President Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix on August 22, in which he threatened a government shutdown and criticized Republican lawmakers, isn’t going to help Congress get things done in September.
Lindsey McPherson, who covers the House for Roll Call, explains how Trump complicated matters.
- 7 Ways Trump’s Arizona Speech Complicates Congress’ Fall Agenda
- Ryan Doesn’t See Trump Debt Ceiling Tweet As Personal Attack
- Ryan: Shutdown Unnecessary but Continuing Resolution Is Needed
- Democrats Warn Trump Against Shutdown, Remain Opposed to Border Wall
Speaker Ryan today was a Trump tweet target for the first time since the campaign; he didn’t take it as an attack https://t.co/Ir4B6h5gLk
— Lindsey McPherson (@lindsemcpherson) August 24, 2017
— John T. Bennett (@BennettJohnT) August 23, 2017