The newest: Graham says that Trump does not give in at the border wall
WASHINGTON (AP) – The latest news about the partial abandonment of the government (all times locally):
An ally of Donald Trump says the president does not give in to his demands for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico – the problem that led to a partial elimination of the government now on his 23rd day.
Senator Lindsey Graham says he encouraged Trump to reopen the government for a short period of time in a phone call on Sunday to try to close a deal with Democrats to end the impasse.
But the Republican from South Carolina tells "Fox News Sunday" that Trump wants a deal first.
Landlord Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, wants Trump to finish shutdown first.
Snow falls on the White House when a winter storm arrives in the region, Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)
Graham says he thinks that Trump is willing to accept the level of wall funding that he is looking for, along with some immigration measures that democrats may accept, such as helping immigrants who have been illegally brought to the United States as minors.
Trump said he wants to hear what the Supreme Court has to say about the group known as "Dreamers & # 39;"
President Donald Trump challenges the idea that he has no strategy to put an end to the partial closure of the government, now in the fourth week.
At the same time, he does not say what his strategy is.
Trump says in a Fox News Channel interview that he has "no idea" whether he can make a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Californian Democrat opposes spending money on what she calls an "ineffective, wasteful wall" along the southern southern border.
Funding for the boundary wall remains the bottleneck in passing on budgets to reopen the government.
Trump keeps the possibility open to declare a national state of emergency to build the wall without approval from Congress.
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