The GOP nominee says he wants to ‘clean house’ in Senate
Donald Trump on Thursday night said he is ready to “clean house” in the Senate if Democrats are able to get “something” passed.
“If I win the election, I will have a great presidency.
If we get something, I’ll have a fantastic presidency,” Trump said during an interview on MSNBC.
Trump was responding to questions from MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski about his plans to “get something done” on Capitol Hill.
“We need to get something done,” Trump responded.
“We’ve got to do something very quickly, and it’s very important to get things done quickly,” Trump added.
“I’m going to do everything I can to get the Senate to pass a bill.
We’re going to get that done,” he said.”
But we’re going get something passed,” Trump continued.”
It has to be a bill that we can get passed.”
He added that he will work with Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, on the bill, if he wins.
“You’re going down a road that’s not a good one, and I’m going down that road,” Trump told Brzecki.
“I’m very happy to work with both of them.”
“We need some change,” Trump noted, referring to Democrats.
“But we’ll get something signed.”
Brzezinski, who asked Trump if he would “come down and do a speech on a day-to-day basis, as well as when the Congress comes back in,” added that the “difficulty” of working with Democrats is a “big problem.”
“If you can’t get things passed, it’s a very hard job, and you can get things signed.
It’s not easy,” Trump stated.
“If I had to do that job, I’d do it.
And I’d get the bill passed.
But I’m not going to be doing that.
It doesn’t make any sense.”