Trump is threatening to 'close down' United States government

Trump is threatening to 'close down' United States government

President Donald Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he can't get Congress to fund his proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico, a project he once promised the American people wouldn't have to pay for.

Trump, leaders' meeting being planned: Even as Trump feuds with GOP leaders, he is working to convene a meeting with them, as well as top Democrats, soon after the August recess ends.

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan says shutting down the government over funding for the border wall is "not necessary" and urged the president not to veto a debt ceiling bill to avoid a government shut down. In May, despite somewhat similar bluster, the administration allowed funding for this year's budget to go forward without monies for a wall.

The rift could have a major impact on the president's legislative agenda.

At this point, it's not really a surprise that a government shutdown is in the realm of possibility.

Ryan, who answered questions Thursday from employees at Boeing Co in Everett, Washington, said the debt ceiling will be raised. "But believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall". National Parks were closed, for instance, causing huge headaches for tourists who had planned getaways as well as for local economies dependent on them.

Yesterday President Trump vowed to shut down the federal government if Congress refuses to cough up the dough for the southern border wall that the American people have been demanding for decades.

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Democrats are staunchly opposed to funding for the wall, setting up a challenge and tense negotiations over the Government's funding.

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have vowed to slash business tax rates and overhaul the USA tax code before year end, with a Republican-only strategy that requires a special parliamentary procedure to get legislation through the Senate on a simple majority.

"Few, if any, Administrations have done more in just 7 months than the Trump A. Bills passed, regulations killed, border, military, ISIS, SC!", Trump said.

Trump fulminated against Republican congressional leaders over the debt-limit "mess" in a Twitter posting Thursday morning, saying they ignored advice he gave to include the debt-ceiling increase in a popular veterans bill. "Build that wall", he said. Jeff Flake fired back at Donald Trump on Thursday evening, two days after the president criticized the Republican senator during a Phoenix rally. That emboldened the right flank of congressional Republicans, who don't want to raise the ceiling without also cutting federal spending in the process.

The editorial begins by noting how Trump treated former wife Marla Maples, whom he allegedly broke up with by leaking his decision to leave her to the New York Post.

Of course, predicting what Trump is going to do can seem like a fool's errand. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Republicans gained in the polls.

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