White House: President Trump OK with second shutdown over border wall spat

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Moreover, a Republican majority Senate failed to pass a bill to fund the government with border wall appropriations yesterday - something that angered many conservative citizens.

In accepting the bipartisan deal to reopen the government on Friday, which did not include any funding for a border wall and was essentially the same bill he refused to sign before Christmas, Trump insisted that he would continue to push for the wall in negotiations with lawmakers.

After he announced his decision, a NY newspaper headline dubbed him "CAVE MAN". Those discussions will keep Democrats' priorities on the back burner and could trigger a new shutdown if no agreement is reached.

So while Trump had said he would not "cave" in the standoff, the president was left with little alternative. Trump explained in his tweet.

"Will not be easy to make a deal, both parties very dug in", he wrote.

Mulvaney added that's a "marked difference from where the Democrat leadership was, where they said they wouldn't talk to us about border security ever".

"We really have no choice but to build a powerful wall or steel barrier", he said.

Representative Cheri Bustos, an Illinois Democrat and chairwoman of the Democrats' campaign arm, echoed that sentiment after the shutdown deal was announced: "The American people sent us here to govern with a goal - to bring down the cost of health care, invest in our infrastructure and clean up the corruption in Washington", she said.

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget sent a memo late Friday to closed federal government departments and agencies to inform them that their divisions were now open and that their employees could return to work.

'Dick Durbin publicly said we'll have some walls in the future.

Trump earlier had been among the first to say Pelosi earned her position. Trump, whose Republicans have a majority in the Senate, has said it is necessary to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking. "I don't believe he cares about anything but himself". He doesn't want to declare national emergency. That's the right way to do it, but at the end of the day, the president is going to secure the border one way or another'.

Even so, after the performances by Pelosi and Trump, it was Republicans who seemed more concerned about the potential reverberations. "Three weeks to negotiate", he said in a brief interview. "There is wisdom here in what he did".

"She [Pelosi] actually just voted for nearly a quarter billion dollars for a barrier on the southern border with this deal that just got approved last week". This time, Meadows backed the president's decision and warned: "Executive action is still very much under consideration". The New York Times depicted Trump as "backing down", while the Wall Street Journal called Trump's move "a retreat".

Some prominent conservatives jumped to Trump's defense, however. The White House tweeted that it will be "in the coming days".

"Yeah I think he actually is". "Certainly, he did not fulfill his promise to the base and I'm appalled". If one's party is so afraid of being scrutinized and embarrassed on the world scale during one of the most important American events, then perhaps that party is doing something wrong.

As it wore on, polls showed that more Americans blamed him for the shutdown than they did the Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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