Sep 07, 2017
Trump: Done Deal

“Why is anyone really and truly surprised about what has happened here? The President of the United States is a man of the moment — he lives for the headline, he lives for the cable hour, he lives for the win. The personal is political, the political is personal. He will do anything to achieve even a momentary win (and) this is much more than a momentary win. He just has an affinity for Chuck Schumer that he is never going to have for Mitch McConnell. Jim, you’ve covered the Hill for years. Am I off base in that estimation?” asks Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle of Axios co-founder/CEO Jim VandeHei as the panel talks about President Donald Trump’s deal with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to tie emergency funding for hurricane relief with measures that would raise the debt ceiling and keep the government open for three months, to the consternation of some Republicans. Listen in on the conversation here.