nearvideo President Trump trades barbs with Democrats over the current partial government shutdown as the battle on the border is to be funded
President Trump on Thursday against the Democratic “obstruction” of his calls for a wall on the southern border, a project he says is “sorely needed” – as the partial government shutdown with no signs of resolution.
“The Democrats are obstructing the much-needed wall, where you have almost all recently agreed that it should be built, is surpassed only by their DISABILITY of 350 large, people want & expect to come in the government after a delay of more than two years, a U.S. record!” he tweeted, and refers to the alleged slowness of the Senate confirmation for appointments.
The government partially closed on Saturday. Legislators are not open to could keep on a spending package, the government would also promise the financing of Trump’s choice on the wall.
Trump has said he is not a wall sign, a law to Finance the not appropriate, and asks for $ 5 billion. Democrats have said, to offer are you ready to $ 1.3 billion for border security, not a wall. No side has declared itself ready to back down.
In Congress, there is currently no movement at all at the end of the standoff, and no back-channel for negotiations. A member of the House Republican leadership is not given to Fox News that a resolution to show up until after the new year.
The house of representatives and the Senate were both to meet at 4 PM ET in a “pro-planned-forma” session, where no company was expected. Both chambers have to meet at three-day intervals, unless there is an agreement by both bodies to adjourn. A small crew is expected to.for both meetings, with some members also in the capital,
Earlier Thursday, Trump question, whether the Democrats recognize that “we need secure borders and a wall on the Southern border” and said that it was necessary to prevent “drugs, human trafficking, Gang members & Criminals in our country.”
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Then he asked: “Have the Dems that most of the people are not paid, are Democrats?”
To secure it without delay to the proof of his claim, but there are indications that the Federal government-do workers, such as a Block, tend in the direction of voting for the Democrats. The hill reported that in the year 2016, 95 percent of the approximately $2 million between the ages of 14 agencies, presidential output-policy went to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Several authorities were more than 99 percent of the contributions to Clinton, according to The hill.
About a quarter of the government is shut down, with about 420,000 employees of Federal authorities, without pay, while another 380,000 furloughed.
TRUMP’S LAST CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FOR THE DEMOCRATS: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN “UNTIL WE HAVE A WALL”
On Chistmas day, Trump said Federal workers back, what he’s doing, and urged him to remain, until the funding for the wall.’
“These government workers want the wall,” he said. “The only one that doesn’t want the wall are the Democrats.”
WTOP-FM reported on Wednesday that the mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser, had written to Trump, who urges him to end the shutdown, saying that the city will be hurt if the standstill continues.
“In fact, many DC residents, businesses, including restaurants and hotels, and Federal contractors have a serious impact suffer if the shutdown continues for an indefinite period of time,” Bowser wrote.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Greg Norman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.