Trump calls GOP senators to withdraw from negotiations over Biden’s $1.2trillion spending proposal


Former President Donald Trump has called for Senate Republicans to pull out of negotiations over President Biden’s $1.2trillion spending proposal.

In a statement posted to the social media platform Gab on Friday night, Trump warned that ‘RINO Republicans’ were ‘just being played by the Radical Left Democrats’.

‘They will give you nothing!’ Trump stated in his message.

‘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.’ 

Former President Trump has demanded Senate Republicans pull out of negotiations with President Biden’s $1.2 trillion spending proposal

Trump's statement, posted to Gab, is part of a continuation of a return to the public eye following rallies in Cleveland in June and Sarasota, Florida last weekend

Trump’s statement, posted to Gab, is part of a continuation of a return to the public eye following rallies in Cleveland in June and Sarasota, Florida last weekend

‘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,’ Trump continued.  

‘Keep the Trump Administration tax cuts just as they are,’ Trump demanded. ‘Do not allow tax increases. Thinking about it, I have never seen anything so easy to win politically. Also, RINO Republicans should stop negotiating the infrastructure deal – you are just being played by the Radical Left Democrats – they will give you nothing!’

Trump’s statement is part of a continuation of a return to the public eye following rallies in Cleveland in June and Sarasota, Florida, last weekend.  

Biden paid a visit to the Midwest in order to garner support for his spending plan, while asking the American people to back congressional Democrats who would be crucial in next year’s 2022 midterm elections.   

Biden announced with a group of 10 bipartisan lawmakers last month they had reached a deal on infrastructure. From left are, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Biden, Sen, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah

Biden announced with a group of 10 bipartisan lawmakers last month they had reached a deal on infrastructure. From left are, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Biden, Sen, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah

Biden visited Crystal Lake, Illinois, and La Crosse, Wisconsin – both battleground congressional district that narrowly went Democratic.  

Last month, Biden held a news conference outside the White House where he managed to reach a tentative deal on his spending plan with a bipartisan group of senators. 

They include several who are sometimes labelled ‘RINOs,’ or ‘Republicans in name only’ and include Senator Mitt Romney of Utah; Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a protest outside the White House last month where she demanded that Biden include more climate initiatives in the package

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a protest outside the White House last month where she demanded that Biden include more climate initiatives in the package

But despite the bipartisan discussions, Biden – in addition to opposition from Trump and his supporters – also faces opposition from the far left of his own party in trying to get his spending plan through Congress.

But Democrats have also spoken out against the bipartisan deal including Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state. 

Both have accused the president of getting rid of assistance for lower-income Americans in order to get more Republicans interested in his plan. 

‘The president can say he’s bipartisan, he can go out and support the deal, but at the end of the day, if he wants it, he’s going to have to support our priorities,’ Jayapal, chairwoman of the House Progressive Caucus, told The New York Times last month.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, meanwhile, joined a protest outside the White House last month where she demanded that Biden include more climate initiatives in the package. 

Reporters surround Biden and a bipartisan group of 10 senators at the White House last month

Reporters surround Biden and a bipartisan group of 10 senators at the White House last month

THE BREAKDOWN: HOW BIDEN PLANS TO PAY FOR HIS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

• Reduce the IRS tax gap – Raising a net of $100billion when $40 billion is invested in enforcement 

• Unemployment insurance program integrity – $72 billion when $8 billion invested

• Redirect unused unemployment insurance relief funds- $80 billion

• Repurpose unused relief funds from 2020 emergency relief legislation – $80 billion

• State and local investment in broadband infrastructure – $20billion

• Allow states to sell or purchase unused toll credits for infrastructure – $30billion

• Extend expiring customs user fees – $6.1billion

• Reinstate Superfund fees for chemicals – $13 billion

• 5G spectrum auction proceeds – $65 billion 

• Extend mandatory sequester – $9.2 billion

• Strategic petroleum reserve sale – $6 billion

• Public-private partnerships, private activity bonds, direct pay bonds and asset recycling for infrastructure investment – $100 billion

• Macroeconomic impact of infrastructure investment

TOTAL: $584.3 BILLION 



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