Trump courting Democrats on tax reform

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Last week, he backed up that promise.

"Schumer said in an interview with The New York Times" "The New Washington" podcast that the president called him to celebrate positive news coverage of their deal.

Ryan said, "He (Trump) wanted to make sure that in this moment of national crisis, where our country is getting hit by two awful hurricanes, he wanted to have a bipartisan response and not a food fight on the timing of the debt limit attached to this (relief) bill".

Republicans now understand they aren't dealing with a typical Republican president (populism before the party), and Democrats now realize that, on occasion, they can deal with the Trump White House to solve some problems.

Republicans are furious at Trump. He's not even a Republican, although that may be his latest party registration. The GOP could turn to other things that might be doable - infrastructure, a fix for the Obamacare exchanges, etc. But so far throughout 2017, major legislative wins have been non-existent.

Then Thursday morning, at Pelosi's request, Trump posted a reassuring tweet, "For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!"

It should be no surprise that the author of "The Art of the Deal" is a dealmaker. On Tuesday, Democrats will release new data attacking the Trump administration's plan to repeal the estate tax as a benefit for a handful of the wealthiest American households - and at odds with his populist agenda. He is not an ideologue. The more serious question was raising the debt ceiling, which is required when the government no longer has funds to pay its bills.

Since the election, however, little has changed within the halls of Congress. Just put something on his desk for his signature.

In April, McCaskill voted against Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. But the deal humiliated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., whose well-founded concerns went ignored by Trump. Because Republicans want to pass tax reform with a simple majority and bypass a Democratic filibuster, they have to pass a 2018 budget first.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, a formidable bloc in the House, have said they will not support the budget until they see the tax reform plan and want the resolution to contain more cuts to federal spending than the $203 billion over a decade that it already contains.

On the other hand, Ohio U.S. Sen.

The deal that Schumer and Pelosi struck with Trump ensures that debate will play out repeatedly over the coming year.

"I think most everyone can agree that Americans should keep more of their money than the government", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said earlier in the day.

The governor refuses to give up, continuing to meet with business leaders around the state to enlist their support in finding financial solutions that will end the constant instability in the state government's budgets.

However frightening the prospect of "Dear Leader" Trump might be, if he can find enough common ground with Democrats and Republican moderates, we might just see a breakthrough on a whole host of important legislation. "I'm looking forward to talking to President Trump again about my ideas and ways we can work together on this issue". I think there's a song that says that.