Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Shutdown: Be careful what you wish for, Donald Trump

Shutdown: Be careful what you wish for, Donald Trump

Shuttered parks became a symbol of Washington dysfunction during the last shutdown. Backcountry lands and culturally sensitive sites are likely to be restricted or closed.

"Certain things are said during the campaign that are not fully informed", Kelly said, according to the lawmakers and the aide.

"We don't have a reliable partner at the White House to negotiate with", Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday morning".

The President sought to frame the debate ahead of the vote, warning of the impact of a shutdown on the military. I know we are all frustrated by the pace of negotiations on spending, but joining Democrats to shut down the government plays right into the Democrats hand.

Nauert says security for American diplomats overseas won't be affected.

Pressed what he and other conservatives are asking leaders for, Meadows said they are pressing for more details on the big picture plan going forward.

It was during that meeting that Trump questioned why the USA would want more immigrants from "shithole countries" in Africa.

Mexico once again said it would not pay for the wall, despite Trump's repeated insistence that it will.

One might argue that if President Trump didn't do much to help Congress or address these management issues during his entire first year in office, there's no need to have him around during a shutdown.

But he declined on Thursday to confirm whether Trump described countries, like Haiti and several African nations, as "shithole countries", saying that he wanted to maintain a dialogue with Trump. At least 10 of the 18 Democrats who voted for a temporary funding measure in December have publicly announced their opposition, and a Democratic aide said there won't be enough party members who support the House bill.

President Trump is now scheduled to leave Washington for Mar-a-Lago for the weekend on Friday, but a White House official said in the morning that the president "will not be going to Florida until the CR passes".

Trump says programme to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'
There are conservatives have suggested offering a path to legal status but not citizenship, including House Speaker Paul Ryan. This wasn't particularly partisan or controversial until recently, except among the far-right fringe.

The measure would be the fourth stopgap spending bill since the current budget year started in October.

Speaker Paul Ryan convinced conservatives to get on board with the continuing resolution.

But Trump insisted: "CHIP should be part of a long-term solution, not a 30-day, or short-term, extension!" "It baffles me and it perplexes me, because I come from the business world, that we don't run our country better". That left Ryan looking to pass the spending bill with just Republican votes.

Trump entered the fray early Friday morning, mentioning the House-approved bill on Twitter, adding: "Democrats are needed if it is to pass in the Senate - but they want illegal immigration and weak borders".

"I feel that it makes no sense for Democrats to try and bring us to a shutdown, to try and cut off CHIP funding for the states that are running out of money, like Minnesota and Washington and Kentucky and other states", Ryan said.

Later Thursday, Trump called into a meeting of the House Freedom Caucus to push for the proposal.

"Take this election", Jones, "take this election where the people of Alabama said we want to get something done, we want you to find common ground, we want you to talk".

Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, dismissed the Republicans move on CHIP as "like giving you a bowl of doggie doo, put a cherry on top sundae".

President Donald Trump wasn't helping matters, injecting confusion by tweeting Thursday that a children's health care program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement.

"I'm here for our military, I'm here to support our great, great, and very powerful military", Trump said.

Federal financing for the program that serves almost 9 million children expired in October and several states are close to exhausting their money, and Congress has passed several short-term patches to keep their programs afloat.

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