Ex-Senator says 'Hateful' Trump Does Not Represent Party

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address to the nation from Fort Myer Virginia U.S

President Donald Trump picked a new fight on Thursday with his fellow Republicans, saying congressional leaders could have avoided a "mess" over raising the US debt ceiling if they had taken his advice.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump will keep fighting for his promised border wall, after the president threatened a government shutdown over the issue.

Both McConnell and Ryan have sought to downplay divisions with Trump - and talk of either any shutdown or a debt default, which would be the first in U.S. history.

Earlier in the day, the Democrats accused Trump of failing to deliver on his promise to build the border wall. The wall drama plays out as his decision to pour more troops and resources into Afghanistan risks disappointing supporters drawn by his pledges to cut U.S. military involvement overseas.

The threat was well received among his supporters, but hasn't gone down so well with his fellow Republican politicians who have hit back at the president.

The relationship between Trump and McConnell has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, according to more than a dozen people briefed by The New York Times.

His premise, for now, seems to be that a government shutdown would cause so much political pain for lawmakers that they would ultimately choose to pass a spending bill with money for the wall rather than continue to suffer the wrath of constituents bereft of government services. We can not allow that impression to go unchallenged.

"We don't need a government shutdown - that never ends well".

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The comments came after President Donald Trump said on Twitter that Congress could have avoided a "mess" if Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had taken his advice to link the debt ceiling and veterans' funding measure.

Trump's refusal to draw a clear line between himself and white nationalist groups has been the latest source of growing tension within the Republican Party. But conservatives in the House are demanding that steep spending cuts accompany any debt bill.

He basically posited that we are going to see more and more open conflict between Trump and congressional Republican leaders and that Trump is actually well positioned to win a fight against them.

Democrats are nearly uniformly opposed to paying for the border wall and their leaders are putting the onus for raising the government's borrowing authority on Republicans, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress.

"Republicans need to stop the chaos and sort themselves out in a hurry", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

At an event with Boeing employees in suburban Seattle, Ryan insisted Thursday that Congress would "pass legislation to make sure that we pay our debts".

Speaking on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" Thursday, Conway says Trump is "going to stick to building that wall and he wants the money to pay for it". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have not said if they want a clean bill.

At a rally Tuesday, Trump said: "If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall".

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