Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

"This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me", Trump said. And it repeats some existing funding requests for detention beds and security officers, which have already been panned by Congress and would likely find resistance among House Democrats.

President Trump's recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the Mexican border got no support from the ex-presidents' club. The visit likely will highlight security concerns pushed by the administration as justification for the wall. Journal is reporting that Trump is looking for ways to end the shutdown without it looking like the Democrats won.

The President tweeted he will "address the nation" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET "on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern border", two days before he is scheduled to visit the border.

Trump's Monday afternoon tweet about his plans to address the country come as the government shutdown begins its third week, with Trump and congressional Democrats at an impasse over Trump's demand for almost $6 billion in federal funding to build a wall on the southern border.

Trump first expressed interest in visiting the border in January during a Christmas Day interview with reporters. "I may do it", Trump said.

The White House did not say whether he planned to make such a declaration, which would nearly certainly face a legal challenge, on Tuesday night.

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Trump is withholding his support for a bill that would fully fund the government until he secures money for the wall. Her love of politics goes way back, often showing visitors the photo of her as a teenager meeting President John F.

"Look, if Harry Truman couldn't nationalize the steel industry during wartime, this President doesn't have the power to declare an emergency and build a multibillion dollar wall on the border", Schiff said.

Trump skipped a planned trip to Florida to stay in Washington during the Christmas and New Year's holidays after large chunks of the federal government were shuttered on December 22.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has flatly rejected providing any funding for a border wall to resolve the stalemate.

'I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump, and do not support him on the issue, ' Carter said in the statement issued through his Carter Center. And former Vice President Joe Biden said he "can't think of a single" past president who wanted a border wall.

Trump asserted that he could relate to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who aren't getting paid, though he acknowledged they will have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall. Democrats say there has been no evidence of suspected terrorists coming through the southern border and that Trump has no grounds to declare a national emergency over the issue. Trump indicated to aides over the weekend that he was interested in delivering a prime-time address to call attention to the issue, but it was not immediately clear whether TV networks had agreed to clear airtime for a presidential address.

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