White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney took the rostrum at Tuesday’s press briefing to blast Democrats for pushing again on President Trump’s “tremendous” finances proposal. “They wanted a shutdown,” Mulvaney stated of Democrats. “We know that. They were desperate to make this administration look like we couldn’t function, like we couldn’t govern.”
Despite Democrats’ dangerous conduct, Mulvaney claimed Trump “out-negotiated” them anyway. Mulvaney insisted the invoice that Congress agreed on late Sunday to fund the federal government via September accommodates no “new money” for Puerto Rico, no renewable power subsidies, and no “ObamaCare bailout money,” all of which Democrats needed. Unlike the Democrats, Mulvaney stated Trump “delivered on his promises and got his priorities funded,” together with extra money for protection, border safety, and faculty selection. The invoice doesn’t embrace funding for a brand new border wall, amongst other priorities Trump had promised.
When pushed by reporters on why — if Democrats have been those who needed the shutdown — Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday that the nation “needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September,” Mulvaney dismissed the tweet as venting. Mulvaney recommended that Trump is “frustrated” with Democrats who “went out there to spike the football and make him look bad.”
Mulvaney warned that if Democrats “aren’t going to behave any better” come September, when the funding invoice expires, then a shutdown simply may be “inevitable.” Catch a snippet of Mulvaney’s impassioned remarks under. Becca Stanek
OMB Dir Mulvaney on Democrats: They needed a shutdown…They have been determined to make this administration appear to be we could not perform. pic.twitter.com/A4wpaj6LeT
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