In the wake of Democrats lauding the agreement as a win given the concessions made by Republicans, the White House chose to send Kelly and Mulvaney out to push back on the narrative.
"They're rejoicing in the fact that that wall will be slower to be built and consequently our southwest border under less control than it could be", Kelly said.
Republicans hold 52 seats in the 100-seat U.S. Senate.
Trump wasn't even asked about a sweetheart provision in the bill that protects members of Congress and their staffs from losing coverage for pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits.
Congress is expected to vote this week on the $1.1 trillion spending bill. "I think what you heard this morning was his sense of frustration over how he's getting mistreated by the Democrats on this bipartisan piece of legislation".
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that nearly no senators would support removing the legislative filibuster, which is the procedural tool that can be overcome only by a so-called supermajority of 60 votes.
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the nation "needs a good "shutdown" in September" to fix a "mess" in the Senate, issuing contradictory messages ahead of key votes on a spending plan to keep the federal government running. He said, "Our Republican team had its own victory - under the radar", he and called the bill "a clear win for the American people".
It was Mulvaney's third attempt in 24 hours to claim Trump did not lose, which included two conference calls, one of which was mired in technical difficulties in which he was drowned out by the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday: "The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren't used to fund an ineffective border wall".
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But he defended the president's Tweets, saying a good shutdown is one that "fixes Washington DC permanently". Most important, this measure broke Democrats' insistence on "parity" - that is, their insistence that every $1 of military spending be matched by $1 of nondefense spending.
Conservatives are also furious that the legislation doesn't block funding to Planned Parenthood, but Trump said that, too, would be resolved "at the appropriate time".
Mulvaney said the Trump administration will use several hundred million dollars of a $1.5 billion border security spending increase approved in the soon-to-be-approved bipartisan budget deal to begin work on the wall.
"I've supported the practice of not allowing pre-existing conditions to be discriminated against from the very get-go", Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), a former chairman of the House committee that handles most health issues, told a MI radio station Tuesday in explaining his decision not to support the bill.
Democrats' gleeful declarations that they outsmarted Republicans in a battle over a spending bill that avoided a government shutdown drew the ire of the president.
Any future shutdown would likely cost the federal government billions of dollars. After a recess that gave constituents the opportunity to share their views with members of the Freedom Caucus, some members of the far right rump voiced support for a compromise measure.
If 23 Republicans vote no, the measure dies.
Despite President Donald Trump's assurances last weekend that people with pre-existing medical conditions will be covered under the latest version of a bill that repeals and replaces Obamacare, there aren't enough Republicans willing to vote yes, according to published reports. Trump loyalist Rep. Bill Long, R-Mo., has the same reservations.
"I think the total spending is $ 347 million on that, but we have not done the math yet", Mulvaney stated.