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

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

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

President Donald Trump is departing for the southern border to make the case for the wall on Thursday, the 20th day of the government shutdown, and as a congressional solution seems out of reach, it appears that President Trump is moving closer to declaring a national emergency on the border. "They have women tied up, they have tape over their mouths, electrical tape".

Democrats, who have a majority in the House, refuse to pass a budget that allocates any funding to the wall specifically, which they argue is expensive, ineffective, and a political gimmick responding to a border security crisis that does not exist.

In an address to the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump reversed many previous statements and said he was proposing a "steel barrier" instead of a concrete wall. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers now face lost paychecks on Friday.

Signalling he's ready to maintain the game of brinksmanship, Trump tweeted on arrival in Texas that he will scrap a visit to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which runs from January 21-25.

"Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans have a responsibility, not simply to wait for the President, but to intervene", Schumer said in remarks on the Senate floor.

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President Donald Trump plans to visit a border patrol station and a section of the border during his visit Thursday to McAllen, Texas.

"I knew the fake news likes to say it - when during the campaign I would say, 'Mexico is going to pay for it, ' obviously I never said this, and I never meant they're gonna write out a check".

Speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday, Rubio said, "I think the president has broad powers to declare national emergencies".

As Professor Andrew Rudalevige wrote in The Washington Post on Thursday, "nothing in the [National Emergencies Act of 1976] says there actually has to be a national emergency - only that the president has to declare one".

But pressed on a timeline for doing so, he said he would "see what happens" over the coming days.

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Trump, who revels in telling stories about his negotiating skills as a NY real estate magnate, has not managed to get the Democrats to budge on his demand for the $5.7 billion.

The proposal mirrored a measure the Senate rejected past year after opposition from the White House and senior adviser Stephen Miller. "Somebody has got to get some energy to fix this", Graham said.

There have been signs in the past week that cracks are emerging among Senate Republicans with several GOP senators saying that they would support ending the partial shutdown even without a border wall deal. "It's common sense. Look, we're not going anywhere".

"The notion that we're going to track every Western Union bit of money that's being sent to Mexico - good luck with that", Obama said. We're not going to commit any crimes.

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