- Vice President Mike Pence said the President “made clear today that he is going to stand firm to achieve his priorities.”
President Donald Trump says Republicans are “totally unified” in the shutdown standoff over his long-promised southern border Wall, though some GOP lawmakers have been expressing concern about the 19-day partial government closure.
President Trump traveled to Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with Senate Republicans. He says there was “no discussion about anything other than solidarity.”
President Trump has been considering a national emergency declaration to bypass Congress to build the Wall. He says he “may do that at some point” if he cannot get a deal with Democrats.
President Trump also met with Top congressional Democrats and Republicans at the White House Wednesday.
President Donald Trump walked out of the White House meeting Wednesday that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), calling it a “waste of time.”
“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Trump tweeted afterward. “I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
President Trump arrived on Capitol Hill claiming he has “tremendous” support and told reporters he would do “whatever it takes” to get funding.
The partial shutdown is now in its 19th day, the 2nd longest ever to date.
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