CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 2017
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(White House: Jim Acosta) The political spin on the wall examined. [TRUMP - calls the budget bill a clear win.] Trump's tweet threatening a government shutdown in September quoted. [OMB dir. Mick MULVANEY - says the president wants to see the government get better & his priority is to secure the southern border.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER - says we don't like government shutdowns.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - questions the bill.] The White House plan to get wall money in the next budget bill in September & the plans for Mexico to "eventually" pay for the wall discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "New Yorker"'s Ryan Lizza, conservative Matt Lewis, Kirsten Powers, Democrat Maria Cardona, Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord about the budget deal. [POWERS, LORD, LEWIS, LIZZA, CARDONA - offer views on whether the budget was a victory for Trump, the conservatives' disappointment with Congressional Republicans, the view of the budget from the Freedom Caucus, the political spinning about the bill.]