Listen: President Trump, President And Senate discussed on Overnight re-air of day's programming
"Preposterous. We know President Trump is doing this like he does so many things it's a throwaway throwaway idea to fire up his base. And I'm ashamed that my Republican colleagues who know better are going along. So President Trump wants to throw a temper tantrum and shut down the government over Christmas over the wall. That's his decision. But there are two sensible options on the table to avoid one. Two sensible options. And we do not want to let a Trump temper tantrum. Govern our policies what caused the shutdown of a government, which everyone on both sides of the aisles knows is the wrong idea. One final point. By letting the president's demands get in the way, my Republican colleagues are in effect seeding Congress's authority over the appropriations process to the president. Leader McConnell has repeatedly said he wants regular order on appropriations in the Senate. And in fact, that's been one of the few bipartisan high moments that the Senate has had last year. We passed the good appropriations process came together on an omnibus this year, we funded three quarters of the gawk wants to three quarters of the government already bipartisan passed by large majority. That's how it should."