Yet yesterday Trump left the negotiating table with the Democrats saying speaking to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was a waste of time. Neither Trump and the Republicans, or Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Democrats, will move their stances to end a partial government shutdown that’s reaching a critical peak.
The reporters told “As Trump left for his visit to Texas and the U.S. border with Mexico today. We’re negotiating and having tremendous success with China”
Border Security and the Wall “thing” and Shutdown is not where Nancy Pelosi wanted to start her tenure as Speaker! Let’s make a deal?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump appears positive over recent trade talks with China. But Trump is not so upbeat about coming to an agreement with the Democrats and ending the government shutdown.
“China is more Honorable than Pelosi and Schumer said trump,” he added, “I think that China is actually much easier to deal with than the opposition party.”
Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2019
Things are moving towards a trade resolution with China. There looks like no move at all towards an end of the government shutdown.
From the Southern Border…. pic.twitter.com/Vgsf5nEZUH
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019
Pelosi said, “I don’t even know that the President wants the wall, I think he just wants to debate on the wall.”
Trump to walk out saying today where Pelosi thinks yesterday’s meeting was a setup for
“Not only was the President unpresidential surprise, surprise yesterday in his behavior, I think the meeting was a setup, so he could walk out.”
Americans deserve to know: the government funding package passed by the House yesterday is the *exact same* plan passed by the @SenateGOP just weeks ago. And yet, now, they refuse to vote on it. #MSNBCTownHall
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 5, 2019
The question is will it become The longest Government Shutdown Ever?
The chances are currently saying it, yes, and till now it is the second- longest shutdown and by Saturday it will become the longest shutdown ever. Trump’s shutdown is set to beat the current record from when House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Democratic President Bill Clinton failed to find common ground on taxes.
This is the second longest government shutdown since 1976.https://t.co/znF36FWRw0
— NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) January 9, 2019
The Shutdown is costing $1.2 Billion per week, the shutdown is now costing over a billion dollars to the U.S. economy each week. Missing pay packets tomorrow may begin to trigger more unemployment claims from disgruntled workers.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
There have been 4,500 unemployment filings so far and two lawsuits commenced according to recent reports.
UPDATE: We identified and mapped all expired (or soon to expire) @HUDgov contracts for affordable housing. Together, the dots represent ~150,000 deeply poor seniors & people w/disabilities whose homes are at risk from #shutdown2018. https://t.co/v4V8r3pScS pic.twitter.com/Sq2PUZ8p4s
— Diane Yentel (@dianeyentel) January 9, 2019