Talking Points Memo’s Evan McMorris-Santoro reports that Donald Trump attacked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) assertion last week that Congress had to find spending cuts to offset disaster relief funds for tornado victims in Joplin, MO, before the funds could be appropriated. At the Faith and Freedom Conference tonight, Trump launched attacks at Cantor and Republicans for their willingness to spend “$10 billion a week” in Afghanistan and “billions and billions” in Iraq while putting conditions on assistance for those who have been “wiped out, killed, maimed, injured” in the aftermath of the Joplin tornado and recent flooding up and down the Mississippi River. As ThinkProgress reported earlier, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) took his own shots at Cantor this morning at the conference.
Trump Attacks Cantor Over Disaster Relief Funds