But Democrats will insist that the package not be, for example, all tax breaks to investors.
“We’re not going to oppose something simply because it has the name Trump on it, but we will certainly not sacrifice our principles just to get something done,” he said.
Schumer also said Democrats can find common ground with the incoming president on trade, saying he doesn’t agree with all of Trump’s proposed solutions but does agree with his “diagnosis.”
He noted that he has already had four or five conversations with Trump on his cellphone — most of them informal but cordial, like the time Trump called him on Thanksgiving Day, as Schumer passed by the president-elect’s golf course in the Bronx in New York City on his way to visit family in Connecticut.
One issue where Schumer and Trump will possibly butt heads is Russia: Trump has publicly doubted whether the country interfered in the U.S. vote. Schumer, on the other hand, was part of a bipartisan group of senators calling for a select committee whose sole purpose would be to investigate Russian meddling in this year’s elections.
“They know that Sen. McConnell had not come out for it, so they’re keeping their powder dry. But the informal chatter I get is they think it’s a good idea,” he said.
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