Friday, February 8, 2019

President Trump lays out his demands for border deal to top Republican as shutdown deadline nears

Caitlin O'Hara/Copyright 2019 The NYT
President Donald Trump met with a key Republican negotiator Thursday, Feb. 7, to lay out his demands for a border deal, as lawmakers sought an agreement to stave off another government shutdown.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters after meeting with Trump that he believes the president will support a deal bipartisan congressional negotiators produce - as long as it meets his parameters. Lawmakers face a Feb. 15 deadline when large portions of the government will shut back down absent a deal.
Shelby declined to detail Trump's requirements, and he did not say whether the president had agreed to accept less than the $5.7 billion he's been demanding to build new steel walls along the U.S.-Mexico border.
"If we can work within some of the parameters that we talked about today - that we'll keep to ourselves - I think he would sign it," Shelby said. "And I think he's, from my perspective, been quite reasonable."
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Trump can make no demands. He has no where to go. R's are not willing to do another shutdown, and are not willing to support the fake emergency.

Trump has rendered himself powerless. If he won't sign it -whatever it turns out to be- they will override.

McConnell is, I think, tired of Trump's stupid games.