Trump says he has the absolute right to declare an emergency situation and to go around Congress for wall financing
President Donald Trump has revealed new evidence on Wednesday that he is willing to beat lawmakers and build his boundary wall without closing a deal for new conference expenses.
"I really believe that Democrats and Republicans are working together," the president said during an afternoon signing event.
But, otherwise, & # 39; he warned, & # 39; we will deal with it in a different way. & # 39;
& # 39; I do not think we should do that, & # 39; Trump muttered unprecedented Democrats through a press group with TV cameras.
& # 39; I think we can close a deal, & # 39; he said. & # 39; And if we do not, we can go that way. & # 39; Trump said he had the & # 39; absolute right & # 39; has to declare an emergency, declaring that the only meaningful & # 39; threshold & # 39; before taking that decision would be the failure of his team and negotiators in Congress to make a deal.
After his soft-pedal approach to his plea for renewed spending on border surveillance at an Oval Office address on Tuesday night, Trump left his return to fire his teeth instead of begging for his own employees to confuse .
We honestly do not know what he's doing & # 39 ;, told a White House official DailyMail.com after signing the bill.
Another said fellow assistants were waiting … wait and just the rest of you [reporters]but if it keeps the Democrats out of balance as we do, it might be right. & # 39;
President Trump said that he has an absolute right & # 39; has to declare a state of emergency and go around democrats for wall funding
Landlord Nancy Pelosi (right) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, photographed with a pose after Tuesday's response to President Donald Trump's Oval Office address, is Wednesday at the White House for negotiations on Trump's boundary wall and an extensive government break to start
Trump spoke to the Oval Office of the White House for nine minutes on Tuesday, denouncing Congress Democrats for accusing them of bloodshed by illegal immigrants
Trump's preference for a boundary wall over other security measures has not changed.
We can all play games, but a wall is a necessity. … If you do not have the wall, it does not matter, "the president said Wednesday. & # 39; A drone does not stop thousands of people running through it. & # 39;
They say it is a medieval solution, & # 39; he complained. & # 39; It's true. It is medieval because it worked then. & # 39;
Trump went to Capitol Hill after his bill to talk to Senate Republicans. He expects that house and senate leaders of both parties will be in the White House later in the afternoon.
Half of that conclusion will be his arch-eemeses, house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.
The Democratic duo takes the limousine ride of sixteen blocks from the US Capitol to the White House for a new sparring round on an 18-day-old government closure, a day after President Donald Trump used an Oval Office address to move the debate on border security back where it started.
But the President's suggestion that he is still prepared to make them spectators will change the dynamics in the room.
Pelosi and Schumer held a joint press conference Wednesday morning about their refusal to double Trump what he wants: $ 5.7 billion for building new boundary walls in exchange for restoring the activities of about a quarter of the government.
More than half of Trump's government offices are in trouble a few days before Christmas; he said Tuesday night that & # 39; a meeting of 45 minutes & # 39; the stalemate could solve.
Schumer and Pelosi are unlikely to give any ground, despite Trump's assurance on Tuesday that the stalemate on border security can be resolved in a 45-minute meeting
Trump suggested Wednesday morning that border security is a weak spot in the otherwise strong shield of America
He stopped declaring that emergency on Tuesday night and reiterated his demand that Congress Democrats finance a border wall he has promised for almost four years.
But he played the shame with revenge and accused them of playing political politics with innocent American lives and "a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul." to allow.
& # 39; How much American blood should we lose before the Congress does its work? & # 39; Trump asked in a 9-minute speech from the Oval Office.
Referring to a series of murders committed by illegal immigrants who had previously been deported from the United States, he demanded of legislators: "For those who refuse to compromise on behalf of the border security, I would ask: Imagine that it was your child, your husband or your wife whose life was so brutally shattered and totally broken. & # 39;
& # 39; To every Congressman: give a bill that ends this crisis. & # 39;
On Wednesday morning, the presidnet suggested that border security is a rare gloomy place in America's vision, tweeting that the nation does so well in many ways. Great job numbers, with a record setting in December. We are rebuilding our army. Veterinarians finally have choice and accountability. Economy and GDP are strong. Tax & Reg cuts historically. Trade is going well. & # 39;
& # 39; But we MUST determine our southern boundary! & # 39;
Trump claims $ 5.7 billion in new conference expenses for its long promised boundary wall
Pelosi and Schumer delivered the Democrats' response after Trump spoke, forming the conflict as Trump's personal, uninformed crusade because they insisted they would not bow and agree with his conditions.
The president tweeted after his speech soooo many nice reactions & # 39; to acknowledge his speech in the midst of the ongoing struggle with Congress Democrats
Trump said Tuesday that child trafficking and sexual violence against women trying to migrate illegally to the US is a "cycle of human suffering"; is of which he is determined to stop.
He begged the Americans to call their members of Congress and tell them that they finally secured our border after all those decades. This is a choice between good and evil, justice and injustice. & # 39;
The White House has asked for $ 5.7 billion in new financing to continue building the wall. The president has given up the option to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday and to spend the existing dollars of the Ministry of Defense to build it without Congress.
An art exhibition covers part of the border crossing of the United States and Mexico on the Tijuana, Mexico side; Trump wants more sections like the founding in hundreds of kilometers of border area where there are no barriers
An American Marine was at the door of the White House's White Wing on Trump's speech Tuesday night, meaning the president was at work and not in the presidential residence's residence
Instead, he returned to his earlier argumentation and claimed that a border surveillance crisis led to a deluge of narcotics and trafficking and endangered the lives of Americans.
Trump intends to welcome the leaders of both parties in the White House for negotiations on Wednesday, followed by a visit from Capitol Hill to short republicans.
He will visit the southern border on Thursday to emphasize his demand for a wall.
After his speech on Tuesday night, Trump twittered: "Thank you for so many nice comments about my Oval Office speech. A very interesting experience! & # 39;
The New York Times reported that during a lunch meeting of news officials and anchors, Trump told Tuesday that he was inclined to skip the border voyage – and the Tuesday night speech – but his advisers persuaded him to continue.
& # 39; It's not going to change anything, but I'm still doing it, & # 39; Trump said, pointing to senior communications assistants Bill Shine, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, and observed that these people are telling you it's worth it. & # 39;
The conflict between Trump and Congress Democrats led to a partial closure of the federal government a few days before Christmas. Without an agreement on how to finance about a quarter of the government, the authorities involved can not reopen.
Approximately 780,000 federal employees are either unpaid or forced to work without pay. Everyone will receive a supplementary payment when the shutdown ends, but they will probably miss regularly scheduled salary slips on Friday.
Reacting to Capitol Hill, Pelosi and Schumer framed the conflict as Trumps' personal, uninformed crusade because they insisted that they would not bow and agree with his conditions.
Unfortunately, much of what we heard during President Trump's senseless shutdown was full of misinformation and even malice & # 39 ;, said Pelosi.
• The president has chosen fear. & # 39;
Trump gave the chance to declare a national emergency at the southern border, a move that would have enabled him to use the existing budget of the Pentagon freely to build his wall without getting new funding from Congress.
Fact is: women and children at the border are not a security threat, they are a humanitarian challenge – a challenge that has only deepened the cruel and counter-productive policies of President Trump, & # 39; added Pelosi.
Schumer cut just as much.
"Mexico has not paid to pay for its ineffective, unnecessary boundary wall and unable to convince Congress or the American people to pay the bill [Trump] the government has closed, "said the New York Democrat.
"American democracy does not work like that. We do not rule because of tantrums. No president is allowed to pound on the table and demand that he get his way, because otherwise the government will shut down, putting millions of Americans at a disadvantage who are treated as a lever. & # 39;
In his own speech Trump noted that Schumer had in the past approved a wall on the southern border of America. The White House promoted the historic fact of Schumer and former senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama all voted for it during the George W. Bush presidency.
Schumer & # 39; has repeatedly supported a physical barrier along with many other Democrats, he said. & # 39; They changed their minds after I had been elected president. Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis. & # 39;
Trump quoted statistics in his short presentation, in which he said immigration officials made 266,000 arrests in the past two years to foreign nationals with a criminal record, & # 39; inclusive & # 39; 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sexual offenses and 4,000 violent killings. & # 39;
& # 39; Thousands of lives will be lost if we do not act now, & # 39; he insisted.
READ THE BORDER SAFETY ADDRESS FROM TRUMP TO THE NATION
My countrymen: Tonight I speak to you, because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border. Every day, customs and border police stations encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We no longer have room to hold them and we can not immediately bring them back to their country.
"America proudly welcomes millions of legal immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation, but all Americans are wounded by uncontrolled illegal migration. It seeks government resources and lowers jobs and wages. Among the most affected are African Americans and Latin American Americans.
& # 39; Our southern border is a pipeline for huge amounts of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which is flooded from our southern border. More Americans will die from drugs this year than they killed in the Vietnam War.
• In the past two years, ICE officials have carried out 266,000 arrests of foreign nationals with a criminal record, including those charged with or convicted of 100,000 sexual assaults, 30,000 sexual offenses and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally murdered by those who have illegally entered our country and thousands of other lives will be lost if we do not act now.
& # 39; This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.
& # 39; Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally taken to the United States, a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by cruel coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women is sexually abused on the dangerous journey through Mexico. Women and children are by far the biggest victims of our broken system.
& # 39; This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to finish. My government has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers and traffickers. It is a huge problem.
& # 39; Our proposal was developed by law enforcement and border agents from the Ministry of Homeland Security. These are the means they have requested to carry out their mission properly and to keep America safe – in fact safer than ever before.
& # 39; Homeland Security's proposal includes advanced technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband and many other things. We have asked more agents, immigration judges and bed room to handle the sharp increase in illegal migration fueled by our very strong economy. Our plan also includes an urgent request for humanitarian aid and medical support. We also asked the congress to close the loopholes in border security, so that illegally migrating children can be safely and humane returned home.
Finally, law enforcement professionals have requested $ 5.7 billion as a part of an overall approach to border security for a physical impediment. At the request of the Democrats, it will rather be a steel barrier than a concrete wall. This barrier is absolutely crucial for border security. It is also what our professionals want and need at the border. This is just common sense.
& # 39; The boundary wall would pay itself back quickly. The costs of illegal drugs amount to more than $ 500 billion a year, far more than the $ 5.7 billion we have requested from Congress. The wall will also be paid indirectly by the great new trade agreement that we have signed with Mexico.
"Senator Chuck Schumer, whom you will hear later this evening, has in the past repeatedly supported a physical barrier, along with many other democrats. They changed their minds after I had been elected president.
Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis and have refused to offer our brave border agents the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation. The federal government remains closed for one reason, and only one reason: because Democrats will not finance border security. My government is doing everything to help those affected by the situation, but the only solution is that the Democrats adopt a spending account that defends our borders and reopens the government.
& # 39; This situation can be resolved in a three-quarter hour meeting. I have invited a congressional leadership to the white house tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully we can rise above partisan politics to support national security.
& # 39; Some have suggested that a barrier is immoral. Why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their houses? They do not build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people inside. The only thing that is immoral is [for] the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to become so victimized.
America's heart broke the day after Christmas when a young policeman was fiercely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien who was just crossing the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who did not have the right to be in our country. Day after day precious lives are cut down by those who have broken our borders. In California, an air force veteran was raped, murdered and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal person was recently accused of murdering for the killing, decapitation and dismantling of his neighbor. In Maryland, members of MS-13 gangs arriving in the United States were arrested as unaccompanied minors and sued last year after cruelly stabbing and beaten a 16-year-old girl.
& # 39; In recent years I have met dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I have held the hands of the mothers and embraced the sad fathers. So sad, so terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the trembling in their voices and the grief that seizes their souls.
& # 39; How much American blood should we lose before Congress does its work?
"To those who refuse to compromise on behalf of the border security, I would ask: Imagine that it was your child, your husband or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken. Give each Congressman a bill that ends this crisis. To every citizen: call the conference and tell them to finally secure our border after all those decades.
& # 39; This is a choice between good and evil, justice and injustice. This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve.
& # 39; When I took the oath, I swore to protect our country, and that is what I will always do, so help me god. Thank you and good night. & # 39;
A woman walks a dog next to the border line between the United States and Mexico along the Pacific Ocean on January 8, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico
Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, made a statement to Trump after Tuesday evening's speech, which he typified as:[l]a feeling of fear, pointing a finger and a manufactured excuse to close the government. & # 39;
The use of the Oval Office to deceive the American people and to express offensive anti-immigrant rhetoric proves once again that Donald Trump is unsuitable for becoming president, "he said.
The Democratic Senate of New Mexico, Tom Udall, said in a statement that Trump should end his shutdown now, before his reckless tantrums hurt more New Mexico families. New Mexicans heard nothing new from the president tonight. Instead, they just heard more anxiety about immigrants and dishonest and out of control talks about the border with a president who does not know the first about border communities. & # 39;
Republican National Commission President Ronna McDaniel praised Trump for "fighting for a solution to fund our government and at the same time protect American citizens, as opposed to the Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer approaches that must oppose any prize. It was not always that way. & # 39;
But the Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein from California claimed that Trump knows that illegal border crossings are at a low point, 75 percent lower than in 2000. & # 39;
She said her party will not vouch for spending billions and billions of dollars on a wall that will not help protect our country. It's not realistic. It is not necessary. And it is not where we should focus our attention or resources. & # 39;
Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that Trump's approach would be softer than expected.
& # 39; There is a humanitarian and national security crisis, Pence said Monday to journalists in connection with concerns that Trump would declare a national emergency. Pence only said that the White House office was considering the matter.