President Trump addressed reporters from the White House lawn Friday following a high-stakes meeting with congressional Democrats regarding border security and a bipartisan budget agreement.
The President warned Sen. Schumer during the meeting that the ongoing partial government shutdown could stretch for months -and potentially years- should Democrats fail to fund his signature campaign promise: a physical wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico.
Watch the President’s comments LIVE below:
ARMAGEDDON AGAIN? Pelosi Warns Government Could be ‘CLOSED FOREVER’ Over Budget Fight
Likely Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi escalated her war-of-words with the Trump administration Thursday; saying the government could be “closed forever” because of her opposition to the President’s border wall.
Pelosi was speaking with reporters during her weekly press conference at the Capitol when she was asked if she planned to cave to the President’s security demands.
Pelosi predicts the government will stay "closed forever" because she is never going to fund the border wall.
Earlier, Pelosi said she is not going to approve one dime for the Wall. pic.twitter.com/W1hDuOtikw
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“Let’s hope there won’t be a shutdown of the government. That’s a very bad thing to do, maybe the President doesn’t grasp that. That is very harmful to our country at significant cost,” said Pelosi.
“They still voted against opening up the government [the last time.] Does he want to have government closed forever? What’s this about? I know he doesn’t believe in government,” she added.
ARMAGEDDON? Federal Government Sees RECORD SURPLUS Following GOP Tax Cuts
The liberal predictions of “doom and gloom” and “death and destruction” continued to crash and burn this week, with the Treasury Department confirming the US government saw record surpluses in the first full month under the recently passed GOP tax cuts.
According the official report, the federal government collected roughly $361 billion in tax revenue this January but spent only $312 billion; posting a budget surplus of approximately $49 billion.
The strong economic data matches similar upticks in other indicators, signaling the US recovery continues to soar under President Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress.
Earlier this year, dozens of massive American corporations -such as AT&T, Walmart, Disney, Starbucks, American Airlines, UPS, Home Depot, and others- raised wages and paid out big bonuses after President Trump signed the sweeping tax reform into law.
The news comes as leading Democrats continue to trash the GOP tax cuts.
This week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted the GOP legislation, saying “we must continue showing the public how unfair the GOP Tax Scam is to the middle class and halt the GOP assault on the Affordable Care Act.”