Trump spruiks 'crisis' on border, Democrats demand government re-open
Trump spruiks 'crisis' on border, Democrats demand government re-open
Trump Reportedly Trying to End Shutdown Without Looking Weak
09 January, 2019, 06:36
President Donald Trump has told Americans in a prime-time speech Tuesday that the US-Mexico border is a "crisis of the soul" and Congress must approve construction of a wall to end a government shutdown now in its 18th day.
The other was Republicans in Congress, who Mr Trump needs to keep in the fold if he is going to get anything out of this extended political confrontation.
But with many Americans far from sold on Trump's lurid claims about illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists overwhelming the border, the speech faces its own high barrier: credibility.
Mr Trump said an as-yet-unratified revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement would pay for the wall, a claim previously disputed by economists. But he did not mention that Tuesday night. About a quarter of U.S. agencies have been shut down since last month and hundreds of thousands of government workers are likely to miss pay checks this week. Mr Trump said after recounting gruesome details of murders he said were committed by illegal immigrants.
The president said children illegally brought into the United States are "used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs", while women and children are "the biggest victims by far of our broken system".
Negotiations on wall funding could proceed in the meantime, they said.
Trump himself is scheduled to head to the border on Wednesday to make his point about a situation he views as a grave national security crisis, amid growing resentment in Washington about the partial government shutdown that has put 800,000 federal workers on ice.
In recent years, the border has seen many more Central American families and unaccompanied children turning up - sometimes in caravans of thousands of people - to seek asylum and the government does not have the facilities to take care of them.
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that he will use the visit to "meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also accused Mr Trump of trying to "govern by temper tantrum" and of manufacturing a crisis.
Trump will continue pressing his case for the wall with a trip to the border on Thursday.
Harrowing tales are starting to emerge from the fallout due to the shutdown, including airport security workers calling in sick because they have not been paid and therefore can not make it to work.
Menendez said Trump's speech should carry a warning that 'the comments you are about to hear are not based on fact and are likely to include misinformation, blatant lies and fear-mongering, ' Fox News reported.
A National Park Service ranger looks out onto the city from Trump International Hotel's historic clock tower, which remains open and staffed by the National Park Service despite the partial government shutdown.
Pence said on Monday that progress was made in weekend talks that he led between administration officials and congressional staff over how to break the funding impasse and reopen the government.
The unexpected length of the shutdown has raised the prospect that Trump would begin to lose support among Republicans anxious to reopen the government and doubtful of the White House strategy.
Yet taxpayers are at risk for bigger bills: Programs like this are infamous for busting past projected costs. The city's hospital system has been under severe financial strain and running deficits for years.
In the meantime, she said, Trump is focused on finding bipartisan solutions on critical issues like infrastructure and trade. Trump reaffirmed that he would consider declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit.
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