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GOP divided on Trump's shutdown threat; Dems opposed

25 Août 2017

But with a president who has frequently been quick to blame Congress for holdups to his agenda, that gap between public opinion on Trump and Republicans in Congress could pose a problem for Republican candidates seeking re-election in 2018.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker has also sharply criticized Trump, telling his Tennessee constituents that the president "has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful".

Trump has made clear for months he wasn't happy with the last bipartisan spending deal in May because it didn't fund a new wall on the southern border, his signature campaign promise.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said in May that a "lack of leadership" from the White House was interfering with Republican priorities on Capitol Hill. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Lindsey Graham, President Obama, Sen. In this case, I think the president failed to meet the standard that we would have expected a president to do at a time like that. "One way or the other, we're going to get that wall".

And Jeff Flake, the senator the president says no one knows, is nearly as "Never-Trump" as anyone in Congress right now.

The state's senators have reflected this unease with Trump's performance so far, with Sen. "As I said, we're not through, and in the long run the president's going to be pleased to work with the majority leader and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to accomplish what he wants to accomplish". There should be no place for hatred, bigotry, and racism in this country and he should have said that very clearly.

"Because there isn't this mutual respect back and forth, I think you'll see people like Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham and others lose some of that restraint", he said.

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At face value, the fact that the Republican president and the Republican leader in the Senate engaged in "a profane shouting match" is itself a dramatic development, to the extent that intra-party warfare may affect GOP policymakers' ability to govern in the Trump era.

"A partial government shutdown prompted by failure to pass appropriations is one thing; a threatened default is in a different galaxy", he added.

Even if it was just a simple way for the moderate Republican to parry a question she can't know the answer to, it comes as Trump is struggling with approval ratings under 40 percent and after a poll found that Collins may struggle in a gubernatorial primary.

To recap: A president who lost the popular vote, winning only 46 percent of the electorate, has picked fights with and/or been rebuked by some of the alt-right, the business community, organized labor, many if not most GOP senators, GOP moderates (in federal and state offices), the mainstream media, a chunk of the conservative media, the vast majority of nonwhite voters, a majority of college-educated whites, Rust Belt voters and independents.

On August 7, the report continues, Trump called Tillis on August 7 and reportedly brought up a bill he co-sponsored that will mandate a judicial review when and if special counsel Robert Mueller is fired.

Aides have said Republicans aren't close to coalescing around a Republican-only debt-ceiling bill.

GOP divided on Trump's shutdown threat; Dems opposed