Trump temporarily ending shutdown, but border wall fight isn’t over

Trump temporarily ending shutdown, but border wall fight isn’t over

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would declare a national emergency if he doesn’t eventually reach a deal with Democrats on border security. Earlier Friday, Trump specified that he would reopen the government for three weeks to give negotiators more time to work out a border security compromise.

Ryan M
Ryan M 1 year

This three week bridge deal is about PR. It reveals Pelosi's grotesque character, as she refused all of Trump's proposed compromises to reopen the government, while Trump comes out of it looking good by putting the immediate needs of federal workers ahead of his long-term agenda. Now, when Pelosi persists in her obviously unprincipled obstinance and forces another government shutdown in mid February, she will look even worse, and the American people will be fed up with her petty obstructionism. The media, of course, will tell a different story, lauding Pelosi's "conviction" and mocking Trump for "caving", which will of course only further reveal them as the partisan hacks and liars we all know they are.

JMMA-Z 1 year

Trump needs to pull the trigger on the emergency declaration. He has waited long enough and given Democrats enough chances to side with Americans.

theLifeOf 1 year

Negotiation only works when both parties will sit at the table and talk Pelosi is clearly incapable of this, as her goal is to take promise of the wall from Trump. She doesn’t care about the American people, security, or the will of the people. She only cares about image and slandering Trump

Dysentery Gary
Dysentery Gary 1 year

I thought he was a great negotiator?

Christopher Harbutt
Christopher Harbutt 1 year

People who want Trump to use emergency powers to build the wall need to keep two things in mind: 1. If Trump does this without consequence he will have dramatically widened the scope for emergency powers to be used. Do you want the next Democrat President to use this precedent to ram through their agenda? 2. You can’t claim to care about the Constitution if you don’t object to this use of emergency powers.

No Name
No Name 1 year

The only thing that will happen when he declares a national emergency is that it will go to court in which it will just get held up for years. Sad. He should have done this when he had the house, but what do I know.

M.Twain 1 year

That will be tied up in the courts, with the results being Trump losing again. He wants 200 miles of strategically placed barrier, based on the cost of the recent 700 miles of fencing that's $8 million a mile, which mean Trumps 200 miles of barrier should come in at $1.6 billion.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

That was not giving ground. THAT was giving up.

William 1 year

He keeps threatening a national emergency, which means he won't do it. Trump, being impulsive as he is, would just do it if he meant to. He's just playing chicken right now and hoping the Dems bail first, all while holding federal workers who live paycheck-to-paycheck out of necessity hostage over a fake, inflated crisis. The Democrats are constantly looking to compromise and move the Overton window to the right, and Trumps own people just tell furloughed workers and fired contractors to "take out a loan" on things like rent and necessities without caring about the interest. Both sides are incompetent.

Frederic Lück
Frederic Lück 1 year

He is doing the Obama.Ohh

Asura Bomb
Asura Bomb 1 year

the weirdest thing is that he didn't have to do any of this.

drakethesnake 1 year

I thought Mexico was going to pay for it.

katori harrison
katori harrison 1 year

great so how does this help the people who use foodstamps

T Rex
T Rex 1 year

It is a truly weird thing to see the believers on both sides state there reasoning for their political sides. From my perspective, I just see politicians doing politics, and Trump trying something new that until now didn’t work. I think there are much bigger issues then illegal immigrants passing the sudden border. Or drugs and violence from Mexicans. It is a decoy. The wall. The real problems are just not that easy to fix, you can’t make a slogan for them.

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