Trump threatens to shut Mexico border over wall dispute
29 December, 2018, 12:40 | Author: Ted Wilson
The president's observation that federal workers are more Democratic than Republican serves no argumentative goal; it is, ostensibly, a mere expression of exasperation at his rivals' perseverance (one reminiscent of another infamous spoiler of the Christmas season). Senate Republicans approved that compromise in an earlier bill with Democrats but now say they won't be voting on any more unless something is agreed to by all sides, including Trump.
With another long holiday weekend coming and almost all lawmakers away from the Capitol there is little expectation of a quick fix. "They told us last night that they were not countering our last offer", he explained.
He suggested that Pelosi was shying away from any deal because "she cannot be seen by her party as being weak on negotiating with Donald Trump".
Of course, all of this fighting over the border wall would be a non-issue if Trump only fulfilled one of his biggest and oft-repeated campaign promises: to make Mexico pay for it.
When the Democrats officially take over the House on January 3, Pelosi is expected to get final approval as the next speaker of the House.
Mulvaney, who serves as White House budget director, said he believes Schumer is willing to come to an agreement on border security funds, but Pelosi is holding up a deal.
"Nancy Pelosi can not be seen by her party as being weak on negotiating with Donald Trump".
Mulvaney added of the shutdown: "We do expect this to go on for a while".
During the brief session in the House, Republicans shot down a Democratic attempt to vote on legislation to reopen the government.
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Hammill said 'given that the President has changed his position so many times, we would not consider any offers from the White House that the President has not publicly endorsed.
As he did Thursday, Trump remained out of public view on Friday.
Trump long promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, but Mexico refuses to do so.
Trump has threatened to close the border in October and November over a caravan of about 4,000 people from Central America who were traveling to the border.
He has repeatedly threatened to cut off USA aid to countries that he deems have not done enough to combat illegal immigration, but thus far he's failed to follow through. Experts have warned that cutting off aid money to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras could actually exacerbate the problem by worsening the poverty and violence that push many migrants to leave those countries.
And it is Congress, not the president, which appropriates aid money.
Drew Hammill, spokesman for Pelosi said Democrats will not fund Trump's "immoral, ineffective and expensive wall".
In Mexico, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sidestepped Trump's threat, telling journalists: "We don't want to be imprudent and we don't think we should get into this".
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