Rep. Donalds Backs Trump's Stance on Debt Ceiling as Sign of Strength

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  • 05/22/2023

Former President Donald Trump's contradictory position on whether to use the debt ceiling as a "negotiating wedge" depending on if he is in the White House or out of office is not absurd but a sign of his success as a negotiator, Rep. Byron Donalds told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

The Florida Republican explained to the show's host, Chuck Todd, that Trump is "always negotiating. That's what he does. And it's actually one of the reasons why so many deals for our country worked out to our benefit, as compared to his predecessors, both Republican and Democrat, because he's always negotiating."

Todd had expressed what he considered an absurd stance that Trump could say, "I can't imagine anybody ever even thinking of using the debt ceiling as a negotiating wedge" when he was president and now stating that his fellow Republicans should do just that now that he is not in office.

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