Former President Donald Trump has released an angry new statement about infrastructure spending negotiations in the Senate, where moderate Republicans have struck a deal with Democrats and the Biden administration as Democratic leaders also work on an additional, broader spending plan. The secondary plan would cover so-called “human infrastructure,” including areas like child care and home healthcare. Referencing deliberations over how to cover costs of the plans, Trump insisted that it’s “Very important that Senate Republicans not allow our hard-earned tax reductions to be terminated or amended,” ranting later on that “[Republican In Name Only] Republicans should stop negotiating the infrastructure deal” altogether.
Trump also claimed that so-called “fake infrastructure proposals” that Democrats have put forward would largely cover “the ridiculous Green New Deal Marxist agenda.” Can he even define what that means? It’s unclear. Obviously, however, claiming that agenda items like removing lead water pipes make up some covert, “Marxist” plan is just ridiculous. Democrats have also sought, among other aims, to expand broadband internet accessibility for rural communities. Would Trump characterize that proposal as “Marxist” too? He’s inept and completely out of his depth.
He ranted as follows:
‘Very important that Senate Republicans not allow our hard-earned tax reductions to be terminated or amended in an upward trajectory in any way, shape, or form. They should not be making deals on increasing taxes for the fake infrastructure proposals being put forward by Democrats, almost all of which goes to the ridiculous Green New Deal Marxist agenda. Keep the Trump Administrations tax cuts just where they are… Also, RINO Republicans should stop negotiating the infrastructure deal—you are just being played by the Radical Left Democrats—they will give you nothing!’
“RINO” stands for “Republican In Name Only,” and it’s one of many petulant insults that Trump has used for his political opponents during his time in the spotlight. Meanwhile, those in the Senate like Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who insist on trying to find common ground with Republicans before moving forward on most agenda items, could do well to pay attention to the former president’s remarks. Bipartisanship is not on the agenda of most Republicans.
Read Trump’s remarks by clicking into the post below:
Trump to Senate Republicans: "stop negotiating the infrastructure deal" pic.twitter.com/tVH15A7UHk
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