'Broken Border' More Damaging Than Government Shutdown

'Broken Border' More Damaging Than Government Shutdown

'Broken Border' More Damaging Than Government Shutdown

Mr Trump fired off a series of tweets pushing back against the notion that he does not have a strategy to end what became the longest government shutdown in United States history when it entered its 22nd day on Saturday.

President Donald Trump is paying a serious political price for shutting down the government in order to get funding for a border wall.

Neither of the sides seem willing to budge, yet Trump is also unwilling to resort to declaring a national emergency and use the Pentagon slush fund to build the wall. Democrats are relatively more concerned about these impacts, but many Republicans share the concerns, too.

Another user chimed in: "Everyone left you, that's why it's just you in the White House".

"It's so simple", the president claimed on Saturday.

Trump on Saturday said that the Democrats could "solve the Shutdown in 15 minutes".

Progressives in recent weeks have applauded Democrats' refusal to bend to President Donald Trump's demands for a wall at the U.S. -Mexico border, a key component of his xenophobic anti-immigration agenda.

In his nationally televised address he delivered from the Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump asserted that there is a humanitarian and security crisis at the border because of illegal immigration. Paychecks were due Friday, but many workers received stubs with zeroes.

"The damage done to our Country from a badly broken Border - Drugs, Crime and so much that is bad - is far greater than a Shutdown, which the Dems can easily fix as soon as they come back to Washington!" he wrote Sunday morning.

Fifty-five percent of Americans believe Trump is more responsible for the government shutdown than Democrats in Congress, with only 32 percent blaming congressional Democrats and 9 percent saying both are equally responsible, according to a CNN/SSRS poll.

Independents fix the blame squarely on the president and his party rather than on the Democrats, by 53 per cent to 23 per cent. The bill needed the support of several Democrats, who have refused to give their votes as long as funding for the construction of a wall on the southern border it is included.

If no progress is made, he said, then Trump should declare a national emergency as a way to get money to build his wall, a plan not popular with some fellow Republicans.

USA president Donald Trump leads a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders on January 9.

Politico reports that Trump aide Stephen Miller is pushing hard for the national emergency declaration, but that some White House advisers and lawyers are urging caution. "I don't want to give them an easy way out".

Fight for the Future launched a campaign Friday to fight against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) suggestion on Thursday that a so-called "technological wall" would be an appropriate alternative to Trump's planned concrete or steel wall.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), responsible for airport security screening, said its rate of unscheduled absences rose to 5.6 percent on Saturday from 3.3 percent a year ago but that security standards have not been compromised. While McConnell has been part of the process, he was not present outside the White House last week after talks between Trump and congressional leaders collapsed.

Vice President Mike Trump has promised employees will receive backdated pay with legislation passed in Congress once the government fully reopens.

This week, as the country entered the longest-ever government shutdown, administration officials were considering tapping funds earmarked for the military, disaster relief for Puerto Rico, or some other government program, and Trump repeatedly suggested he might invoke a national emergency.

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