nearvideo partial shutdown continues through Christmas as Schumer calls for Trump to abandon the wall, neither side willing to give in
The former assistant secretary of state for U.S. President George W. Bush weighs in on the partial government shutdown.
No compromise in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President of Trump on Monday called on the Democratic leader to “make a deal” on border security-while those of the legislature contrary to that the mixed messages from the White house”, to know which makes it impossible to where you stand.”
The back-and-forth on Christmas eve a stalemate signals probably the week’s holiday, and, if necessary, in the new year. Trump to tweet on a busy day, weighed in with a social media complaint, claims he is “all alone” waiting for the Democrats back to the negotiating table.
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“I’m all alone (poor, poor) in the White house is waiting for the Democrats to come and make an offer desperately needed Border Security” Trump tweeted. “At some point, the Democrats who do not want to make a deal, our country will cost more money than the boundary wall, which we all speak. Crazy!”
The partial government shutdown Friday was triggered at midnight, as the funds are forfeited for a number of agencies, without a deal between the White house and Congress to Trump’s request for money for building a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
While both sides of the trade are at the end of the cul-de-SAC, apart, far, and top White House officials warned the shutdown could stretch into January.
But there could be some movement. White house chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who also said the budget Director, to act, he waited to hear from Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer about a counter-offer to the White house, presented to Schumer over the weekend.
Mulvaney would say, the offer was between Trump and the $ 5.7 billion request, and have offered 1.3 billion dollars to Democrats.
“We moved from the five, and we hope that we are moving you, from your 1.3,” said Mulvaney.
A Democratic aide told the Associated Press that the offer from the White house on Saturday it was 2.5 billion US dollars — an initial $2.1 billion, plus $400 million Democrats called a “slush Fund” for the President, the priorities of other immigration.
But Democrats complained Monday that it is not clear what Trump would actually accept.
“[D]other people from the same White house are saying different things about what name the President would accept or not accept a ride to the end of its trump card, to know that it is impossible, where you stand at any given moment,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-NY, said in a joint statement. “The President wanted the shutdown, but he doesn’t seem to know how to get themselves out of it.”
Senate negotiators continue talks behind the scenes with Democrats and Republicans. The house and the Senate gaveled into session for a few minutes on Christmas eve, before closing quickly again without further action.
The White house, meanwhile, said Trump was meeting Monday afternoon with DHS to discuss Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, and other department “, the border security.”
In an earlier tweet on Monday, Trump blamed the Democrats for the stalemate:
“Almost every Democrat we employ to support us with the strong today, a border, a wall or fence. It was only when I an important part of my campaign, because people and drugs were pouring into our country is not enabled, you against him. Urgently needed!”
The partial government closure affects hundreds of thousands of Federal workers across the country and is expected to last, at least until Thursday, when the house and the Senate will meet again.
Monday and Tuesday, Christmas eve and Christmas, respectively, on Federal holidays, i.e., the government would have closed anyway. This means that Wednesday is the first day the public could start to feel the impact of lost government benefits, said Mulvaney.
Mulvaney predicted that the shutdown could go in January when the Democrats take control of the house.
“It is very possible that the shut down on the 28. and in the new Congress,” he said.
Mulvaney appeared on “Fox News Sunday” on ABC’s “This week.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.