Hey, I thought Donald Trump had made new friends in Congress.
Didn’t he once say he and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were partners in an effort to actually get some legislation approved?
He called ’em Chuck and Nancy. He supposedly worked out an agreement with them to keep the government functioning until early December.
Now, though, the friendship is on the rocks. Surprised? Neither am I.
He said today that he didn’t see a deal in the making that would prevent a government shutdown. Chuck and Nancy were supposed to go to the White House to meet with Republican congressional leaders … and the president.
Then they backed out. They left their chairs empty at the White House conference room table.
Who’s to blame for the scuttling of this friendship? Who among them is the most stubborn? POTUS or Chuck and Nancy?
Here’s what needs to happen, though. The government funding measure is set to expire a week from this coming Friday. If the two sides don’t rekindle their friendship, then the feds are going to shut down the government.
This kind of brinkmanship is not why voters elect these people. It’s damn sure not why they sign on to “serve the public.”
Can’t they all be friends … again?