But back home in Kentucky, McConnell mostly praised Trump with this being the closest he got to criticism: "I'm a little concerned about some trade rhetoric, not only by the president who succeeded but by people running against him". The Treasury Department has been employing emergency measures to delay default. "We need to be able to pay our debts". That could hurt the United States' credit rating, cause financial turmoil, harm the US economy and possibly trigger a recession.
House Republican Tom Cole sounded a warning call to Trump, saying on CNN that shutting down the government is "always a mistake" that "shows political dysfunction", especially when the president's party controls Congress. Trump said they didn't do it and "now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up". "Could have been so easy-now a mess!"
In a Friday morning rant it took President Trump just eleven minutes to go from lamenting that eight Democrats control the Senate thanks to the filibuster and he won't be able to get any bills passed, to bragging that he has passed more bills than nearly any other president. The person said McConnell questions whether Trump is capable of righting his struggling presidency.
The White House on Thursday called Corker's statement about the president "a ridiculous and outrageous claim". "Not one", McConnell said last April. "We will pass the increase before we hit the debt limit".
But the pressure to come up with some deal, even one that gives Trump just a pyrrhic victory on the wall, could be substantial come October 1 when agencies close their doors.
"I don't think a government shutdown's necessary, and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included", Ryan said. "Certainly there are going to be some policy differences, but there are also a lot of shared goals and that's what we're focused on".
So now he wants American taxpayers to foot the bill, and this last week he threatened to shut down the entire government if Congress doesn't include wall funding in a debt ceiling bill that must be signed into law by September 30, when the government's authorization to spend money runs out.
"On this threat of the government shutdown if Congress doesn't secure funding for this wall, how is that not a concession from this White House that Mexico isn't actually going to pay for this wall and American taxpayers will?" a reporter asked.
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But how those players actually react to these opportunities, as with any trade , can only play out in real-time. There are several ways to look at this trade , but I will say on the surface that Boston got the best deal.
Trump adds: "That should NEVER have happened!"
In the grand scheme of things, the cost of Trump's wall is easily within America's reach.
If the debt ceiling is not raised, the government would not be able to borrow more money or pay its bills, including payments on its debts, which could hurt the US credit rating. The warning about a possible USA downgrade seemed less dire and narrower in scope than one issued on Wednesday by Fitch Ratings.
Freedom Caucus members have no real leverage to force legislative changes, but if they won't vote for what's known as a "clean" debt ceiling increase - one that is not attached to spending cuts or any other bills - that puts some leverage in the hands of congressional Democrats, whose votes GOP leaders will be counting on to get an increase done.
"The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!"
In July 2016, Donald Trump trailed Hillary Clinton by as many as 10 percentage points in general election polling, and some pundits began to wonder if the GOP would consider abandoning him for a more palatable nominee.
"Trade is a victor for America", McConnell told Kentucky farmers and lawmakers.