President Trump summoned congressional leaders to the White House’s Situation Room Wednesday; demanding Democrats and Republicans fully fund his border security initiatives and re-open the federal government.
“President Trump plans to hold a highly anticipated border security meeting with congressional leaders in the Situation Room on Wednesday afternoon, Fox News has learned — choosing a setting meant to underscore the urgency of the border problem,” writes Fox.
The federal government effectively shutdown December 22nd after congressional Democrats called the president’s border wall funding a “non-starter” in budget negotiations.
The high-stakes meeting comes just hours before Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives, when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is widely expected to become the next Speaker of the House.
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FINAL WARNING: Trump Tells Dems He's ‘TOTALLY PREPARED’ for a ‘Very Long Shutdown’
President Trump warned Congressional leaders Friday that the White House was “totally prepared” for a “very long shutdown” should they fail to reach a budget deal; saying this may be “our only chance” to get “great border security.”
The President was speaking with reporters during a signing ceremony for his Criminal Reform Justice Bill when he weighed-in on the potential shutdown as the Friday deadline loomed closer.
"We're totally prepared for a very long shutdown," Pres. Trump says.
"This is our only chance that we'll ever have…to get great border security."https://t.co/W46TRJrB0j pic.twitter.com/8w9zTItHOG
— ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2018
“Now it’s up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have a shutdown tonight. I hope we don’t, but we’re totally prepared for a very long shutdown. This is our only chance that we’ll ever have because of the world and the way it works out, to get great border security,” said the president.
HELL FREEZES OVER: Trump Thanks ‘CRAZY’ Jim Acosta Over ‘Schumer Shutdown’
President Trump stunned the mainstream media and political pundits Tuesday morning, thanking CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta for admitting that the Democrats were to blame for the three-day long ‘Schumer Shutdown.’
The President praised Acosta on social media, saying “even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees” that President Trump and GOP Congressional leaders defeated the Democratic filibuster and re-opened the federal government.
“Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: ‘Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.’ Thank you for your honesty Jim!” tweeted the President.
Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: “Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.” Thank you for your honesty Jim!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2018
The thawing of relations between the President and Acosta likely won’t last. Just last week President Trump tossed the CNN correspondent from a press briefing; pointing at the door and telling Acosta to “get out.”