Trump Slams Ryan, McConnell Over Debt Ceiling ‘Mess’

(CN) – President Donald Trump on Thursday took to Twitter to criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan for creating, what he described as a debt ceiling “mess” by refusing his advice.

The Twitter blast came less than 12 hours after both the White House and McConnell’s office issued statements denying a New York Times report about a feud between the president and the Senate leader that came to a head in a profanity-laced phone call between the two men.

The pair of tweets also came a day after Ryan had pushed back on Trump’s threat to shut down the government unless he gets money for his proposed southern border wall.

In the first tweet, the president wrote that he suggested to Ryan and McConnell that they attach a measure addressing the country’s borrowing limit to a just-passed veterans bill, which Trump said would have ensured “easy approval.”

In a second tweet, Trump criticized the GOP leaders for not tying the debt ceiling to the veterans bill, saying their refusal means “now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Could have been so easy-now a mess!”

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