Trump's tactics don't line up with the conventional presidential strategy of avoiding government shutdowns - or at least sidestepping blame. During an appearance earlier this week with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, McConnell said "there is zero chance, no chance, we won't raise the debt ceiling". Trump said they didn't do it and "now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up".
Speaking on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" Thursday, Conway says Trump is "going to stick to building that wall and he wants the money to pay for it".
McConnell, at an event in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, did not respond to questions about Trump's comments. Andrew speculates that in attacking his own party, Trump could sabotage Republicans' 2018 chances - and having a Democratic majority in Congress would surely make things way more hard for the president. Separately, a measure to keep the federal government open once appropriations run out on September 30 must also be passed.
Beyond the party leadership, the U.S. president has publicly attacked a string of Republican lawmakers - including senators John McCain, Jeff Flake, Dean Heller and Lisa Murkowski - at the risk of weakening his chances of driving legislation through Congress.
"If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", Trump pledged.
One of Missouri's most prominent Republican elders today condemned President Donald Trump - who won Missouri by nearly 20 percentage points a year ago - as a "hateful man" and "the most divisive president in our history", and urged his party to "disassociate" itself from him. "I don't think a government shutdown is necessary, and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included", Ryan told reporters Wednesday. "They're not following my agenda".
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Trump sought to blame Republican leaders in Congress for failing to reach an agreement on raising the cap on the amount the federal government may borrow, the latest in what have become regular criticisms of party leaders. Ask Sen. Ted Cruz.
The most consistent element of Trump's political profile is his allegiance to his base - often at the expense, many fellow Republicans believe, of the rest of the party.
It's a total eclipse by President Donald Trump of Barack Obama.
She added that the White House was looking for a "clean" debt ceiling bill - without any legislative add-ons. And it will be much easier for Congress to pass a spending bill without the money than with it. A caption reads, in capitalized letters, "The best eclipse ever!"
Within a 24-hour span, Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love.
Armed with this edge, Democrats are considering using the debt debate to press Republicans for bipartisan tax reform, said Democratic Senate aides, which would inject new uncertainty into the debt limit issue.