Politico – Trump aides predicting ‘brutal’ September

The President’s recent public excoriation of Majority Leader is not likely to win him more fans in the Senate, where McConnell enjoys strong support from Republicans.

August 14, 2017

‘Inside President Donald Trump’s White House, no one seems to be looking forward to September.

Senior officials have described the coming month as “brutal,” “bad” or “really tough” because of the confluence of complicated issues — but they also say it’s pivotal to getting the presidency back on course.

Aides hope to have a better blueprint for how the president wants to proceed on a series of thorny issues — the nation’s debt ceiling, the 2018 federal budget, tax reform, infrastructure spending and perhaps another stab at repealing Obamacare — after a series of meetings in New York this week.’

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