Year Long Shutdown?

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders made little headway at resolving a two-week long government shutdown on Friday, with Trump raising the prospect of a shutdown that could last for months or even years.

The two sides on Friday couldn’t have sounded farther apart, with Trump and GOP leaders casting a meeting at the White House as a constructive bargaining session as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated that almost no progress was made.

“We’re going to be very productive over the weekend. I think some tremendous things will happen,” Trump told reporters Friday after meeting with Democrats in the Situation Room. Yetboth Schumer and Pelosi called the meeting “contentious,” and signaled no hope of an imminent deal to reopen the government after a 14-day funding lapse.

“It’s very hard to see how progress will be made unless they open up the government,” Schumer told reporters, adding that Trump repeatedly “resisted” Democratic attempts to resume federal operations.

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Neither side has budged in a dispute over Trump’s demands for billions in border wall money. Democrats want to pass bills reopening the quarter of government that is shuttered and continue negotiations over the border, while Trump and the Senate GOP is insisting on substantial investments in a border barrier as a condition of reopening the government.

Trump said he would be open to negotiations on “Dreamers,” despite failed talks on the same subject that led to last year’s shutdown. In an hour-long, freewheeling press briefing, Trump said he and negotiators would consider the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which helps allow children of undocumented immigrants stay in the country, “at another time.”

“There are a lot of things that can happen with DACA if Democrats want to discuss it,” Trump said.

He also floated the idea of declaring a national emergency to build the wall, saying “I can do it if I want,” though provided few details.

One person familiar with the meeting between Trump and congressional leaders said the president threatened during the meeting to raid other departments, such as the State Department, to pay for the wall.

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33 Comments

  • Bill
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:03 am 0Likes

    definition: INVASION, “The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.” Is this not what we are experiencing? We need to stop it with a counter attack.
    Let’s get off our butts and get the wall built. Come on Nancy, you know we need it. Put your hate of POTUS
    on hold until we are secure. You have enough money. Tell George Sorrus to keep his money.

  • william couch
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:14 am 0Likes

    !!!! GO FOR WHAT YOU KNOW MP !!!!

  • Andrew Korenak,Sr.
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:15 am 0Likes

    I think that some of these federal workers better start looking for another job. There easy and workless days are over.

  • william couch
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:16 am 0Likes

    !!!!!!!!!!!! DON’T BACK DOWN TO THIS TRASH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Randie
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:23 am 0Likes

    Declaring a national emergency sounds like an option to me. The Democrats won’t budge so he was elected to protect Americans like myself.

  • Alice
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:31 am 0Likes

    I think it is very sad that we can’t protect our country and we pay Pelosi and Schumer to do the things they are doing. The American people voted for a wall!!! WE NEED TERM LIMITS!
    Pretty soon there is going to be a war against the people in Congress, because everyone is sick of them not doing they job.

  • IAMPCBOB
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:37 am 0Likes

    ALL federal departments have more in their budgets than they actually need. If he took 5% or even only 1% from their budgets, he could build a very strong wall, at no real cost to those departments. The Democrat-controlled Congress is being used as a weapon against President Trump, but he has great power available to end this mess! The Democrats think they can bully him into submission, but Trump an old hand at this kind of a battle! He has fought, and WON, many battles like this before. The Democrats would be well-advised to learn how to compromise and take what he is offering them. Rest assured, the people know who is responsible for this shutdown! In fact, they are even aware of who caused the ones in the past!

  • lawrence joseph scalzo
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:53 am 0Likes

    stay tuff and trust Jesus president Trump , don’t be discouraged , if you fail in this wall you will fail in reelection and they will laugh at you for caving in, get that wall built and put in enough money to do it right and defund planned parenthood the greatest destroyer of peace as mother Therese used to say , the saints are praying for you ,most recently mother Therese and pope John Paul the second, abortion is the greatest evil and the democrats embrace the devils work , they are liars and deceivers and betrayers/murderers, hang tough , 50% of the country is behind you , don’t fail in this wall!protect us. illegal immigrants are crooks and criminals, get in line as others did !

  • Jerry Hughes
    Posted January 5, 2019 3:06 am 0Likes

    Leave it down Mr President if we have to wait until the next election to get it done, that is fine.
    The liberal dem bloodsuckers are the ones that need a government.

  • [email protected]
    Posted January 5, 2019 3:07 am 0Likes

    I THINK THE HOUSE DEMOCRACTS NEED TO END THIS PEOPLES ARE TIRED IF NOT BEING PAID AND WE DON,T WANT NO BODY MESSING WITH OUR TAXES.THEY SEE TRUMP FUCKING WITH THEM .BUT SOMEBODY NEEDS TO GIVE IN.AND THEY SEE TRUMP DON,T HAVE NOTHING BUT AN EVIL HEART.WE DIDN.T VOTE FOR BULL SHIT WE VOTE FOR EVERY BODY TO DO THE RIGHT THING THEY ALL ACTING LIKE A BUNCH OF CHILDREN.THE REPUBLICANS NO THIS SHIT IS WRONG THEY JUST DON,T TO GET FIRED.

  • Douglas Maxfield
    Posted January 5, 2019 3:17 am 0Likes

    Pelosi & Chuckie baby are SOROS’s mouth piece or talking head, what ever you call’em now a days😇call’em out big D, a National Emergency fits me just fine😇do what ever you have to do but get the WALL built😇

  • Chris Aoussat
    Posted January 5, 2019 3:27 am 0Likes

    Love the guy. Shut down as long as can. Will realize can do without 60% of govt. Do away with dept of education, commerce, energy, and send money back to states. Go Donald!

  • Marilynn Reeves
    Posted January 5, 2019 3:55 am 0Likes

    Do Not give into Democrats— $1. In fact add some too ever week.
    If those furloughed have to get part time jobs so be it , that’s what I plan on doing.

  • Ernest S Hendrickson, MD
    Posted January 5, 2019 4:10 am 0Likes

    Time to tame these demonRat crooks,. Arrogant tyrannical basturds they are. Entrenched Immoveable and dangerous. TERM LIMITS must be passed to send these criminals home….

  • Bob smith
    Posted January 5, 2019 4:17 am 0Likes

    The president is absolutely insane. This should be immediately obvious to the most casual observer

  • CHARLEEN SINGER
    Posted January 5, 2019 5:32 am 0Likes

    I stand with our President Trump and I am sick of the anti-American Socialist Democrats that are multi-millionaires themselves but do not give a tinker’s damn about the legal law abiding citizens and taxpayers in America. I will NEVER vote for a Democrat; the last real America loving Democrat was John F. Kennedy and a Democrat made sure he never finished his term. I stand for our Constitution, Bill of Rights and our Laws. I will stand firmly with President Trump and do everything to bring down congressional members who go against our great nation.

  • S johnson
    Posted January 5, 2019 6:07 am 0Likes

    I just do not understand how the Dems can be for the wall then against it now. It is a national security issue and they are putting our country in danger. All they have to do is to just do their job and stand up for this country. It’s not that hard ,but they are so against anything the President does they let it blind them . Maybe it’s time for some jail time for sedition.

  • pamperedhousecat
    Posted January 5, 2019 6:14 am 0Likes

    You cons have been royally “conned” by Orangeman. Think REAL hard. If a person borrowed $200 from you and then paid you back by giving you 50 cents here, $1.67 there, another time giving you a lottery ticket, walking your dog, 3 times in 6 weeks, picking up your mail one day, giving you advice on buying a new laptop, getting an oil change for your car once, and then telling you, it all added up to the $200 you had loaned him up front, would you accept it as the compensation YOU thought you’d get when you entered into the agreement? This is what Drumpf said to the American people Friday 1/4/19. “MEXICO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL, AND IT WILL BE CONCRETE AND “BEAUTIFUL”. What a Crock!

  • Regina Ucker
    Posted January 5, 2019 7:01 am 0Likes

    Trump needs to forget the wall. The condition for the wall was that Mexico was gonna pay for it, not the American people. Apparently he lied, again. Mexico is not paying for the wall and why should Americans pay for it and lose valuable resources to do it? I say if Mexico isn’t gonna pay for the way as Trump promised, then no wall!!!

  • Dale DuBois
    Posted January 5, 2019 7:16 am 0Likes

    If it takes declaring a national emergency to build the wall, I’d say do it.

  • Don Childress
    Posted January 5, 2019 11:49 am 0Likes

    Nancy Pelosi is delusional. I shudder to think that she is the second in line, behind the vice-president, to become President.

  • Charles
    Posted January 5, 2019 1:38 pm 0Likes

    Shut it down until the next election, and let the public liberal bunch understand what the “Make America Great Again” actually means. Build the wall and prevent the USA from going in to a Plague, the illegals are bringing in all types of disease, drugs and many other illegal issues. Build the wall and keep them out unless they come in the legal way!

  • Alfred Trudeau
    Posted January 5, 2019 1:48 pm 0Likes

    The only positive take away from that meeting is that it is WAY PAST TIME TO DUMP TRUMP & ALL HIS HANGERS-ON!!!!

  • Charles
    Posted January 5, 2019 1:59 pm 0Likes

    Veto everything that the Democratic party drafts or try to pass!

  • Mike Cross
    Posted January 5, 2019 2:51 pm 0Likes

    You Americans amaze me who you vote for ….. the Clintons YUK, the lightweight apologists for men like Gore and Romney. the thickies like Bush & Kerry….mind you we in the UK we voted for the lying Psycho. Tony Blair ALL the pervs and Pedos in the liberal party ANd the current Marxists in the Labour party

  • P Smith
    Posted January 5, 2019 7:34 pm 0Likes

    We elected President Trump. He is our executive office point person. Respect our choice and build the border wall. If a country has no defined border then it is up for grabs….our big country has minerals, oil, gas, uranium, trees, water. And more. Why are the Chinese tankers allowed to take the water from our Great Lakes? Why did Hilliary give the Russians our Uranium? Our Senate and Congress need to adjust being citizens of the USA and to not take payoffs from everyone. Obama took his salary and everything offered to a president. Trump takes no salary. Hello! I trust our President Trump.

  • Vern Fisher
    Posted January 5, 2019 11:28 pm 0Likes

    President Trump do as you said you would. Leave the Goverment shot down untill the Liberturds can see the light.

  • Larry Kreis
    Posted January 6, 2019 2:22 am 0Likes

    Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall and I did not believe him at the time. It is clear that he had no idea how the wall, if constructed, would be paid for. Instead of listening to advice from congressional leaders who know something about this issue, he took advice from Anne Coulter and Rush
    Limbaugh. That may help him look good to his base, but thoughtful conservatives want what is good for the country. Shutting down the government is not good for the country. It makes us look weak and
    scatterbrained abroad and gives Putin what he wanted when he supported Trump for President.

  • Larry Kreis
    Posted January 6, 2019 2:24 am 0Likes

    And, I do not know what Nancy Pelosi said, but she certainly does not have the power of the presidency.

  • Frances Virginia Word
    Posted January 6, 2019 3:31 pm 0Likes

    Why isn’t all of u made to live on $900.00 a month see how it is to be poor and you Stupid democRats want to bring in all them people over here and give them everything free I worked as a nurse and I got stuck by a HIV patient that ended my career and I dont see the government giving me anything I worked for s.s. and I dont draw much. Just bring them in here and see what a riot u stir up. You S.O.B.

  • Lou4U2
    Posted January 7, 2019 1:56 am 0Likes

    Members of Congress, regardless of party affiliation, who fail to protect the citizens they were elected to serve, while showing NO concern for our lives and safety, approved over 10 billion dollars of our tax dollars to Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, cannot be trusted to look after the interest of the American citizens. Therefor, they should NOT be allowed to do any work in Congress whatsoever.

    Since, by the actions of Congress, many Americans trust our President and our military more than we do the actions of Congress and the corrupt management of the CIA, DOJ and FBI combined. I vote to keep Congress shutdown and let our military take over until both the House and Senate can prove their intentions are to protect and serve the needs of the American citizens.

  • Troy
    Posted January 7, 2019 3:29 am 0Likes

    Trump is an imbecile who doesn’t give a shit about what he is doing to families.

    The bad thing is that these Trump supporters follow in his footsteps. These people are also nothing but an imbecile themself.

  • Roderick Bates
    Posted January 7, 2019 5:01 am 0Likes

    President Trump, Please don’t back down on the concrete wall. We will support you all the way to keep our country safe. Declare an emergency crisis because that is what is truly is. We have faith in you that you will keep your promise. If Democrats get by with this, they will keep chipping away all of our freedoms. STAND STRONG! We thank you for all you have done for we, the people so far.

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