In a pair of tweets targeting “Mitch M” and “Paul R,” Trump accused them of creating “a mess” in the challenge Congress faces to raise the federal debt ceiling when lawmakers return from recess in September.
The U.S. Treasury is due to hit the debt ceiling at some point in October, and a failure to raise it to pay the government’s bills could spur financial chaos. But hard-core conservative Republicans in Congress could block raising the ceiling by insisting such legislation include big cuts in federal spending.
Trump has repeatedly lambasted GOP lawmakers for supposedly not working with him on legislative priorities, such as the debt ceiling and tax reform. Yet his lack of overtures toward them and continuing attacks perhaps are further worsening relations.
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