Donald Trump invokes slain Indian American to make case for border wall

Donald Trump invokes slain Indian American to make case for border wall

Donald Trump invokes slain Indian American to make case for border wall

Mr Trump had spent days mulling declaring a state of emergency along the border that would have given him powers to bypass Congress, which has so far refused to fund the wall project, and draw funds from the military to build the border barrier.

Schumer said Trump left the meeting abruptly after he asked Pelosi whether she would support his demand for a border wall, and she said no.

When it was over, the only thing that all parties seemed to agree on was the president's assessment that the meeting had been "a total waste of time".

The two Democratic politicians slammed Trump's alleged obsession with the "ineffective, unnecessary" wall he seeks to build along the US-Mexican border, likening his actions related to the government shutdown to a "temper tantrum". Trump said in a meeting with Schumer and Pelosi in December that he would be "proud" to shut down the government over border security.

"Unfortunately, the President just got up and walked out", Schumer told reporters. Paying their bills. Dealing with situations when they don't get paid.

But affirmed that they were for strengthening border security by using technology and improving the infrastructure.

Pressure will ramp up in the coming days as numerous 800,000 federal workers impacted miss out on a pay cheque for the first time since the shutdown begun.

As the federal government enters the third week of a partial shutdown, President Donald Trump is slated to deliver an address on immigration. Trump wrote. "Nancy said, NO".

The national opinion poll, which ran from January 1 to January 7, found that 51 percent of adults believe Trump "deserves most of the blame" for the shutdown.

The fact is: President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and well-being of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation - many of them veterans.

When the White House officially requested airtime on Monday from the broadcast networks, as is customary in these cases, network executives deliberated about it for a few hours. "It is hard to argue this night was about anything other than pure politics - and the networks interrupted programming to accommodate it".

She noted that the House passed legislation to reopen government on the first day of the new Congress.

Asked what Trump had gained by walking out of the talks, Pence said: "I think the president made his position very clear today: that there will be no deal without a wall". We'll update with more speech numbers as they come in later, stay tuned.

"This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border", he added.

The president used a series of murders to highlight why "illegal aliens" need to be kept out, from a police officer killed on Boxing Day to a veteran who was raped and murdered in California.

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