Trump Blasts GOP Congress- “They Threw In the Towel”
Once again, Donald Trump minces no words.
He flat out nails it.
The Republican Congress completely caved on the budget deal.
To avoid the optics of a government shut down, the Republicans gave Democrats a Christmas gift on the budget.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump excoriated House Republicans for passing a $1.1 trillion funding bill on Friday, claiming they “threw in the towel” to avoid a government shutdown.
“If anyone needs more evidence of why the American people are suffering at the hands of their own government, look no further than the budget deal announced by Speaker Ryan,” Trump said in a statement to ABC News.
“In order to avoid a government shutdown, a cowardly threat from an incompetent president, the elected Republicans in Congress threw in the towel and showed absolutely no budget discipline.”
The House easily passed the spending bill on Friday in a 316-113 vote, which featured the support of 150 Republicans in a major victory for new Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), whose leadership team whipped furiously in support of the bill.
The idea of Republicans as fiscal conservatives is dead.
With this rubber stamp deal, the Republican Congress seriously damaged the Republican brand.
Much more so than an outspoken Donald Trump.
Common sense fiscally responsible voters aren’t going to forget this one.