President Trump: ‘I would have no problem doing a shutdown’

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

President Trump has been threatening to close down the government if Congress doesn't meet his immigration priorities, but he has privately agreed to put off a potential shutdown or any fight over border wall funding until after the midterm elections, an administration official said Monday.

At a joint news conference at the White House Monday, along with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, the president said "If we don't get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States I would have no problem doing a shutdown".

However, Trump that said the $25 billion figure for the barrier was not a "red line" and that he "always leaves room for negotiation" with Democrats.

"It's not an exaggeration to say that the policies of President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have essentially orphan hundreds of immigrant children", said Democratic California Sen.

"We are united in our conviction that strong nations must have strong borders", Trump said. "We do that through Congress", Trump said.

Beyond building a wall, the administration also wants to do away with so-called "chain migration" allowing relatives of immigrants to come to the country, and the diversity visa-lottery program, and to move toward what Trump calls a "merit-based" immigration system. Sunday, he blamed congressional Democrats for failing to support his administration's immigration policies.

Despite Trump's threat, some Republican lawmakers doubted the government would be forced to shut down.

President Donald Trump walks with his granddaughter Arabella after returning to the White House from a weekend in Bedminister, New Jersey. "But public reports ... indicate that many of them may not have made an informed choice to leave their children behind", Grassley said.

Ryan said on Capitol Hill after the meeting: "The president's willing to be patient to make sure that we get what we need so that we can get that done".

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"Border security includes the wall, but it includes many other things".

Trump returned to the idea after a meeting at the White House last week with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., where they were said to have agreed on the way forward on government funding for the budget year that starts October 1.

'The prime minister is with us today because of illegal immigration.

Both last year and this year, Trump said he would shut down the government if Democrats didn't agree to fund construction of the wall.

McConnell, asked about a shutdown during a Kentucky radio interview, said it was not going to happen. McConnell canceled most of the Senate's recess to give senators time to work on the annual spending bills that fund government operations.

Government funding expires at the end of September, and lawmakers in both parties have already worked to pass a series of piecemeal spending measures.

Democrats not only want better documentation of the separation and reunification processes, there is also a push to conduct special investigations on the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services.

Durbin's demand will likely be ignored, and Homeland Security spokesman Tyler Houlton quickly issued a statement saying Nielsen is "doing the job she was nominated, confirmed and sworn to do" and said "the obstructionists in Congress" should pass laws protecting US borders. No, no one is there to tell him 'Hey remember that promise you campaigned on and every single campaign rally with 10, 20, 30,000 people two or three times a day?' Remember what chant they were saying?

Some of the cities boycotting these contractors also led the "sanctuary" campaign against the Trump administration's efforts to crackdown on illegal immigration by barring local law enforcement from communicating with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and other federal immigration authorities.

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