Unsurprisingly, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer is backing out of his deal with President Trump in regards to border wall funding.
Schumer himself didn’t even make the announcement reversal personally. It was revealed by one of his aides Tuesday morning, claiming the deal for higher funding is off the table.
Politico reports the following:
“Chuck Schumer is taking his big spending boost for Donald Trump’s border wall off the table.
The Senate minority leader, through an aide, informed the White House on Monday that he was retracting the offer he made last week to give Trump well north of the $1.6 billion in wall funding Trump had asked for this year, according to two Democrats. And now they say Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign promise.
Schumer “took it off,” said Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “He called the White House yesterday and said it’s over.””