Trump sides with congressional Democrats on Harvey relief

The deal struck increases the debt limit, funding the government for 3 more months.
1:47 | 09/07/17

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In the meantime, we turn to the other major news, president trump and a deal made today in the oval office. A deal with the Democrats. Many Republicans tonight are not happy. ABC's Mary Bruce on the hill for us. Reporter: In the oval office today, that stunning image -- the president cutting a deal with Democrats and blindsiding his own party. Just an hour earlier, the speaker of the house blasted the Democrats' proposal to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government for only three months. I think that's a ridiculous and disgraceful -- Reporter: Republicans wanted a long-term solution to avoid another bruising fight in December. But in the oval office, sitting down with leaders of both parties, theresident sided with the Democrats, a surprise snap decision that left Republicans reeling. The meeting grew even more tense when Ivanka Trump walked in. Sources say the conversation veered off topic, as GOP leaders grew visibly annoyed. Afterwards, back at the capitol, senate majority leader Mitch Mcconnell frustrated, but resigned. The president agreed with senator Schumer and congresswoman Pelosi. Reporter: Democrats gleeful. Today was a good day in a generally, very partisan town. Reporter: And the president also painting a rosy picture. We walked out and everybody was happy. Not too happy. Because you can never be too happy, but they were happy enough. All right. The president says they left that oval office happy. Mary Bruce joins us tonight from capitol hill. Mary, were they happy? You talked to Republican leaders. Didn't sound that way. Reporter: No, David. They were not. This is a major blow to Republicans. A three-month extension sets up a big battle in December and gives Democrats leverage, just as Republicans are hoping to seal a deal on tax reform. Potentially typing their hands on one of the president's top priorities. David? Thank you. In the meantime, just hours

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