Twitter Predicts Imminent Shutdown After Trump Nixes Funding Deal: ‘Strap In, Folks’

Last week, Trump said he would be "proud" to shut down the government if he did not get an additional $5 billion for a border wall.

Other Republicans have reportedly said they are in favor of supporting the continuing resolution in order to avoid a government shutdown, saying they will work on funding after the holidays. Congress often approves pay for such affected workers retroactively, even if they were ordered to stay home.

Trump is seen inspecting border wall sample sections in March.

The president also put Democrats on notice Thursday about their agenda for the new year, saying he "will not sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has ideal Border Security". Trump said in a morning tweet.

President Donald Trump has said that Democrats misunderstand his plans for a "beautiful" and "artistically designed" southern border wall.

Trump took heavy criticism from conservatives Wednesday, including author Ann Coulter, who said he would "have no legacy whatsoever" if he failed to deliver on the promise of a border wall.

"He has a responsibility to keep the government moving forward, and has a responsibility to get border security".

"The president has informed us that he will not sign the bill that came over from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns about border security", Ryan told reporters in front of the White House. They said Trump would have even less leverage when Democrats take control of the House on January 3 and they worry that Trump's failure to make good on his signature campaign pledge could hamper his re-election campaign in 2020. "I am a definitely a "no" on the Senate bill without the border funds, Scott said.

Confusion swept across Capitol Hill Thursday morning as Republicans faced stiff opposition over a short-term spending bill needed to avert a partial government shutdown.

On Feb. 8, when the measure runs out, Democrats will have control of the House of Representatives, which could lead to an even more challenging battle for Trump over border wall funding.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the government shutdown threat in a briefing Tuesday.

"What we're going to do is go back to the House and work with our members", Ryan said outside the West Wing. "It was the centre of his campaign. the American people's patience is running out", he said.

President Donald Trump expressed his frustration with Republican congressional leadership on Thursday for breaking their promise to fight for wall funding.

"We need disaster relief and we need to secure our border". "I encourage the Senate to continue working to resolve our differences so we may move on to the important issues we have ahead of us in the new year". "We've got to actually fight", he said, accusing Senate Republicans of trying to "kick the problem down the road" again on border security.

In light of Paul Ryan's confirmation of President Trump's stance on funding the border wall, a lot of political observers are convinced that a government shutdown is now unavoidable.

Rep Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina, called on Trump to veto the temporary funding bill, warning that it would cause "major damage" to the president's re-election effort.

Many agencies, including the Pentagon and the departments of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, are already funded for the year and will continue to operate as usual.


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