closevideo what the future holds for President Trump border wall, as Democrats control of the house of representatives?
The partial government shutdown across the border-wall-funding showdown seems to pull in the New year; Republican strategist Ashley Hayek and attorney Richard Roth taking part in the debate.
President Trump warned on Friday that if Democrats agree to Finance his receivables, which is a wall on the southern border, he will be “in the vicinity of the Southern border completely”, and development aid for the Central American countries — back-and-dragging on trade with Mexico.
“We will not be forced to close the Southern border completely, if the obstructionist Democrats give us the money to finish the wall & change the ridiculous immigration laws that are imposed on our country,” he tweeted on Friday morning. “It is hard to believe that it was a Congress and President that would agree to that!”
The tweet storm came in the midst of the partial government shutdown, will soon be in its second week. The closures began last Saturday, after Republicans and Democrats were able to package a financing that would keep the government open and Fund Trump’s promised border wall. Trump has $ 5 billion for the barrier, but the Democrats have refused, instead offering $ 1.3 billion for border security.
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With both sides refusing to budge, and the low activity on Capitol Hill in the midst of the Christmas break, there is no indication that the impasse will end soon. A member of the house Republican leadership told Fox News on Thursday that a resolution to show up until after the new year.
But on Friday, the trump card not only renewed his demands for the wall, but also threatened numerous consequences of the lack of money. He even suggested pulling back on the recently negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which now goes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA).
“The United States will lose [sic] soooo much money on trade with Mexico under NAFTA, more than 75 billion U.S. dollars per year (not including drug money, is many times that of the height), I would check out, the closure of the Southern border a ‘profit-operating”, he tweeted.
“Bring our Auto industry back to the United States, where it belongs. You go back to pre-NAFTA, in front of so many of our businesses and our jobs were sent foolish Mexico,” he continued. “Either we build (finish) the wall, or we close the border.”
Then, he said, the United States would terminate aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, where he said they do “nothing for the United States, but for our money,” and referred to the caravans of migrants move through the countries compared to the United States
“Word is, to form a new caravan, which is in Honduras, and you do nothing about it. We all aid cut off to these 3 countries – taking advantage of the USA for years!”, he said.
Trump has already threatened to shut down the border, but took no action, so these threats follows. He has also threatened earlier, development aid to countries that support this, or do nothing to stop the caravan. But earlier this month, the U.S. pledged a total of $10.6 billion in aid and investment for Central America and southern Mexico-as part of a push to promote better security and employment opportunities, so that Central Americans and Mexicans don’t have to leave the country in the USA
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A cut-off of trade relations with Mexico could be announced the risk of a new agreement, the DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, this month, to demand that calls for immigrants asylum in the United States returned to Mexico as their cases are processed.
Mick Mulvaney, Trump incoming acting chief of staff, claimed on Friday on “Fox & Friends” that it seemed, Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer is interested in a deal, but speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, is to prevent him. He alleged Democrats, the handling is not to wait because Pelosi is up to you to secure the speakership.
“We do not believe that [negotiate] until after the new Congress is sworn in,” he said.
But Pelosi has denied claims that it had a counter-offer.
“Democrats, Republicans have offered three options to re-open government, all the funding for a strong, meaningful and effective border security – but not the President is immoral, ineffective, and expensive the wall,” said Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff. “With the house majority, the Democrats will act quickly, by the end of the Trump shut down, and fight for a strategic, robust national security policy, including the strong and smart border security, and strong support for our servicemembers and veterans.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.