Outside the Box: Trump’s debt deal with Democrats is anything but normal

Democrats, don’t be fooled by Donald Trump.

The president surprised both Republicans and Democrats this week when he accepted the Democrats’ terms to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and extend government spending for three months, while also providing aid to states affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Trump’s decision to side with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over Republican leaders in Congress threatens to drive a wedge between the president and congressional Republicans. In fact, Democrats tried to avoid openly gloating, out of fear that Trump might back out of a deal that left the GOP shocked and infuriated.

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