Schumer says US budget deal doable if Trump stays out of it

April 23, 2017 19:44
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday he believes lawmakers could reach a short-term US budget deal by Friday if President Donald Trump did not meddle in their talks with "poison pill" demands like funding for a border wall.

"I am hopeful that we can get a budget done," Schumer said at a news conference. "The only fly in the ointment is that the president is being a little heavy-handed, and mixing in and asking for things such as the (border) wall."

"So we'd ask him to let us do our work, not throw in some last-minute poison pills that could undo it and we could get this done."

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