nearvideo President trump pulls the demand for $5 billion for border wall
President Trump took to Twitter in the early Christmas eve evening to brag, its the last frontier-wall performance, while Democrats are the blame for the deadlock, which has shut down part of the Federal government.
He tweeted on Monday: “I’m in the Oval Office & a 115 km long contract for a large section of wall in Texas. We are already in the construction and renovation of many miles of the wall, some completed. Democrats need to drive to the end and you finish the financing. Billions of dollars, and lives will be saved!”
It is unclear whether Trump’s tweet means a new contract or an existing one.
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Little progress has been made on the wall, in spite of Trump’s tweet, in reference to one of its original promises, as President, during the election campaign.
A March invoice, including money for 33 miles of barrier construction in South Texas, Rio Grande Valley, but the work has not yet begun.
Customs and Border Protection announced in early November a $145-million construction project was awarded to build about six miles of border wall in Texas. The Agency, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, gave the multi-million dollar job with the Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley sector SLSCO, which is expected to kick off in February.
Others work only replaced the existing barriers, which had as its “ineffective” added miles.
It looks like Christmas is over before the government will have the opportunity to be fully back in business. The incoming acting chief of staff of the White house Mick Mulvaney, said the partial shutdown could drive, drag in the New year.
Monday and Tuesday, Christmas eve and Christmas, respectively, on Federal holidays, i.e., the government is eh. This means that Wednesday is the first day the public could start to feel the impact of lost government benefits, said Mulvaney.
Funding for a variety of departments and agencies Saturday has expired.
The disorder affects many operations and approximately 800,000 Federal employees.
Both the house and Senate have adjourned until later in the week.
The President of the border security meeting on Monday afternoon included Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other department, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
Senate negotiators continue talks behind the scenes with Democrats and Republicans. The house of representatives and the Senate briefly gaveled into session on Christmas eve, prior to the close without further action.
The White house insisted Trump rejects any agreement that does not have the money for a wall or fence; Democrats held firm in their opposition to a wall or other physical barrier.
As a Republican to refrain from preparing their influence on government, with the Democrats in control of the house in January, the opportunities — and limits — of the GOP Alliance with the trump White house run.
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No sooner had Trump, he may signal back from its demand for $to build 5 billion, a border wall to Mexico easing away from a partial government shutdown — as he took a U-turn after being scolded by conservative allies and experts who promise him to fluctuate accused of a campaign.
“Trump is the country plunges into chaos,” the Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement on Christmas eve. “Instead, brings security in the life of the people, he is the continuation of the Trump Shutdown just to please right wing radio and TV presenters.”
Trump said the Republican leaders in the White house last week that he would not sign a Senate compromise bill that would have held border security money at $1.3 billion.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.