Trump visits border to make case for $5.7 billion in wall funding

Lester Mason
January 11, 2019

As it stands, voters hold the GOP and Trump responsible for the shutdown.

Trump insists a government funding bill include $5.7 billion (€4.9 billion) to pay for a wall on the border but Congressional Democrats are opposing him. McConnell has said that he will not put any bills that won't get Mr. Trump's signature on the Senate floor.

In a Thursday morning tweet, the president said there was "no slamming!"

Deutsch later added: "I am President Trump, I hear you, I feel your pain, and that is why I'm declaring an emergency, and that's why I'm opening the government..."

"The president stomped out of the meeting", Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday afternoon.

"Speaker Pelosi's refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier - even if the government were to be reopened - virtually ends the congressional path to funding for a border wall/barrier", Graham said in a Thursday statement. And the President has dug in in his refusal to sign legislation that does not meet his demand for roughly $5 billion for a border wall, which Democrats refuse to provide. He again implied that illegal immigration automatically breeds higher crime rates and said of the opposition party: "They have gone insane".

"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border", he declared on June 16, 2015 at Trump Tower in NY.


"We also want to use our tax dollars efficiently".

Senator Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat who has cultivated good relations with Trump, told reporters a national emergency declaration by Trump would be "wrong, but I think that's his only way out" of the impasse.

"I didn't smash the table. That is a lie".

"If we don't make a deal, I would say 100 percent, but I don't want to say 100 percent because maybe something else comes up", Trump said of declaring an emergency at the border.

"I have never been more depressed about moving forward than right now".

On Thursday, the president said he would declare a national emergency to compel funds for the wall if he couldn't make a deal with Democrats. Mr. Trump reiterated on Friday while visiting the border that he was considering calling a national emergency. "There's a lot funds". "It requires an agreement between a Democratic House, the Democrats in the Senate and the President".

Trump contended that "far-left" forces have decided the border wall standoff marks the start of the 2020 presidential campaign. A White House official denied Trump had been briefed on the plan, and the Pentagon declined to comment on the news reports.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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