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 TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' 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 JordanMore than 100 ex-Ohio State students share allegations of sexual misconduct by doctor: AP The Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership 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.