White House ‘confident’ of averting shutdown as Trump shows flexibility on wall

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April 25, 2017

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The White House sought Monday to calm a jittery Washington ahead of a showdown with Congress over spending, and President Trump softened his demand that a deal to keep the federal government open include money to begin construction on his long-promised border wall.

Despite one-party control at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the brinkmanship that came to define spending battles in the Obama years has tumbled into the Trump era, as have the factional divisions over strategy and priorities that have gripped the GOP for a decade.

But with a Friday deadline looming to pass a new spending bill, the Trump administration projected confidence that a shutdown would be avoided. In the face of fierce Democratic opposition to funding the wall’s construction, White House officials signaled Monday that the president may be open to an agreement that includes money for border security if not specifically for a wall, with an emphasis on technology and border agents rather than a structure.

Trump showed even more flexibility Monday afternoon, telling conservative journalists in a private meeting that he was open to delaying funding for wall construction until September, a White House official confirmed.

10 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Jean Langford M. says:

    SMART MAN….LET THE IDIOT DUMBOCRAPS TAKE THE HEAT FOR OBSTRUCTIONISUM ON THE WALL…2017 MID TERM ELECTIONS FOR THE SENATE ARE COMING UP….10 STATES THAT “TRUMP” WON IN THE ELECTORIAL COLLEGE HAD DUMBOCRAP SENATORS…WANNA BET THEY GET THEIR ARSE SHOVED THROUGH THE ROOF OF THEIR MOUTHS???..AND THE GOP PICKS UP ANOTHER 10 SENATE SEATS…WHICH WOULD INCREASE THEIR MAJAROITY TO 62…NOW WE CAN PASS THAT “TRUMP” AGENDA….AND THE DUMBOCRAPS CAN JUST SIT THERE AND WATCH….LOL…LOL…LOL….

  • snowyriver says:

    Two things to remember.. Trump is a business man.. Trump has America at heart..Anything he does, anything he proposes, he will have American interests at heart and will do it with the LEAST cost to Americans

    1. Jean Langford M. says:

      ABSOLUTLY…AMERICA FIRST….AND OUR PEOPLE…

  • bobnstuff says:

    Our President needs back up lights so we can tell when he is backing away from his stands. In this case he is doing the right thing. Instead of Trump telling the border patrols what they need he needs to ask them and listen to them.

    1. chw2000 says:

      I’m pretty sure that’s what he does. Trump is a leader and being a leader requires being flexible and willing to look for other options. If one door is locked, try another one. That’s what all great leaders do. People need to understand that.

      1. bobnstuff says:

        Trump is locked into a wall that all the experts say is the wrong tool for the job. My Republican congressman went to the border and came back supporting a fence. The head of the border patrol supports a fence. The Great Wall of Trump has no supporters that have look hard at the idea. I’m for border security but not for stupid. Trump go where the wind blows or with the idea of the last person he talks to. The only thing he has kind of stuck to is the wall and even he has bounced around on the idea. Trump doesn’t read reports, in fact he reads very little. He is the big idea man but details don’t keep his interest. The devil is in the details.
        http://gizmodo.com/us-border-patrol-doesnt-want-a-wall-they-want-drones-an-1773661854
        http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/23/border-patrol-union-us-mexico-border-wall-needed-only-in-strategic-locations/

        1. kbfallon says:

          He was smart enough to be the President of the USA and you spew more bullshet than a manure spreader.

          1. bobnstuff says:

            I have two words about our President. Atlantic City.

          2. chw2000 says:

            And just what does Atlantic City have to do with anything? If filing for bankrupt protection is what you’re referring to then you need to look at some history and see some of the very successful people that also filed. Walt Disney, Henry Ford, and most notable, in 1833, President Lincoln, Milton Hershey and H.J. Heinz. I believe former Secretary of State, John Kerry married the heiress to the Heinz fortune. You really do need to so some research Bob. And I also have to agree with kbfallen.

          3. bobnstuff says:

            Four times, he failed there four times. Who has that record beat?

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