President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill claiming he has "tremendous" support as he headed into a meeting with Republican senators uneasy with the government shutdown over his border wall. Pence would not say whether Mr. Trump is any closer to declaring a national emergency to free up funding for his wall, something the president has considered doing.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a $24 billion spending bill that funds the IRS and other agencies affected by the partial government shutdown through September 30, as Democrats look to flex their new majority to put pressure on congressional Republicans amid the ongoing standoff. With federal employees set to miss their first full paycheck on Friday, a prolonged shutdown could soon impact American businesses.
In another tweet, he reiterated the call to "fix" the southern border.
"The Republican Party, I can say, we had an hour meeting, a great time". Among Republicans, however, support for the wall is much stronger, with 77 percent approving and 54 percent supporting the shutdown as a means to that end. What the hell have they done about the border?
"Like they've done with other presidents in other times, the networks should refuse to turn over the airwaves to Donald Trump tonight for what they know objectively to be a steady stream of lies", MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said on "Morning Joe" Tuesday.
Was last night a complete wash that didn't make any sense? "Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way, and he just walked out of the meeting".
In their joint response to Trump's speech, Pelosi and Schumer pointed to a number of spending bills lawmakers have already passed that would reopen the government and provide money for border security.
Getty House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. "Our responsibility is to do what we think is in the best interest of the American people and the effective and efficient operations of their government".
She blamed Trump's "obsession with forcing American taxpayers to waste billions of dollars on an expensive and ineffective wall - a wall he always promised Mexico would pay for!" Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia said she wants border security. He claimed the standoff could be resolved in "45 minutes" if Democrats would just negotiate, but previous meetings have led to no agreement.
On "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, Phillips, Campus Reform's media director, said he was not surprised by the students' knee-jerk negative reactions to quotes they thought were from Trump, because he has seen a similar trend on college campuses across the country.
Now need you to stand with me, " read one message sent out after his remarks.
As many as half a dozen GOP senators have said the government should reopen while border security negotiations with Democrats continue.