White House: President Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat

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Mulvaney said they told Trump they couldn't split with Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, and work with the White House if the government remained closed. He said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that Trump may be prepared to bring about a shutdown next month. Pelosi rescinded her invitation to Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech in the House chamber on January 29, citing security concerns due to the shutdown. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has said repeatedly she will not go for it: "Have I not been clear?" Trump was wary of the prospect of a shutdown showdown and court challenges over emergency powers unfolding at the same time, the officials added.

People walk by the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2018. Other sites are reopening on Sunday, including Ford's Theatre in Washington.

In a city where perception begets influence, Pelosi clearly emerged with the upper hand. And a longtime confidant said Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by news coverage of his concession to Democrats and has been encouraged by conservative allies to escalate the fight.

He said some SEC units, including those devoted to corporate finance, trading and markets, and investment management and the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, "will be publishing statements in the coming days regarding their transition plans".

The President on his part claimed he had got the Democrats to agree that "barriers, fencing, or walls - or whatever you want to call it - will be an important part of the solution", as he announced he would sign a Bill to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiating border wall funding. "And there are other moneys available to him if Congress decides that they're not willing to give him enough money to do the job".

Dobbs pushed back against his pro-Trump panel of former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka and former acting ICE director Thomas Homan after Gorka tried claiming the president's shutting down of the government was a "masterstroke".

The lynchpin in the standoff is Trump's demand for $5.7 billion USA for his proposed wall at the U.S. -Mexico border, a project Democrats consider an ineffective, wasteful monument to a ridiculous Trump campaign promise. He stood up for the American people.

Trump Delays State of the Union Address Until Shutdown Ends
As the president must know, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has near total control over her chamber of Congress. Trump she won't allow a concurrent resolution authorizing his address to come to the floor, after Mr.

The deal reached on Friday funds the government for three weeks, until February 15, while lawmakers try to reach a wider deal on immigration. GOP and Democratic congressional leaders believed he had accepted that agreement and were stunned when he reneged under criticism from conservative pundits. Late on Friday, Trump signed it into law. But in the interim, he endured numerous self-inflicted wounds. A strong majority of Americans blamed him for the standoff and rejected his arguments for a border wall, polls showed.

Mulvaney also promised, "At the end of the day, the president is going to secure the border one way or another". They used federal workers as pawns.

Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri said on Fox that he thinks Trump has learned from the shutdown that affected 800,000 federal workers and contributed to a drop in the president's approval rating in some polls.

History shows that over the past quarter-century, voters generally don't punish candidates for shutdowns.

In October, the California Department of Motor Vehicles acknowledged that about 1,500 people may have been incorrectly registered to vote for the November election because of a "processing error", according to The Associated Press.

Asked if the shutdown was worth it, Sen. "The answer to your question probably has to be, 'We'll see what happens'".

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