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originally posted by: Cassi3l
a reply to: carewemust
Trump vents fury over Russia stories and again threatens national emergency
Holed up at the White House, Trump turned to the other subject dominating US politics: the partial government shutdown which, going into its 23rd day, is now the longest in history, eclipsing the record set under Bill Clinton.
He called on the Democrats to do a deal and again threatened to declare a national emergency if they don’t “come to their senses”.
“I have the absolute right to call a national emergency,” he said. “Other presidents have called national emergencies for lesser importance than this. I’d rather see the Democrats come back from their vacation and act. It would take me 15 minutes to get a deal done and everyone could go back to work.”
With polls showing Trump getting most of the blame, the president is toying with the idea of declaring a national emergency, bypassing Congress and funding the wall from existing federal revenue. Republicans are divided on the move and it would be certain to face legal challenges.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: TheRedneck
Not sure Trump is up for reasonable negotiation but perhaps Congressman Scott Peters has a starting point.
In this week’s address, Rep. Scott Peters discusses Democrats’ support for smart, effective border security solutions and calls on President Trump and Senator McConnell to re-open government now.
A 21st century solution for a 21st century problem.
Some 109 lobbyists and corporate executives are named in the memo, a rate of 3.6 lobbyists for every member. They include those from several big K Street firms, R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Propagandalf
are we gonna have to pay for a wall across the canadian border also, or will canada pay for that one? after all there's a human trafficking problem on the northern border also..
more than likely there's also a drug smuggling problem..
and well, probably the greatest number of illegal aliens in the states are in the form of canadians who have overstayed their visa!!!
originally posted by: knoxie
“Never, ever give up. … If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it, but get to the other side of the wall.”
from a college graduation speech trump gave. lol