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Trump to meet with Democrat leaders amid fight over border wall

Trump to meet with Democrat leaders amid fight over border wall

"I will be the one to shut it down".

The televised discussion was Trump's first encounter with the newly empowered Democrats since their midterm victories in the House. Not everyone will see it the President's way, of course, but those tracking Trump's promise keeping will admire his attempts to keep this one.

HOUSE SPEAKER-DESIGNATE PELOSI: No, no, but in the House, you could bring it up right now, today. People are pouring into our country, including terrorists.

McConnell says he hopes the dispute will be resolved without a shutdown. The Kentucky Republican said "magic" sometimes happens in Congress ahead of Christmas, when lawmakers are eager to leave Washington.

"She's not negotiating for me", he said.

Democrats, too, suggested the meeting ended well enough, noting that Trump neither accepted nor rejected their offer to fund the government with up to $1.6 billion for border security, rather than the $5 billion he's been demanding for the wall. Ryan likely lacks sufficient votes from Republicans who will lose their majority at the end of the month.

The president started with his usual border wall sales pitch, including several false and partially false statements.

Some government funding expires on December 21 and the risk of shutdown looms if Trump and Democrats Sen.

Trump is now asking for $5 billion, while Pelosi and Schumer have pledged $1.3 billion towards border security initiatives, including new fencing, but not a wall.

Fans of the apparent power move were quick to throw their support behind Pelosi's look, which exuded similar vibes as the 2016 viral photo of a sunglasses-wearing Hillary Clinton checking her phone on a plane, captured by TIME's White House photographers.

Democrats have said repeatedly that if there is a partial government shutdown resulting from a funding lapse, Trump will be the one to blame.

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The agreement would be retroactive, meaning that the three top Democrats - Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and assistant Democratic leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) - would be entering their third terms in January 2019.

"When the president brags he has won North Dakota and IN, he's IN real trouble", retorted Schumer with a smile.

The former IN congressman's statuesque performance was a contrast to the kinetic scene unfolding around him, another made-for-television moment that allowed the bombastic Republican president to pick a fight with the two Democrats perhaps most reviled by his conservative base on live cable TV.

Schiff explained, "We are going to be doing deep dives into Saudi Arabia and North Korea". Asked to describe the atmosphere in the private meeting that followed the public quarrel, Pence said, "candid". Ten!"Sen. Chuck Schumer: "We want to do the same thing we did last year this year".

Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security, including physical barriers and technology along the USA southern border.

Smith said he does not think the Pentagon's proposed budget for fiscal 2020 includes border wall funding, but he is not sure because the budget has not been submitted to Congress yet.

Trump threatened again to shut down part of the government next week if Democrats did not agree to fund his long-promised wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

Constantly interrupting, Trump squabbled with the Democrats over whether wall funding could be approved in the House or Senate without Democratic votes.

THE FACTS: Tremendous portions of the wall have not been built.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the incoming House Homeland Security chairman, said using the military to build the wall "just doesn't make any sense". "We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN!"

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