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GOP jokes: 'Pelosi Trump Schumer Deal' -- PTSD

Vice President Mike Pence looks on with President Donald Trump during a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, and other congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The initial surprise and frustration of President Trump's deal to work with Democrats on passing a short debt limit extension and hurricane funding has turned to jokes.

One making the rounds in Republican circles references the big names in the deal, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the president, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

According to a source, "They're calling the debt limit deal the ‘Pelosi Trump Schumer Deal,' or PTSD. So they're making a pun and privately saying ‘PTSD is terrible.'"

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com