Trump issues warning to GOP lawmakers working on deal with Dems: ‘You are just being played’

Former President Donald Trump urged Capitol Hill Republicans to walk away from any deal proposed by Democrats to pass an infrastructure bill.

A $1.2 billion infrastructure package has garnered some bipartisan support. Democrats also have a larger package they want to pass crammed with liberal priorities that at this point has no GOP support.

Trump issued a statement Friday urging Republicans to walk away from the promise of a bipartisan deal.

“Very important that Senate Republicans not allow our hard-earned tax reductions to be terminated or amended in an upward trajectory in any way, shape, or form,” he said in a statement.

“They should not be making deals on increasing taxes for the fake infrastructure proposals being put forward by Democrats, almost all of which goes to the ridiculous Green New Deal Marxist agenda. Keep the Trump Administrations tax cuts just where they are. Do not allow tax increases,” Trump went on.

“RINO Republicans should stop negotiating the infrastructure deal — you are just being played by the Radical Left Democrats — they will give you nothing!” Trump said, using the acronym for “Republican in name only.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the $1.2 trillion package has a chance of passage, according to The Hill.

“If that’s credibly paid for, as opposed to adding it to the debt, I think there’s a way forward on that portion of it,” McConnell said Tuesday.

He promised a “hell of a fight” if Democrats try to jam through the larger package — which will support child-care spending and other Democratic priorities — with no Republicans on board.

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