Trump, the former President, voiced opposition to the Senate’s large bipartisan infrastructure bill. He said it would be difficult to support Republican legislators voting for the bill.

President Joe Biden, Democratic Senate leaders and a group of GOP senators have been negotiating for months to pass a sizable bipartisan infrastructure bill. A nearly $1 trillion package was created to finance roads, bridges and water infrastructure. The legislation now appears nearly ready to pass in the upper chamber of Congress.

“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill will go against the Republican Party during the 2022 and 2024 elections. Trump stated in an official statement that it would be difficult for him to endorse anyone who votes in favor of this deal.

Trump called the package a gift to Democrats, and argued it was only supported “RINOs”, an acronym that stands for “Republicans in Name Only.”

This terrible deal should be rejected by either the Senate or the House. Trump stated that Republicans should wait until after their Midterms to gain the strength needed to make a good deal.

Many political analysts believe that Republicans will take control of Congress after the midterm elections in 2022. The Senate control will also be at risk.

The Senate convened for a second consecutive weekend session as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, voiced his determination to pass the large package. Early Saturday afternoon, 18 Republican Senators–including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky–joined Democratic colleagues to vote in favor of cloture on a substitute amendment to move forward the nearly $1 trillion package.

At the end July, 17 GOP senators (including McConnell) voted to move the almost $1 trillion legislation. The deal was negotiated by a group of 10 Republican senators and 10 Democratic senators. The talks were led by Senator Rob Portman (an Ohio Republican) and Senator Kirsten Gilbrand (an Arizona Democrat).


Trump took aim at McConnell in his Saturday statement, questioning the intelligence of the Republican leader.

“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill has been a disgrace. “If Mitch McConnell were smart, which we haven’t seen any evidence of, he might use the debt limit card to negotiate a good package for infrastructure,” the ex-president stated.

Since the February Senate impeachment trial of Trump, tensions have been high between McConnell & Trump. Despite the fact that the GOP Senate leader refused to vote for Trump’s conviction, arguing that the trial was not constitutional, he condemned Trump for inciting his supporters against the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6.