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‘Chuck and Nancy’ Cancel on Trump, Clearing Way for GOP-Led Deal

Did Democratic leaders give up their leverage too soon by canceling a scheduled meeting with President Trump and GOP congressional leaders?

By NTK Staff | 11.28.2017 @1:59pm
‘Chuck and Nancy’ Cancel on Trump, Clearing Way for GOP-Led Deal

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) – “Chuck and Nancy” for short – may have given up their leverage by exiting a planned meeting with President Trump too soon.

The veteran Democratic leaders released a statement on Tuesday morning, calling their afternoon meeting with Trump a “show,” and canceling on the White House.

Their statement appeared to be a response to President Trump’s morning tweet, explaining that a deal is unlikely because “Chuck and Nancy “want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes.”

Schumer and Pelosi may have intended to send a message to the president by canceling the meeting expected to also include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), but they may have played into the Republicans’ hands.

Why?

Because the meeting will still happen, but with only Trump, Ryan, and McConnell.

Now, the Democratic leaders will be outside the room where it happens and will have their entire caucus on the outside looking in if the Republicans strike a deal on government spending, tax reform, immigration, and/or something else.

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