President Donald Trump said he will make a "major announcement" regarding the US-Mexico border on Saturday afternoon.
The scheduled announcement will be held as the partial government shutdown nears the one-month mark.
Trump continues to face opposition against his plan to fund a barrier along part of the US-Mexico border by Democrats and some Republican lawmakers, culminating in the government shutdown that has affected about 800,000 federal and contract employees.
As the US government nears the one-month mark in partial shutdown mode, President Donald Trump said he would make a "major announcement" regarding the US-Mexico border on Saturday.
"I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the [White House]," Trump tweeted on Friday afternoon.
Trump continues to face opposition against funding for a barrier along part of the US-Mexico border by Democrats and some Republican lawmakers. The debates culminated into the ongoing government shutdown that has affected around 800,000 federal and contracted employees.
But the feud between Trump and Congress escalated this week, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested he reschedule his State of the Union address due to security concerns. The next day, Trump canceled a congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan, which Pelosi and other lawmakers were scheduled to attend. The military aircraft reserved for the lawmakers was pulled around an hour before they were scheduled to depart.
Trump has previously said he was considering declaring a national emergency to secure the over $5 billion for his border barrier, despite concerns from some Republicans. Critics have argued that Trump's characterization of a "crisis" at the border, including illegal immigration and crime rates, have been greatly exaggerated.
Trump's Republican colleagues have worried that a national-emergency declaration designed just to get Trump his desired border wall could set a troubling precedent that might affect disputes between Congress and future presidents.
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This is what Trump will announce. "I'm happy to announce that "I" am issuing an order to open up the government, no thanks to Nancy Pelosi and the democrats I might add, so that our great American federal workers can return to work by Tuesday so they can start getting paid again. We all want to earn a paycheck am I right??. I'm asking for all offices to open immediately so we can get our workers back to work. If the Democrats will not help our American citizens in need, then I'll do it to make sure our citizens are no longer struggling to live. Oh and I am great, I am the word, over and out". Well he'll say something close to that anyway.
The Trumps have got to be the worse people who ever lived in the White House! People are not getting paid for their work, no money for food and utilities, the House Majority Leader, cannot get a government plane to go to the war zone and see our troops--yet--the First Lady Melania, can get a government plane to fly her to Florida for the warm weather! Unbelievable! What will it take to get the low class, greedy, selfish Trumps out of our White House and back to where they belong!
This CON MAN is trying his best to DISTRACT, DEFLECT, DETRACT from the Muller probe and the report that is soon to be published. He is doing it at the EXPENSE & COST of over 800,000 hard working American workers & their families. IT'S NOT ABOUT THE WALL. IT'S ALL ABOUT HIS IMPENDING INDICTMENT & POSSIBLE IMPEACHMENT that his is PETRIFIED & SCARED STIFF.
" A NOTE TO MRS. PELOSI"
Mrs. Pelosi, there are reports that you have increased your offer for border security, I presume this responds to some backroom deal to get the Government reopened. Now Mr. Trump says that he will make a big announcement tomorrow about the shutdown so it seems it is not a coincidence. Trump owns this shutdown and the people know that him and the Republicans are solely responsible; there is no need to offer additional funds, there is also no need to consider a short term reopening. He is digging his own grave and the public sentiment is turning frenetic. There is no need to help him out. We have demanded and insist that he be indicted with impeachment charges. We feel that we have a clear conscience in this shutdown and there is no need to try and appease this President. Mrs. Pelosi, do not sell us out.
Nuff said HeHe