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Trump encourages Republicans not to support ‘the Democrat plan’


Donald Trump encourages Republicans not to support ‘the Democrat plan’ warning that it will ‘push our country towards socialism!’

  • Former President Donald Trump pressured Republicans not to support President Joe Biden’s agenda in a sentence-long statement sent out Sunday 
  • ‘The Democrat plan, if approved at any level, will push our Country towards socialism!’ Trump said 
  • The ex-president was likely referring to the $3.5 trillion budget bill Democrats continue to negotiate – though are expected to pass without Republican support 


Former President Donald Trump pressured Republicans not to support President Joe Biden‘s agenda in a sentence-long statement sent out Sunday. 

‘The Democrat plan, if approved at any level, will push our Country towards socialism!’ Trump said.  

The ex-president was likely referring to the $3.5 trillion budget bill Democrats continue to negotiate – though are expected to pass without Republican support.      

Former President Donald Trump sent out a statement Sunday warning Republicans not to work with Democrats 

'The Democrat plan, if approved at any level, will push our Country towards socialism!' Trump said

‘The Democrat plan, if approved at any level, will push our Country towards socialism!’ Trump said

That bill contains a number of liberal goodies including climate change provisions, universal pre-K, child care assistance, tuition-free community college, paid medical and family leave, the extension of the child tax credit and enhanced Medicare coverage.  

Senate Democrats will use the process of reconciliation in the Senate to bypass the filibuster – when 60 votes are needed. 

Still, Biden has had trouble getting every Democratic senator on board, with the primary hold-outs being Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. 

Trump could also be trying to tank Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill. 

That $1.2 trillion piece of legislation already passed the Senate but is being held up in the House by progressives – who want moderate Democrats to vote for the larger, $3.5 trillion package.      

House Democrats could pass this bill unilaterally too, but it was initially expected to get some Republican support. 

In the Senate, the infrastructure bill passed 69-30.  

With the infrastructure bill already out of the Senate – and Democrats planning to use reconciliation to pass the other Biden bill – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is using a needed debt ceiling vote to put pressure on the process. 

‘There is no chance, no chance the Republican conference will go out of our way to help Democrats conserve their time and energy, so they can resume ramming through partisan socialism as fast as possible,’ McConnell said Wednesday. 

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the U.S. will be unable to pay its bills starting October 18 if Congress fails to act. 

Trump has repeatedly told Republicans not to offer Biden any help.   

‘It is a loser for the USA, a terrible deal, and makes the Republicans look weak, foolish, and dumb,’ Trump said in a July statement, trying to convince GOP senators not to cross the aisle and vote in favor of infrastructure. 

‘It shouldn’t be done. It sets an easy glidepath for Dems to then get beyond what anyone thought was possible in future legislation. … Don’t do it Republicans – Patriots will never forget! If this deal happens, lots of primaries will be coming your way!’ he said.  

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