The opening message of President Trump's newly released budget uses some language that could be cribbed from Nancy Pelosi's talking points.
Trump's budget promises "deep cuts to foreign aid," declaring that now is the "time to prioritize the security and well-being of Americans, and to ask the rest of the world to step up and pay its fair share."
When Democrats use "pay their fair share," it means they want higher taxes for rich people. But there's more than just a common phrase here. Both the White House and congressional Democrats want other countries to contribute more to international efforts.
House Democrats, for instance, recently tweeted to this effect, calling on some of our closest allies to pull their weight in fighting famine.
20M people are facing famine & starvation in the next months. Congress stood up to #FightFamine & now other G7 must join. #EndFamineNow pic.twitter.com/yqRr26fZNA— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) May 23, 2017
Congress had recently passed, and the president had recently signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act which provides at least $300 million for fighting famine in places like war-torn South Sudan.
As President Trump endures the "witch hunt" against him and as Democrats seek justice against his "obstruction," let this give us confidence that officials in government can still get things done, even if they don't recognize that they are doing it together.