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The spending measure currently circulating through Congress to fund the government and avoid a possible shutdown looks to be dead on arrival.

At this moment, Trump is in a surprise noon meeting with Republican House lawmakers to try a last-ditch effort to guarantee funding for border security, something Democrats in Congress unanimously oppose.

The White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, released the following statement:

“The president is having a meeting with Republican House members at noon today. At this moment, the president does not want to go further without border security, which includes steel slats or a wall. The president is continuing to weigh his options.”

From Fox News:

A potential deal on Capitol Hill to avert a government shutdown with a short-term spending measure hit a roadblock Thursday as the White House said President Trump “does not want to go further” with anything that does not include funding for border security. …

Congress faces a Friday deadline to fund a portion of the government or risk a partial shutdown. Lawmakers had been at a standstill over the president’s demands for $5 billion to fund the border wall.

But the Senate late Wednesday approved an interim spending bill that would keep several key departments of the federal government funded through February and avert a partial shutdown. It now heads to the House.

The stopgap measure, though, doesn’t include new funding for a border wall – something Democrats have opposed.

It remains unclear whether Trump would sign or veto the measure if the House approves it, but the Thursday statement signaled Trump may seek changes.

Conservatives in the House already said they won’t support a spending package that doesn’t fund the president’s border wall. …

Things seem to be coming to a head as we speak. Trump seems determined to get funding for the border wall, but the question is:

Is there enough time? The final countdown has already started.

There’s more, from the Washington Times:

Mr. Trump suggested he was betrayed by “leadership” on Capitol Hill who had promised after a another spending bill earlier this year he would get border security money.

“It didn’t happen! We foolishly fight for border security for other countries – but not for our beloved U.S.A. Not good!” the president said via Twitter. …

Mr. Trump, in his tweet, didn’t say which party’s “leadership” he felt betrayed him, but the GOP has been in control of Congress for the last two years, and has struggled to deliver on his demands for cash for a wall. …

Here’s how Twitter responded:

What do you think? Should President Trump veto the spending bill and hold firm on getting funding for the border wall? Or should he compromise to avoid a partial government shutdown?

We’ll know soon enough.

To be continued…

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Granny

    December 21, 2018 at 1:33 am

    Build the wall, get it funded now. Games are over. Just had an illegal go on a killing spree in California again. This will happen over and over again.
    We need protection from these killers.

  2. Ls

    December 21, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Use that veto power and hold the line. Libs can blame only themselves for all the tantrums they’ve thrown over the securitie we all need

  3. Frieda

    December 21, 2018 at 1:42 am

    I agree we need the wall for the safety of all americans in the U.S.Do not bend to the democrats, they only want open borders so they can get the votes they don’t really care about the people tyring to get in to the u.s.

  4. Michael_T

    December 21, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Build the wall, then send every liberal and RINO to Mexico before you close the last section. Let them live with these people they claim to love, so much.

    • watchman48

      December 21, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      AMENAMENAMEN….

  5. Trump 2020

    December 21, 2018 at 3:12 am

    I am a USA citizen from Mississippi, retired and living in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and the Mexican people want the migration to their country to stop. They have learned their lessons now that migrants are taking their jobs and government tax paid resources.
    I was warning them years ago but they felt it did not effect them. Now that Trump tightened up the border and the migrants are stuck here, the Mexican people are angry. It’s all over Facebook and WhatsApp.
    They were chanting in Tijuana “Trump es verdad! (Trump is right!) Es la invasion! (It’s an invasion!)
    It was all over their socialist TV and I hope that stems the flow from central and South America.
    President AMLO closed the border
    with Guetemala.
    I was not liked last year but today I’m their amigo.
    PS. Come to PV for your next vacation. Beautiful, affordable and above all SAFE.
    We are 900 miles from the border and 200 miles from the migrant/cartel route.

    • FAST EDDIE

      December 21, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Why are the migrants stuck there? They got up that far, they should be able to use the same means to get back. The Mexican government let them in. And by the way, my family has for years made it a policy NOT to go to Mexico, anywhere, safe or not because of the dangers of the country and their policies.

  6. Leo

    December 21, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Build the wall Mr President. Build the wall. Shut the damn government ratsack down if necessary, but BUILD THE WALL!

  7. MICHAEL MANFREDONIO

    December 21, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Shut the goverment down.

  8. ON THE ROCK

    December 21, 2018 at 4:21 am

    THE DEMOCRATS REALIZE THAT MORE AND MORE BLACKS ARE REALIZING THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE NOT DONE MUCH OF ANYTHING FOR THEM FOR YEARS AND YEARS. THEY MAKE PROMISES TO GET THEIR VOTES BUT NEVER DELIVER. SO NOW THE DEMOCRATS WANT ALL THE IMMIGRANTS THEY CAN GET INTO THIS COUNTRY SO THEY CAN MAKE THE SAME FALSE PROMISES TO A NEW VOTER BASE. THEY DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS MORPHED INTO A REAL SCUMBAG PARTY. ALL YOU REAL DIE HARD BORN AND RAISED DEMOCRATS NEED TO WAKE UP, OPEN YOUR EYES AND EARS AND REALIZE THE OLD PROUD PARTY IS NO LONGER.

    • Ariel

      December 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      That’s exactly it!

  9. Preston Jemmott

    December 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    10.6 billion for Mexico and Central America nothing to protect our sovereignty, Tired of money going to countries who have no respect for our laws, our borders or our people. No more aid to either of them until we secure all borders.

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