President Donald Trump will host House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for dinner at the White House on Thursday evening, according to the President’s schedule.
The dinner comes during a tense time for Trump and the GOP leader. Trump on Wednesday undercut Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who were pushing for an 18-month debt limit extension, to side with Democratic leaders proposing just a three-month hike in the debt ceiling. The move left Republican in Congress incredibly frustrated.
Trump’s relationship with Republican leaders already seemed tenuous before he cut a deal with the Democrats. The President’s feud with McConnell spilled into public view in August, with both leaders taking jabs at each other after the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare. Trump had also openly criticized Ryan on Twitter, setting up Republicans in Congress to take the fall if Trump’s agenda falters in September.