President Trump slammed the Republican congressional leadership in Congress on Twitter this morning:
I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval. They didn’t do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Could have been so easy — now a mess!
Jonathan Swan: “Trump is pre-blaming Republican leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, for the debt ceiling headache that’s coming in September. And he’s piling on them at a moment when his relationships with Republicans on Capitol Hill are at an all-time low.”
First Read: “Maybe the biggest political story this August has been President Trump’s rapidly deteriorating relationship with congressional Republicans – all less than a month after the Senate failed to pass its health care effort.”