GOP senator: Decisions on bills not made based on if they hurt or help Trump or Biden

North Dakota Sen. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerMcConnell leaves GOP in dark on debt ceiling Advocates see pilot program to address inequalities from highways as crucial first step The Memo: Rising costs a growing threat for Biden MORE (R) said on Sunday that he doesn’t make decisions on proposed bills based on whether they hurt or help President BidenJoe BidenManchin to vote to nix Biden's vaccine mandate for larger businesses Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight Senate cuts deal to clear government funding bill MORE or former President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE

On NBC’s “Meet The Press,” host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddHealth officials warn against jumping to conclusions on omicron Cohen says Weisselberg not 'key' to Trump case Cohen says Trump will lose if he runs in 2024 MORE asked Cramer about the senator being the subject of recent attacks from Trump for his support of Biden’s infrastructure bill. 

"I don't make my decision on legislation based on whether it hurts or helps Donald Trump or whether it hurts or helps Joe Biden," Cramer told Todd. 

"Unfortunately, right now, a lot of the rhetoric is centered around, as much as anything, 'This gave Joe Biden a victory.' Whether he gets a victory or not, I happen to believe that ... not every transaction in Washington requires a loser," he added.

Trump recently attacked Republican lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCongress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight House sets up Senate shutdown showdown Biden says he doesn't believe a government shutdown will happen MORE (R-K.Y.), for supporting and voting for Biden’s infrastructure package. 

Cramer explained that, as a member of Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, he “helped write a good part of this bill,” adding that he had a “healthy conversation” with Trump about the legislation. 

“I was advocating for it long before Mr. McConnell announced his support for it, so he didn't induce me in any way,” Cramer told Todd. “President Trump and I had a pretty healthy conversation about it after a previous national television appearance where I talked about the merits of the bill.” 

Cramer’s comments come after House Democrats on Friday were able to pass the social spending and climate bill as part of Biden’s Build Back Better plan by a 220-213 vote.