Trump Announces 3-Week Stopgap Deal, Threatens ‘National Emergency’ If No Wall Funding
President Trump has announced a tentative deal to reopen the government for 3 weeks until Feb. 15.
TRUMP: AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, I HAVE “VERY POWERFUL ALTERNATIVE”
TRUMP SAYS HE WILL SIGN BILL TO OPEN GOVERNMENT FOR 3 WEEKS
TRUMP SAYS HE WILL MAKE SURE WORKERS GET THEIR PAY QUICKLY
TRUMP SAYS DEAL REACHED TO END SHUTDOWN
TRUMP SAYS HE HAS POWERFUL ALTERNATIVE, HOPES WON’T BE NEEDED
TRUMP EXPECTS HOMELAND SECURITY PACKAGE TO BE SIGNED SOON
Trump is leaving his options open to call a national emergency to build the wall if no deal is reached. He also said he would look at border technology including drones. Furthermore, the wall won’t be a “medieval” wall but will be a “see-through steel” “smart wall” built in “preidentified strategic areas” with features like see-through visibility.
“If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down on Feb. 15 again, or I will use the emergency powers…to address this emergency. We will have great security,” Trump said.
One Democratic lawmaker told the NYT that Congress is staking its reputation on its ability to “come up with something successful” in three weeks which…well…
“What we have put on the table is our reputation as legislators, that given three weeks, we’ll come up with a successful conclusion on the border security issue,” said Senator Benjamin Cardin, Democrat of Maryland.
…we’ll see how that works out.
(TLB) compiled and published this article from ZeroHedge with posting and commentary by Tyler Durden. Our thanks to Tyler for this coverage.
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