Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said President Trump will secure the border "with or without Congress" as negotiations continue over a wall after the White House and Congress agreed to temporarily reopen the government.
Just two days after the end of the longest government shutdown in United States history, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made it clear that the president would be willing to do it all over again. The president also said, without elaboration, that if there is no "fair deal" with Congress by February 15, "it's off to the races!"
Trump signed a short-term spending bill Friday night reopening the government, which has been partially shut down for 35 days in a fight over Trump's demand for $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall.
President Donald Trump, who famously vowed to negotiate big deals in the White House, came out of a government shutdown battle on Friday politically wounded and outmaneuvered by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
U.S. President Donald Trump (2R) argues about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as Vice President Mike Pence sits nearby in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. "When you look at your constituents back home and say you agree with the president that we have to do something about security at the southern border, are you telling the truth, or are just doing something that's politically expedient?'"
Democrats so far have suggested they are willing to give Trump the full $5.7 billion he wants for improved security, such as for tightened controls at ports of entry, more border agents and more use of technology to control the border, but none for a wall. But such a declaration would invite an immediate legal challenge, leaving wall construction in doubt.
"The same immigration restrictionists who told Mr. Trump to shut down the government are now calling him a wimp for not watching his approval rating sink even lower". It's not a desired outcome.
"It's better ... to get it through legislation".
During the news conference, Schumer also slammed Trump, saying he hopes "the president has learned his lesson".
On the same Fox News show, Sen.
It will take the Federal Register, which publishes government regulatory actions, weeks to catch up with the backlog of documents, which will delay the start of public comments on some proposals. Let's figure out a way to do it properly, but we can't do with it the government closed.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton said on Saturday in a statement that the agency is "continuing to assess how to most effectively transition to normal operations". "This has gotten way too political".
Frustrated Republican senators also lashed out at Vice-President Mike Pence and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell during a closed-door lunch before the vote on Thursday.
"I don't think shutdowns are good leverage ..."
"An aid to former Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Michael Steel, noted that Trump missed the opportunity to get what he wanted prior to what is now considered to be an unnecessary government shutdown".
Mulvaney's statement came just 48 hours after Trump ended the longest government shutdown in USA history, which left800,000 federal workers unsure of when their next paychecks would come, INSIDER previously reported.