In the stalled budget dispute in the United States has threatened President Donald Trump with a standstill of the government business for months or even years. “I don’t think it would come to this, but I’m prepared,” said Trump on Friday after a second summit with representatives from the US Congress. He hoped, however, that the “Shutdown” will only take a few days.
The newly elected Chairman of the house of representatives, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, said that the talks with Trump and in part controversial. Trump spoke of a very productive Meeting and announced further negotiations in the course of the weekend. The background of a bitter dispute between Trump and the opposition Democrats over the financing of a wall on the border to Mexico.
“Shutdown” lasts already for two weeks
in The budget dispute shuts down for two weeks in parts of the U.S. government. Hundreds of thousands of government holidays are agents in forced or you will need to work without salary. Shortly before Christmas, a budget was entered into lock for several ministries in power, because it is not on time a budget law for these areas, it was decided. Including the home’s protection Ministry, which handles border security.
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Trump calls for 5.6 billion dollars for the construction of a wall on the border to Mexico. The Democrats reject the financing of a wall, categorically. The President is instructed in the question, but on the votes of the Democrats in Congress.
Trump said on Friday, however, he could build the wall even without the consent of the Congress, if he “would impose a national state of emergency due to the security of our country”. “I can do that, if I want to,” he said. “We can impose a national emergency and they very quickly build. This is another way to do it. But if we can make it through a negotiation process, we will give it a try.”
On the weekend with the negotiations
on Wednesday top were representatives from the Congress and the White house with a Trump, without result. On Friday they met for a second Time – again without agreement. The front man of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, said after the interview, Trump had threatened with a Shutdown in an unprecedented length. “He said he would hold the government over a very long time – months or even years.” Pelosi, and he had called Trump a matter of urgency, to find a solution to end the budget can quickly lock and to take the population hostage. “He refused,” lamented Schumer.
Trump confirmed his statement to a possibly year-long “Shutdown”. He struggled at the same time, during an appearance in the rose garden of the White house to dispel the impression of an unbridgeable Rift with the Democrats. We are United in the desire to end the stalemate. “We can solve this quickly,” he said. An agreement was already in the beginning of the next week.
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On the weekend to go to the negotiations, however, in a different composition: For the White house, Vice-President Mike Pence, trump’s adviser to and son-in-law to negotiate the son of Jared Kushner as well as homeland security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The Congress representatives could bring as many negotiators to the talks, as they wanted to, Trump said.
Donald Trump to fence in the meantime, a steel
By the mid-term elections in early November, the forces have relations in Congress shifted. Trumps Republicans make up the majority in the Senate. In the house of representatives, the Democrats have been since Thursday, but Say so. With their new majority in the house of representatives, the Democrats adopted the same on the first day of a draft budget, with the goal to finish the budget freeze. The Trump of the required funds for the construction of the wall were not included. The White house had made even before the voting, that Trump would reject the proposal.
Trump had promised his followers in the presidential campaign, to build a wall on the border to Mexico. Actually, should pay for it according to his will the Mexicans. That Trump is now calling for money from the Congress, earned him much mockery.
Originally, Trump had demanded a concrete wall. He has moved away now and speaks now of a steel fence, he wants to build. “Steel is stronger than concrete,” he said. In addition, the United States would have a strong steel industry. In the planned length of a wall, Trump has also moved away from previous positions.
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