Will the Deplorables Convince Trump to Abandon Paul Ryan’s Bad Budget?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

We were told Donald Trump would sign the Paul Ryan budget.

Then people responded.

No one should be surprised that the man who insisted we would get tired of winning so much would hesitate to cut the enthusiasm out of his base.

While many would still be happy Hillary lost the presidency.

There wouldn’t be a reason to be excited about Donald Trump.

CNBC reports, “Trump threatens to veto omnibus spending bill over DACA and the border wall.

President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to veto the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill already passed by Congress, only hours before government funding would lapse.

The about-face comes a day after White House had said Trump would sign the legislation despite his misgivings. The government will shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday if Trump does not sign a funding bill into law.

In a tweet, Trump said he is “considering a VETO” because the proposal does not extend protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants or fully fund his proposed border wall.

The president’s tweet throws more chaos into the process to keep the government running, even after it looked like Trump’s signature would only be a formality. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney answered “yes” on Thursday when asked if Trump would sign the bill.

“Why? Because it funds his priorities,” he told reporters.


House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had worked this week to win Trump’s support for the plan. He described it as a win for the president because it boosts Defense Department funding by about $80 billion, authorizes more money to fight the opioid crisis and puts more funding toward border enforcement.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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