Paul Ryan Explains Why Trump Made Deal With Democrats

House Speaker Paul Ryan offered up an explanation for why President Trump sided with Democrats Wednesday in postponing a fight over government funding and the debt limit until December: the president didn’t want a “food fight.”

Trump wanted a “bipartisan response and not a food fight” he said at an event hosted by The New York Times.

“What the president didn’t want to do is have some partisan fight in the middle of the response to this,” Ryan said. “He wanted to make sure that in this moment of national crisis, where our country is getting hit by two horrible hurricanes, he wanted to have a bipartisan response and not a food fight and not the timing of the debt limit attached to this bill.”

Ryan agreed the extension was appropriate, especially for the markets.

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