Just ahead of Donald Trump going to Capitol Hill to try to garner votes for the GOP tax plan, the former reality show star and author (it was actually ghostwritten for him) of Art of the Deal, suggested that Washington can’t avoid a government shutdown because a deal can’t be reached with Democrats.
Trump is supposed to meet with Republican congressional leaders as well as Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), so of course, he insulted the Democrats.
“Meeting with “Chuck and Nancy” today about keeping government open and working,” Trump tweeted.
“Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don’t see a deal!”
Meeting with “Chuck and Nancy” today about keeping government open and working. Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don’t see a deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2017
Trump’s bizarre tweet just hours ahead of the meeting was noticed by Twitter users.
great way to kick off a meeting
— John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) November 28, 2017
Why the quotations clown?
— buffalodude (@bruhski131) November 28, 2017
So heading into a negotiation you publicly spread lies about people. Also you have to remember this isn’t a deal for a hotel, it’s American lives. It’s not a game.
— Michael Steele (@5thstreet315) November 28, 2017
That is such a lie!
— PHIL TOMLINSON (@RADARCADDIE) November 28, 2017
Twitter is not your diary
— Celia (@BeliaCoaz) November 28, 2017
Way to keep it positive, big guy
— Kevin (@aLakeEffect) November 28, 2017
The GOP Senate tax plan would harm the poor more than originally thought while giving substantial tax cuts and benefits to Americans earning more than $100,000 a year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The tax plan would gift the wealthy. You know, people just like Donald Trump and his cabinet which is filled with Goldman Sachs alumni.
“Chuck and Nancy” know this already.
As for the GOP, Republicans can only afford to lose two votes from their party. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Steve Daines of Montana are already a ‘no’ on the tax plan. Trump needs Democrats on his side and he just f-cked up big time.
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