Inside Trump’s deal with the Democrats on debt, Harvey aid

As Mnuchin made his case, Trump cut in: He would side with Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to make a 90-day deal to lift the debt ceiling.

Five sources who received accounts of the exchange confirmed it to NBC News, with one person describing Mnuchin as seeming initially “wounded” and “surprised” by the president’s action…

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., blindsided and growing angry, sat across from McConnell. Both listened as the president summoned his daughter: He wanted Ivanka Trump to share details about the child care tax credit that had become one of her signature issues on the campaign trail. One top congressional aide said Ivanka’s entrance derailed the conversation, although a White House source described it as a “quick and productive” discussion.