President Trump threatened Congress again during his rally in Phoenix, Arizona last Tuesday when he said that he would shut down the government if they didn't give him funding for his border wall. House Speaker Paul Ryan said during a speech in Oregon on Wednesday that the threat was unnecessary and that funding had already been passed by the House. It's been reported that President Trump's budget proposal had already been rejected with the passing of an omnibus spending bill from earlier this year. But Congress prepared another budget before leaving for August recess, which seems to include a lot of President Trump's agenda which has the support of Rep.

Diane Black (R-TN).

President Trump attacks Mitch McConnell

Trump has already been known to attack, bully and intimidate members of Congress in order to try and force them to do his bidding. But during the August recess, lawmakers attempted to get get some distance from legislating with Trump, it's been reported that more republicans are facing a frustrating reality with his presidency that they might have to legislate by themselves. It's unknown, however, what options congressional Republicans have and whether they've reached their limit of the president's abuse.

Recent reports reveal some details about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arguing with the president over the phone, who lashed out at him for not getting rid of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) otherwise referred to as Obamacare.

But the President reportedly also attacked McConnell for not stopping the investigation being conducted on him. It was reported that last Monday, McConnell's aides met with the President's to try and keep the attacks at a minimum, but this hasn't stopped the President from continuing his attacks on other Republicans through the end of the week.

Support for government shutdown, short-term budget bill

Prior to the passing of the spending bill this year, Trump's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, also threatened Congress with a government shutdown if they didn't fund the President's border security agenda. While he would eventually be calmed, Mulvaney had a history of voting for a government shutdown during Ted Cruz's filibuster in 2013.

While many have pushed back against threats of government shutdowns over the years, with more support for Trump's agenda coming from congressional Republicans, forcing a government shutdown is likely to become a popular option.

Speaker Ryan also said that it looks as if they're going to have to pass a short-term bill to keep funding the government called a Continued Resolution (CR), which has become more of the norm over the past several years. According to CNN, Ryan also said that the Senate would need more time to pass a full funding bill and with Democrats having more sway in the Senate, it's likely to take longer than Congress has to complete the year. It's likely that the threat of a government shutdown will only cause Republicans to likely distance themselves from the president even more.