Because the partial government shutdown slipped into the report books, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations have been scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void.
The president didn’t tip his hand Saturday on whether or not he’ll transfer forward with an emergency declaration that would break the deadlock, release cash for his wall with out congressional approval and kick off authorized challenges and a political storm over using that extraordinary step. A day earlier, he stated he was not ready to do it “right now.”
Lawmakers are due back in Washington from their states and congressional districts within the new week.
Trump fired off a collection of tweets pushing again towards the notion that he doesn’t have a technique to end what turned the longest government shutdown in U.S. historical past when it entered its twenty second day Saturday. “Elections have consequences!” he declared, which means the 2016 election during which “I promised security and security” and, as part of that, a border wall.
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But there was one other election, in November, and the consequence of that is that Democrats now management the Home they usually refuse to provide Trump money for a wall.
Trump threatened anew that the shutdown might proceed indefinitely. Later Saturday, he supplemented a day’s value of tweets by telephoning in to Fox Information Channel’s “Justice with Decide Jeanine” Pirro from the White House to…