Trump tries to split the Democratic party by inviting moderates to the White House

President Donald Trump's plan to end the closure by purging moderate legislators from the counterparty representing the districts he won fell apart Tuesday because not one of them accepted an offer to lunch.

Trump invited lawmakers who believed he could approach the White House for talks – and focused on their party leaders – in an effort to divide the Democratic Party.

The plot did not work. A White House statement that denounces Democrats for refusing to come to the lunch table to discuss border security revealed that only Republican lawmakers would come to the meeting.

Today, the president offered both Democrats and Republicans the opportunity to meet each other at lunch in the White House. Unfortunately, no Democrats will be present & # 39 ;, said Secretary General Sarah Sanders. The president looks forward to a working lunch with house republicans to resolve the border crisis and reopen the government. & # 39;

Trump invited five Democrats for the meeting, according to The hill. He would need almost 20, and every Republican in the House, to end the impasse.

President Donald Trump's plan to end the closure by purging moderate legislators from the counterparty representing the districts he won fell apart Tuesday because not one of them accepted an offer for lunch

President Donald Trump's plan to end the closure by purging moderate legislators from the counterparty representing the districts he won fell apart Tuesday because not one of them accepted an offer for lunch

Sanders beat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the statement that contained the names of nine Republicans who would dine with Trump.

While Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi refuse to negotiate, President Donald J. Trump and his team are working hard to resolve the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border and re-open the government, & # 39; she said.

She said that during the working lunch Trump would make a proposal for & # 39; including additional technology in the ports of entry, allow minors from Central America to seek asylum in their homeland and physical barriers between access ports made of steel instead of concrete. & # 39;

& # 39; It's time for the Democrats to come to the table and close a deal, & # 39; claimed the Trump spokeswoman.

This morning the president attacked Pelosi by name in a tweet, asking why the California congressman is paid when federal workers who are obliged to continue working while their divisions are closed are not.

Democratic lawmakers who are controlling the lower chamber since this month made the speaker of Pelosi the House of Representatives, leading them to negotiate with the president to reopen the federal government.

Why is Nancy Pelosi paid if people who work do not work? & # 39; the president asked.

Democrats of the Senate have put their weight behind the Schumer, the new, old party leader of New York. Trump referred him in a Monday tweet by the derogatory nickname & Cryin & # 39; Chuck & # 39; he developed for the senator who represents the home state.

The two Democrats have released public statements in lockstep since the closure began, but Trump tries to split them by breaking the vulnerability of Pelosi within its own caucus.

Trump invited lawmakers who believed he could approach the White House for talks - and focused on their party leaders - in an effort to divide the Democratic Party.

Trump invited lawmakers who believed he could approach the White House for talks - and focused on their party leaders - in an effort to divide the Democratic Party.

Trump invited lawmakers who believed he could approach the White House for talks – and focused on their party leaders – in an effort to divide the Democratic Party.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have released public statements in lockstep since the shutdown began, but Trump tries to divide them by breaking the vulnerability of Pelosi within her own caucus

She won her election this month for House speaker, as first-year delegates who believe that the party needs fresh blood, revolted.

Other Democrats who support Pelosi have indicated that they are willing to break with her since then and give Trump the money he wants for a physical barrier along the southern border to end the longest government stop in history.

California Rep. Katie Hill Saturday acknowledged that the bitter battle between her party and the president over his & # 39; wall & # 39; a semantic one when she said she would be willing to vote for financing a barrier.

& # 39; For many of us there is no doubt that a physical barrier is necessary & # 39 ;, she told Fox News in an interview on Saturday. I think that the challenge is that we have just sat on semantics, really on both sides. Gee, I can not tell you how much I've come to the word & # 39; wall & # 39; to hate, and many of us have done that. & # 39;

Trump has tried to attack the problem from the point of view of the semantic debate, by saying to democrats that they can call the barrier a fence, if they want to, to get over the hump and to claim voters that they do not have a wall. have financed.

Hill's remarks were the first sign that his tactics could work, and the White House tried this week to take advantage of an invitation to prominent Democrats to meet Trump.

It can be his last stop before he takes unprecedented action to use military means for the construction of his wall. He said Monday that he would rather work with Congress. But he has also repeatedly stated in the past 10 days that he would probably use emergency powers if he comes to the conclusion that the stalemate can not be solved through regular rules.

Trump slated a proposal from Senator Lindsey Graham, a major Republican confidant, to reopen the federal government for three weeks while negotiating with Democrats in Congress on the financing of his long-promised boundary wall.

& # 39; That was a suggestion that Lindsey had made, but I did reject it anyway, & # 39; Trump told reporters when he left the snow-covered White House for a speech in New Orleans.

About a quarter of the federal government's funding and the salary of 800,000 employees have been put on hold for the longest tacit closure since December 21, while the White House is close to Pelosi and Schumer.

Trump has said that he will not sign a budget that would reopen the government unless it includes $ 5.7 billion in new expenses to complete parts of its border barrier.

& # 39; I am not interested, & # 39; Trump said on Monday from a temporary break. & # 39; I want to get it resolved. I do not want to postpone it. I want to get it resolved. & # 39;

A White House official told DailyMail.com Monday that the president & # 39; zero confidence & # 39; has. Pelosi and Schumer would change positions if he were to sign a short-term expense account, & # 39; and that might encourage them. & # 39;

The president has not taken his foot off the throttle, bashing Democrats for leaving Washington while government officials are waiting to find out when their pay will return.

& # 39; I've been here the whole weekend, & # 39; he joked. & # 39; There are many Democrats in Puerto Rico who celebrate something, I do not know. Maybe they are celebrating the closure. & # 39;

He mocked Schumer as & # 39; Cryin & # 39; Chuck in a tweet earlier in the day and said he & # 39; all weekend & # 39; had waited in the midst of a constant impasse in negotiations.

& # 39; Nancy and Cryin & # 39; Chuck can end the Shutdown within 15 minutes. At this point, they and the Democrats have gone wrong! & # 39; Trump said.

The poll of the weekend showed that more Americans blamed Trump than the Democrats for the partial closure in which TSA and border agents work without payment, but he says it is not his fault that the negotiations have come to a standstill.

& # 39; I've waited all weekend. Democrats must now get to work. Edge must be secured! & # 39; Trump wrote in a missive on Monday.

President Donald Trump has rejected the idea to reopen the government for three weeks while the negotiations on the financing of his border wall continue

President Donald Trump has rejected the idea to reopen the government for three weeks while the negotiations on the financing of his border wall continue

President Donald Trump has rejected the idea to reopen the government for three weeks while the negotiations on the financing of his border wall continue

The Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a major Trump confidant, proposed the idea of ​​giving a good-faith gesture at the weekend to bring the Democrats back to the table

The Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a major Trump confidant, proposed the idea of ​​giving a good-faith gesture at the weekend to bring the Democrats back to the table

The Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a major Trump confidant, proposed the idea of ​​giving a good-faith gesture at the weekend to bring the Democrats back to the table

He did not show any confidence that the closing days were numbered, although he described the Republicans as "rock-solid". and Democrats claimed that "many of them call and many of them break.

& # 39; I do not know if we close a deal, & # 39; Trump told reporters. & # 39; This should be the easiest deal I've ever seen. We are talking about border security. Who can be against it? & # 39;

We are talking about drugs that flow in, traffickers who tie women, put their mouth on tape and flow into our country. We can not have that. We can not have that. We have drugs, we have criminals, we have gangs. And the Democrats do not want to do anything about it. & # 39;

With Pelosi and Schumer in the way, there is a residual option that the president invokes a national state of emergency and uses the existing defense department funds, instructing the Corps of Engineers as the general contractor of his boundary wall.

Trump resisted the temptation and did not seem closer to taking that seductive off-ramp of the crisis on Monday.

& # 39; I am not going to call a national emergency. This is so simple, that should not be, "he said. I now have the absolute legal right to name it, but I do not intend to do so.

Trump claimed that Democrats hold us back and they stop many great people from getting paid. & # 39;

& # 39; All they have to do is say, "We want border security." That automatically means a wall or a barrier. & # 39;

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