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 Slideshow AP The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump Congress: The American People Voted for a Republican Government, But You Wouldn't Know It

Slideshow AP The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump Congress: The American People Voted for a Republican Government, But You Wouldn't Know It

By The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

The American people may think they elected a Republican government last November, but it’s increasingly hard to tell. The latest evidence came Wednesday when President Trump accepted a Democratic offer to raise the federal debt ceiling for a mere three months in return for $8 billion for Hurricane Harvey relief.

“We had a very good meeting with [Democratic leaders] Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. We agreed to a three-month extension on debt ceiling, ” Mr. Trump said Wednesday aboard Air Force One on his way to a rally in North Dakota.

“So we have an extension, which will go out to December 15. That will include the debt ceiling, that will include the CRs [to fund the government] and it will include Harvey—the amount of money to be determined, but it will include—because everyone is in favor obviously of taking care of that situation,” he added. “So we all very much agree.”

Ah, dogs and cats living together.

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