Schumer Taunts Trump’s Budget Fury: ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reminded President Donald Trump of his own campaign theme song during remarks on the five-month budget agreement reached between Republicans and Democrats: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

The deal, which includes billions of dollars in military spending and border security, nonetheless doesn’t include funding for Trump’s beloved border wall, nor cuts to a slew of agencies threatened by the White House’s original budget proposal.

On Twitter Tuesday, Trump suggested changing the Senate’s filibuster rules, or simply shutting down the government, seemingly out of frustration.

“I want to respond to the President’s latest tweets about the bipartisan, bicameral deal we just reached to fund the government through September,” Schumer said from the Senate floor. “Now, members of both parties worked very hard to come to this agreement, and there was a real spirit of cooperation.”

“The President has been complaining about a lack of bipartisanship in Washington,” he added later. “Well, this deal is exactly how Washington should work when it is bipartisan. Both parties negotiated and came to an agreement on a piece of legislation that we can each support. It is truly a shame that the President is degrading it because he didn’t get 100 percent of what he wanted. Bipartisanship is best summed up by the Rolling Stones: You can’t always get what you want, or at least everything you want.”

The remark recalled Trump’s campaign rallies, which often closed with the Rolling Stones’ classic.

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