Trump's turn to Democrats: A reflection of temporary pique or a larger breach with Republicans? - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Thu Sep 07 17:01:13 EDT 2017
President Trump’s startling alliance with Democrats stemmed from his building frustration with Republican leaders’ inability to secure the legislative victories he assumed would come more swiftly — but its genesis is far more certain that its potential for success. The new relationship saw its first result on Thursday. The Senate advanced legislation based on Trump’s deal Wednesday with the Democratic leaders, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, to extend until Dec. 8 the government’s debt limit and funding, and to offer the first billions in relief money for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Trump also indicated his interest in working with Schumer on a longer-term deal: to ..

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