Act subsidies.
Democrats have made clear that they are very happy with the spending deal and that they, not Trump, are the winners. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called it a “defeat” for Trump, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) gloated, “I think we had a strategy and it worked.” Read full post here