But even that lap-elephants has its limits, it turns out.
Mitch McConnell promised that he would not bring any vote to the Senate floor that Trump wouldn’t commit to signing.
Now, after rightly getting blamed for the last shutdown (that Trump himself promised to take ownership of and not blame the Democrats), and up for re-election himself in 2020, McConnell has had enough. He was warned Trump that he cannot hold back a Republican Senate revolt and that, if Trump vetoes the new deal, there are more than 70 bipartisan votes in the Senate to override the veto.
Complete loss for Trump.
In the final deal, the Democrats even chopped back the border security appropriation from $1.6 billion that Trump had originally agreed to in December before Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh made fun of him, to $1.375 billion that he will now be forced to live with.
So now it is two humiliating, crushing defeats back-to-back and Nancy has only been running the house for six weeks.
So much winning!
April 12, 2017