POLITICO Playbook PM: The story behind Trump’s Tom Friedman tweet

POLITICO - 07-19

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THE BUDGET LATEST -- CAITLIN EMMA and HEATHER CAYGLE: “Democrats said Friday there are ‘nonstarters’ in a new White House offer that includes $1.1 trillion in options to offset spending increases in a two-year agreement that would raise the budget caps and hike the debt limit. ‘This is the White House’s starting point for negotiations on this aspect,’ a Democratic source close to the talks told POLITICO. ‘They understand these levels are nonstarters for us. Talks will continue.’ Democrats say they are reviewing the White House bid, however. …

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