Skip to comments.White House will back down on demand for border wall funding to avert government shutdown
Posted on 12/18/2018 7:52:46 AM PST by NRx
The White House wants to avoid a partial government shutdown and has found other ways to get the border wall President Trump is demanding, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.
Sanders comments come four days before large portions of the federal government will begin shutting down unless Congress and Trump act first.
Trump has been demanding $5 billion from Congress for his border wall, which Democrats refuse to give.
But Sanders told Fox News Channel: We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion.
At the end of the day we dont want to shut down the government, we want to shut down the border, Sanders said.
Sanders said the White House was exploring other funding sources and believed it could be legally done.
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What a let down if true. Wow.
I suspect Trump’s new adviser (The OPM guy) knows how to get it done. Or maybe he just took Anne Coulter’s advice.
Politically might be smarter, eg if he uses money earmarked for defense, then that forces the DEmocrats to file legislation to stop him.
Trump has something up his sleeve.... I hope.
What a let down if true. Wow.”
Don’t care as long as WALL is built!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think they should still force a vote. Get these guys on record here.
The issue is getting the Wall, if Trump does that, he wins.
“we want to shut down the border” - BINGO - hold the border hostage.
Maybe Trump found the $6 MILLION that The Cankle lost while she was SecOState.
He better have something up his sleeve, this is what got him elected.
If he fails to secure the border, he won’t get re-elected.
Army Corps of Engineers.
Let Dems try to stop it.
Clearly Trump will back down on the cornerstone of his presidency because he would be afraid of energizing his base by persuing a position which is highly popular even with democrats who do not hold political office.
Everybody please clap, or tinkerbell will die.
Thanks gopE. This party is over.
Mulvaney is super sharp.
I do not trust the military to carry out orders to fortify the border. I can’t see this pack of DOD PC correct losers doing it.
It was $6 BILLION that Hillary “lost”.
He now has the congress on record as refusing to secure the border.
He’ll do it anyway, and they will have to escalate their traitorous activity if they want to stop him.
Great optics for 2020.
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