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Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall

14 January 2019
Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall

That includes our local air traffic controllers, TSA agents and Coast Guard.

The federal government has entered Day 22 of a partial government shutdown, becoming the longest closure in US history.

"If Mr. Trump did win in court, a President Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenProgressive activist says O'Rourke, others Instagram Live posts could be a distraction Kerry to Trump: Forget "fictional" border crisis, declare emergency for climate Scarborough asks Kamala Harris question that "doomed" Ted Kennedy's presidential run: 'Why would you want to be president?' MORE might take the precedent as license to circumvent Congress whenever it is politically expedient", the editorial warned. "I'm not going to do it so fast", Trump said during an event Friday at the White House.

Mr. Trump described an emergency declaration as the "easy way out" and said Congress had to step up to the responsibility of approving the $5.7 billion.

"If they can't do it".

Trump had said Thursday, during a visit to the border town of McAllen, Texas, that he might declare a national emergency. "I have the absolute right", he insisted.

Only minutes earlier, powerful Republican ally Sen.

It was not clear what made Trump change course.

Meanwhile, House Republican members also object to passing the spending bills approved past year in the Republican-controlled Senate, saying Democrats are spinning their wheels amid White House opposition.

Graham says he thinks Trump is willing to accept the level of wall funding he is seeking, along with some immigration measures Democrats might accept, such as helping immigrants who were illegally brought to the U.S.as minors. "Elections have consequences!" he declared, meaning the 2016 election in which "I promised safety and security" and, as part of that, a border wall.

FILE - President Donald Trump tours the USA border with Mexico at the Rio Grande in McAllen, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019. Mark Penn was a top campaign strategist for former president Bill Clinton in 1996 and for Hillary Clinton's 2008 run for the White House. One prominent Democrat has gone on record to call their blustering jargon as a political blunder of the highest magnitude.

More certain is that while narcotics do enter the country across remote sections of the border, most are snuck through heavily guarded checkpoints in vehicles, the government's own Drug Enforcement Administration said in a 2017 report.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, traveling Saturday in Abu Dhabi, claimed that morale is good among US diplomats even as many work without pay.

President Donald Trump says he's at the White House waiting for Democrats to return to Washington and help end the shutdown.

"But we've been put into this position", he said.

Although Trump has been frustrated with aides as he loses the public relations battle over the shutdown, White House attempts to use the trappings of the presidency to buttress his case for the wall have yielded mixed results in the president's view.

"This lawsuit is not complicated: We do not believe it is lawful to compel a person to work without paying them", the federation's president, Randy Erwin, said in a statement. "The Democrats are just following politics".