As the News Blender reported on Monday evening prior to President Trump’s El Paso, Texas rally, the bi-partisan committee charged with reaching a deal to avoid another partial government shutdown announced they had reached a “deal in principle” that would would prevent the government from shutting down after the 15th of February.
According to The Washington Post, the deal, includes “$1.375 billion for 55 miles of new fencing along the border,” this falls short of the requested $5.7 billion for 200 miles of border wall that President Trump demanded resulting in the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, lasting 35 days.
Tuesday Morning President Trump told gathered reporters, “I can’t say I’m happy,” about the deal the Republican and Democrat lawmakers reached.
Trump: I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown, I wouldn’t want to go to it, if you did have it it’s the Democrats fault. And I accepted the first one, and I’m proud I’m proud of what we accomplished because people learned during the shutdown all about the problems coming in from the southern border. I accept that, I’ve always accepted it, but this one I would never accept it, if it happens, but I don’t think it’s going to happen, but this would be totally on the Democrats.
Trump: I’ve never seen in my whole life steel come to me that was unpainted, this could only happen at the border, it wasn’t me, it was our past geniuses. So, I can tell you that–am I happy at first glance, I just got to see it, the answer is no I’m not–I’m not happy, but am I happy with where we are going, I’m thrilled, because we are supplementing things and moving things around and we are doing things that are fantastic and are taking for far less important areas and the bottom line is we are building a lot of wall, right now building a lot of wall and you think it’s easy? We are building in the face of tremendous obstruction and tremendous opposition.
As A Reminder: Prior to the government shutdown as the News Blender reported in December the original border security funding was $1.6 billion and would have funded the government through the 8th of February.
For What It’s Worth: On Sunday appearing on Meet the Press hosted Chuck Todd, President Trump’s Chief of Staff Mike Mulvaney, would not rule out another shutdown and also explained, that with or without a declaration of Emergency the President, “all Presidents,” have access to “certain sums of money,” he added, “so you comb through the law at the president’s request … And there’s pots of money where presidents, all presidents, have access to without a national emergency.”
For What It’s Worth Part 2:
President Trump Re-tweeted RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
For more of President Trump “accepting” the government shutdown @ Trump Twitter Archive.