GOP rep: Trump did not make a ‘good deal’ on debt ceiling

GOP rep: Trump did not make a ‘good deal’ on debt ceiling
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A House Republican said Sunday that he does not think President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE’s agreement with Democratic leadership to raise the debt ceiling was “a good deal.”

“No I don’t think this was a good deal for the American taxpayer,” Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanOvernight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids Overnight Finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises 'entitlement reform' in 2018 House conservatives, Ryan inch closer toward spending deal MORE (R-Ohio) told “Fox News Sunday.” “We didn’t do anything to address the underlying 20 trillion debt problem.”

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Jordan’s comments come after Trump last week struck a deal with Democrats to fund the government for three months, raise the debt ceiling and provide aid to regions hit by Hurricane Harvey. The agreement, after minimal negotiation, surprised many Republicans. 

Jordan, a co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said he doesn’t focus on whether or not the deal is good for Democratic leadership.

“I don’t think it’s good for the American taxpayer. I don’t think it’s good for the American people,” he said.