Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

30 July, 2018, 03:59 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Evan Vucci | AP  President Donald Trump speaks about the economy at the White House in Washington

"I would be willing to "shut down" government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security", the president tweeted, "which includes the Wall!"

In an interview with Johnson Sunday, CBS "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan asked about President Donald Trump's tweet earlier in the day threatening a government shutdown if Congress didn't approve more funding for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, among other demands. He did acknowledge, however, that the border funding issue was unlikely to be resolved before the November midterm elections. President Trump tweeted. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!".

Trump's threatened government shutdown would come as spending authorization runs out again at the end of the current fiscal year at the end of September, about five weeks before nationwide congressional elections on November 6. "And that's the primary concern", Ryan said Wednesday on Fox News.

In January, the government shutdown as congressional Democrats fought Republicans on protections for "Dreamers". The Trump administration repeatedly attempted to shift the blame to the Democrats for its own policy and falsely claimed it had no choice but to separate the families.

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The previous omnibus spending bill signed by Trump in March included only $1.6 billion in funds for a border wall, far short of the $25 billion Trump requested for his signature campaign promise.

The Senate is working to finish nine of its 12 annual spending bills by the end of next week while the House only passed six of its annual funding bills before it left on its August recess.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said lawmakers were considering an appropriations measure seeking an additional $5 billion for the wall.

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He also says Congress must fix "the DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world!" and urges voters to "Vote "R" in November.

President Trump said Sunday that many immigrants crossing the border are using children for "their own sinister purposes", calling on Congress to change immigration laws.

The administration says some of their parents have criminal histories.

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