Today’s presser by President Trump isn’t being helpful they feel….
After two years?
They KNOW Trump isn’t the deal maker he says he is, nor is he gonna make thing easy with them by his uncompromising tactics….
Both parties lawmakers want to keep the government running and another ACTUALLY wants to give Donald Trump over $5 billion for a steel or concrete wall that American taxpayers would be paying for….
Trump seems to NOT WANT to compromise to make a deal…
THAT seems to put House Speaker in a position to NOT be able to compromise ….
Republicans are urging President Trump to step back, for now, from the negotiations to prevent a second partial government shutdown.
The president is offering a running, real-time commentary about the conference committee tasked with breaking the months-long stalemate between the White House and congressional Democrats, frustrating lawmakers who worry Trump is complicating already difficult talks.
In a tweet on Thursday, Trump warned that Republicans on the panel might be “wasting their time.”
He later added during a rollercoaster White House appearance before reporters that he “won’t even look” at a deal that didn’t including funding for his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
GOP senators say Trump should stick to the sidelines and let the bipartisan group of appropriators, known for their ability to cut deals, get to work.
“I think it would be more worthwhile and effective if the president would allow some space for these negotiations to occur and not be doing commentary at this point,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).
Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican, said he hoped Trump’s skepticism was “wrong” and that the president was just “trying to set expectations low.”
Asked if the president should give negotiators some space, Thune added: “I think it’s good to let them do their thing and see what they can come up with.”
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), asked about Trump’s belief that Republicans are wasting their time, said she was trying to “urge success” and that the conference committee should “be empowered to do their work.”
The 17 lawmakers negotiating a possible deal have their work cut out for them.
They have little time to reach an agreement, and must negotiate in the shadow of Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Those two political giants, who had several standoffs during the shutdown that ended last weekend, held dueling press outings on Thursday….