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Didn't Trump just walk out of the last negotiations?
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: infolurker
Now I understand why a Capital Hill correspondent said, "They're not going to work on getting the government re-opened this weekend, Shep. Here it is 3pm on Thursday, and most of them have already flown out of town."
And what does Trump have to offer as an alternative to a wall?
Which, has morphed into a 'metaphorical' wall since he realized a literal wall cannot be built. Which, the dems DID want when they ran with Hillary, they wanted to boost boarder security as well.
Trump doesn't have a wall design, doesn't have an environmental impact study to address wind and water/flood erosion or animal migration, a plan as to where it will go, doesn't have access to the private property that his plan will require and doesn't have the funding to build it....what it is up to now, $60 billion?
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: strongfp
That goes both ways. They won't even discuss it, yet want him to just capitulate to them.
HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: “The fact is: President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and well-being of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation - many of them veterans.” — response to Trump’s remarks.
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, Senate Democratic leader: “The president of the United States - having failed to get Mexico to pay for his ineffective, unnecessary border wall, and unable to convince the Congress or the American people to foot the bill - has shut down the government.” — response to Trump.
THE FACTS: That’s one way to look at it. But it takes two sides to shut down the government. Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall is one reason for the budget impasse. The refusal of Democrats to approve the money is another.
Sorry, but that's a prototype.
There has been no final decision on the design. That's the part Trump is willing to negotiate with the Dems on. He said, they can call it a fence, if they don't want a wall. He's willing to deal...when it comes to the design.
Then, there is still the concern of where, exactly, to put this wall.
Where will the "doors" be?
Access and maintenance?
How does that wall/fence that's pictures, allow for animal migration?
What about the private property that will be seized for this additional "wall", that still needs to be worked out.