‘It’s Time To Play The Hand’: Trump Urges McConnell Not To ‘Fold’ To Dems With The Debt Limit

[Image: 45th President Donald J. Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) -- October 16, 2017 -- ABC News YouTube video screenshot.]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday proposed a deal with his Democrat colleagues that would help them suspend the debt ceiling before the United States defaults.

McConnell, in a statement, said Republicans would help Democrats expedite the process known as reconciliation to address the debt limit, adding, Republicans would let Democrats pass an emergency debt limit extension at a fixed dollar amount, which would cover current spending levels into December.

Senator Mitch McConnell issued the following statement on Twitter Wednesday:

Following McConnell’s statement, 45th President Donald Trump reacted in statement via email from his “Save America” PAC.

“Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again. He’s got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it’s time to play the hand,” Trump advised.

“Don’t let them destroy our Country!” he urged. Continued Below

As reported by The Epoch Times:

The proposal seeks to quench Democrat complaints that Republicans may seek to delay a reconciliation vote, making it a risky maneuver because the U.S. faces a crisis if the ceiling isn’t suspended or raised by Oct. 18, while reinforcing McConnell’s position that most Republicans won’t vote with Democrats to address the limit.

Democrats were facing the prospect of being unable to muster 60 votes to bypass a filibuster on a House of Representatives bill that would suspend the ceiling until December 2022. A procedural vote on the measure was expected to happen on Wednesday afternoon.

Party leaders have repeatedly exhorted Republicans not to filibuster the bill but McConnell and other top GOP senators say Democrats should turn to reconciliation, which the party has already used once this year and plans to use at least once more to ram through a mammoth, multitrillion spending package.

Screenshot of President Donald Trump’s email statement:

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