Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to leverage the impending debt ceiling deadline to “totally kill” the Democrats’ social welfare bill. According to the Treasury Department, lawmakers have until Dec. 15 to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. In a statement, Trump said McConnell “must be fully prepared to use the DEBT CEILING in order to totally kill the Democrat’s new Social Spending (Wasting!) Bill, which will change our Country forever.” “Use the Debt Ceiling, Mitch, show strength and courage. Our Country is being destroyed,” Trump added. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged lawmakers two weeks ago to raise or suspend the debt limit, projecting that the Treasury may run out of funds on Dec. 15. If the debt ceiling is not suspended by the deadline and several extraordinary measures are exhausted, the United States faces the risk of defaulting on its debt obligations. The nation …


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