US government shuts down for the third week Trump: or declares a state of emergency
January 07, 2019 07:51 Source: China News Network
Trump still insisted that the billions of border wall funds that the Democrats proposed for him "gave a green light" in Congress, although the leaders of the Democratic House and Senate have repeatedly said that they will not release it.
On the morning of the 6th local time, Trump told the media at the White House before the trip to Camp David, "I may declare the state into a state of emergency" to avoid the blockade of Congress. He said that the decision will be made based on the negotiations of the parties in the next few days.
White House spokesman Sanders also said that the president is prepared to circumvent the meeting when necessary, to declare the United States into a state of emergency and to build a border wall at the US-Mexico border. "The White House has been looking for every feasible solution to get funding for the wall," Sanders told Fox News, "Trump will do anything to protect our borders."
Trump also said he plans to convene the heads of US steel companies and other steel companies to propose new designs for the border wall. The Trump administration has spent millions of dollars building several border wall models near the San Diego border crossing in California. He also said that he would build a border wall with a reinforced concrete structure.
“I will ask these companies to design beautiful steel products,” Trump said. “We will use it for border obstacles.”
The White House acting chief of staff, Malwani, said that Trump was willing to replace the concrete wall with a steel fence, proving that Trump had the sincerity to solve the problem of government shutdown.
Malwani pointed out that if this can make the Democratic Party feel that Trump has compromised, it will allow everyone to move in the right direction.
On the 5th, congressional leaders and White House officials met in Washington for several hours, trying to end the state of partial government shutdown, but did not make progress.
The White House Senior Advisor, Trump’s son-in-law Kushner and Homeland Security Minister Nelson also attended the meeting, and Nielsen made a comprehensive report on border security issues. The Democrats asked for a written detailed description of the budget requirements of the Department of Homeland Security, and the White House said it would provide relevant information.
Peng Si, the vice president who led the White House negotiations, described this as a "very effective" talk, but Trump, who did not attend the talks, poured cold water on Twitter and said that the talks "had no progress."
According to a source who attended the meeting, the Democrats told the White House that it was because of the government’s suspension that the negotiations became more and more difficult. Therefore, it was required to restore the government’s operation first, but it was rejected.
According to the New York Times, the White House representatives, such as Burns, once again proposed to the Democrats that the "dream catcher" plan was exchanged for the legal residence of millions of immigrants illegally entering the United States in childhood, in exchange for the construction of the fence. Funds.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi said that the Democrats of the House of Representatives intend to pass the individual spending bill to allow the government to re-operate.