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Trump’s Compromise with the Democrats from a Catholic Perspective

Posted by seumasach on September 16, 2017

The real question here is why the Democrats want a deal with Trump rather than the other way round. After all,  he’s a “Russian agent” who they intend to impeach. Aren’t they somewhat weakening their case? Is the revival of  discussions on a new START treaty with Russia connected with this? Has the focus shifted from what the Democrats have got on Trump to what Trump has got on the Democrats?

Catholic Filter

9th September, 2017

On September 6, President Trump surprised many political observers when he agreed to compromise with Congressional Democratic leaders Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi and make a three-part deal that provided hurricane relief to Texas, raised the national debt ceiling, and funded government operations until December. Trump justified his decision to strike a bargain with Democratic Congressional leaders rather than work with those of his own Republican Party by saying it was “very good” for the country.

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