• Top Republicans say Trump could still declare a national emergency to get money for the wall, even if he signs the bipartisan border-security deal

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The bipartisan conference committee has finalized their border security proposal that would help avert another government shutdown.
    President Trump has so far been unenthusiastic about the deal.
    Top Senate Republicans told INSIDER that the border security proposal is just a first step and could lead to more action from Trump, including an emergency declaration.
    WASHINGTON - Just as the conference committee reached an agreement on a border security proposal and avert another partial government shutdown, top Republicans are suggesting President Donald Trump could still act unilaterally to...
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  • Trump Isn't Happy With Shutdown Deal He Calls ‘Obstruction'

    Trump Isn't Happy With Shutdown Deal He Calls ‘Obstruction'

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump said he isn't happy with the deal on border-security funding Republican and Democratic negotiators worked out to avert another government shutdown, but he said he would hold a meeting later Tuesday to consider the compromise.
    "I don't think you're going to see a shutdown," Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday, but added Democrats should bear the blame if the government closes again.
    "I can't say I'm happy, I can't say I'm thrilled," Trump said of the compromise. "It's really obstruction" by Democratic lawmakers, he said.
    He said...
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  • Trump's staunchest allies are already bashing the 'garbage' bipartisan border deal that could stave off another government shutdown

    6 monthes ago - By Chron

    Associated Press/Susan Walsh
    President Donald Trump's most vocal allies are already railing against a tentative deal a bipartisan group of lawmakers struck on Monday night.
    The deal would reportedly allocate just $1.375 billion towards the border wall - a far cry from the $5.7 billion Trump has demanded.
    The deal would also require that the wall be built using only "existing technologies," meaning no concrete wall or use of Trump's border-wall prototypes would be allowed.
    "Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise - you will have to explain," Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday.
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  • Some of Trump's confidants are already attacking the bipartisan border security deal and it could put the agreement in jeopardy

    Some of Trump's confidants are already attacking the bipartisan border security deal and it could put the agreement in jeopardy

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The conference committee tasked with addressing border security before government funding runs dry reached an agreement late Monday night.
    President Trump's informal advisors and confidants outside the White House are already dismissing the proposal as insufficient.
    Trump often seeks their advice, which played a central role in the historic partial government shutdown that ended in January.
    Several of President Donald Trump's strongest allies and informal advisors are already panning the border security deal reached by the bicameral, bipartisan conference committee on Monday, which could...
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