Trump-Democrat Spat Threatens Bipartisan Lawmaking
After President Donald Trump stormed out of a White House meeting yesterday with Democratic leaders — following an accusation by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he’s “engaged in a cover-up” — observers are wondering if the potential for bipartisan legislating is over. While trillion-dollar issues like infrastructure remain pressing, the evolving dispute between Trump and Democrats over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report could complicate efforts to strike deals.
What else is at stake? Trump’s threat to end cooperation with Democrats could also imperil negotiations over government spending, as well as the approval of a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement.