Trump lowers demand for border wall funding

29 December, 2018, 12:39 | Author: Donnie King
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Trejo was not shy about expressing his feelings toward Trump's plan after he was asked his thoughts on the President's demand for border wall funding and the government shutdown.

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely", unless a funding deal is reached with "the Obstructionist Democrats".

With "non-essential" operations at numerous agencies shut down for lack of funding and Congress adjourned until next week, Trump was in the White House firing off angry tweets. The government shutdown, which has kept hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work, is expected to extend into the new year.

And it is Congress, not the president, which appropriates aid money.

CNN's John Berman opened tonight's AC360 with President Donald Trump's latest threat in the ongoing shutdown fight over border security and the wall.

'Democrats are united against the President's immoral, ineffective and expensive wall - the wall that he specifically promised that Mexico would pay for, ' said spokesman Drew Hammill.

Failing to bridge the impasse, Trump tweeted that the dispute was not about the effectiveness of the wall as a method of curbing illegal immigration and more about what he said was Democrats' preoccupation with not letting him or the Republicans "have a win".

Though Obama's tweet had nothing to do with Trump's wall, and 45 has even criticized Obama's brisk deportation rate when questioned about his administration's immigrant detention camps, the current U.S. president feels pressure to make right on controlling the narrative in regard to his major campaign promise - especially in anticipation of a second presidential run in 2020. They singled out Nancy Pelosi, who is set to become the speaker of the House of Representatives next week, when the Democrats will take over majority control of the House.

As he did Thursday, Trump remained out of public view on Friday.

Incoming acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Democrats are no longer negotiating with the administration over an earlier offer to accept less than the $5 billion Trump wants for the wall.

Trump appeared no closer to securing money for his signature border wall, which he vowed during the campaign that he would make Mexico pay for. 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.

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.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel Luís Obrador (AMLO) said Friday that his country is "always seeking a good relationship with the United States".



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