President Trump, Congress, Mexico discussed on Jeff Wagner
Morning. President Trump had had a closed-door meeting with Chuck Schumer who is the democrat minority leader in the Senate and house minority leader Nancy Pelosi. She will once the new congress comes in January. She will be the house majority leader. And the discussion was what do what should be done with regard to the looming government shutdown if you haven't been following this? The government is once again scheduled to run out of money for for certain certain operations certain domestic operations some things like defense been funded by a long term agreement, but for many other aspects of the government department interior the department of Justice etcetera etcetera. Go. Those departments are scheduled to run out of money. I believe on December twenty first. So now the question becomes what what happens? There is a move of foot to try to get a continuing resolution which will continue to fund these government operations into the next year. Now, of course, you've got the political dynamic, which is after early January wants the Democrats take over congress is going to be a bit more difficult. It's going to be a lot more difficult perhaps to get an agreement right now, you've got the Republicans control the house of representatives, and the and the Senate the hang up at the moment is the President Trump wants five billion billion dollars to be committed to what he calls border security and included in his demand for border security is the funding for this this wall that he has been talking. About since the campaign. Now remember during the campaign. He talked about wanting to build a wall across the entire US Mexican Mexico border, and he would make Mexico pay for it. Well, that that idea of Mexico paying for it has kind of gone by the wayside. But now President Trump is talking about welcome. We're we're going to pay for it. And I want the money to pay for it, the Democrats while everybody understands you talk about border security, the Democrats don't want to give him that money for the wall unless he makes concessions on issues of immigration. There's a number of Republicans who don't believe that spending billions of dollars for the wall is is appropriate. President Trump says that if he doesn't get in this is this amazing like press situation. They had this press availability. I I don't think I've ever seen anything like it because normally people at least try to be civil and they tried to be civil for a little bit and it quickly degenerated kind of into this shouting match, but the hurling insults back at each other. But the bottom line is that President Trump says okay here, here's the deal. I I'm not going to. Except this. If you don't give me the money to build the wall. I I'm willing to I'm willing to shut down the government. You know, he said if there's not or security and in his definition of border security. He includes the wall, he says if there's not border security, I won't take it. I am proud to shut down the government for border security. I will take the mantle I will be the one to shut it down. And I'm gonna shut it down for border security, and again, the president equates border security with building the wall, lots of Republicans in congress aren't with him on the wall and the funding for it. No, Democrats were very few Democrats in congress are are with him. So I think the president saying I will shut it down. If I don't get the funding for the wall. Now, we have seen how previous government shutdowns have worked in almost every case it has worked to the detriment of the Republicans who have been blamed for this. And when you have a government shutdown. It's kind of a misnomer because essential people keep coming in people federal employees furloughed, but they always at least in the past. They've always gotten their payback. So it ends up being essentially a few weeks vacation for our they're off and the general public is inconvenienced by this. But let let's thi this up. I mean, the president has drawn a line in the sand. And he said I'm willing to shut down the government in about two weeks or so maybe week or so I'm willing to shut it down. I don't care what we do over the holidays. I will shut it down unless I get border security, meaning full funding for my wall. Four one four. Seven nine nine one six twenty that it's the accurate mortgage, talk and text line. Is it worth shutting down the government again for money for the wall, which Mexico is no longer apparently going to pay for at least up front? It would be the US tax payers is this worth shutting the government down over should President Trump's stick to his guns. He appears now to have drawn a line in the sand. It's been two years. He hasn't gotten his big wall. Now, there's there's some walls, of course. All right. This worth a government shutdown who will win who will lose four one four seven nine nine one six twenty the accurate mortgage, talk and text line. We're back to discussing just a moment. If you're on the line, please hold on twelve forty two. Jeff Widener WTMJ. The new.