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Politics Trump threatens government shutdown, blames Democrats

22:26  06 december  2017
22:26  06 december  2017 Source:   nbcnews.com

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President Donald Trump said a government shutdown “could happen” and blamed Democrats for the looming threat . “ Democrats are really looking at something very dangerous for our country. They are looking at shutting down , they want to have illegal immigrants, in many cases people that we

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Image: President Trump holds a Cabinet Meeting at the White HousePresident Donald Trump speaks to the press during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Dec. 6, 2017 in Washington. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: President Trump holds a Cabinet Meeting at the White HousePresident Donald Trump speaks to the press during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Dec. 6, 2017 in Washington.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday a government shutdown "could happen" and blamed Democrats for the looming threat, claiming "they want to have illegal immigrants pouring into the country, bringing with them crime."

"Democrats are really looking at something very dangerous for our country. They are looking at shutting down, they want to have illegal immigrants, in many cases people that we don't want in our country," Trump told reporters at the White House. "We don't want to have that, we want to have a great, beautiful, crime-free country."

Democrats skip Trump meeting, raising risk of government shutdown

  Democrats skip Trump meeting, raising risk of government shutdown Democratic leaders in Congress skipped a meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday that was to have focused on the budget, raising the risk of a government shutdown next month with both sides far apart on the terms of an agreement.Democratic leaders in Congress skipped a meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday that was to have focused on the budget, raising the risk of a government shutdown next month with both sides far apart on the terms of an agreement.

President Donald Trump pre-emptively blamed Democrats for the prospect of a government shutdown , pointing to party leaders’ demands regarding an immigration deal "The Democrats want to shut down the Government over Amnesty for all and Border Security," Trump tweeted Tuesday.

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It's the latest swipe at Democratic leaders from the president, who needs the party's help to keep the government open and funded past Friday. And it's an exaggeration of what Democrats have said they want: Protections for Dreamers, or recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents, who work and live and pay taxes here.

Because the Republican congressional majority needs Democratic votes to pass a bill averting a shutdown, the minority party has viewed the encroaching deadline as a chance to make headway on their priorities, like DACA and the expired Children's Health Insurance Program.

In September, Trump announced a plan to wind down the Obama-era DACA program, which provides Dreamers some legal protections and work authorization, and asked Congress to find a solution.

Democrats skip Trump meeting, raising risk of government shutdown

  Democrats skip Trump meeting, raising risk of government shutdown Democratic leaders in Congress skipped a meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday that was to have focused on the budget, raising the risk of a government shutdown next month with both sides far apart on the terms of an agreement.Democratic leaders in Congress skipped a meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday that was to have focused on the budget, raising the risk of a government shutdown next month with both sides far apart on the terms of an agreement.

President Trump says he's trying to avoid a government shutdown , but Democrats "want to see one." But the blame game goes both ways. The president spoke in a western Pennsylvania factory after one of his tweets threatened his party's negotiations to keep the government running.

Trump blames Democrats for looming shutdown - Продолжительность: 2:14 ABC News 11 200 просмотров. Trump : ‘I would absolutely blame the Democrats ’ if there was a government shutdown - Продолжительность: 1:08 Washington Post 4 970 просмотров.

After Trump's attack Wednesday, Democratic leadership hit back.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted that Trump "is the only person talking about a government shutdown."

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., were supposed to sit down with the president and Republican leaders last week, but the two cancelled after Trump preemptively tweeted that he didn't "see a deal." Another meeting has been scheduled for Thursday.

While House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is pushing for a a two-week funding extension to move the deadline for a broader spending plan to Dec. 22, the Washington Post reported that the president has been privately telling confidants that a government shutdown could be good for him politically, helping him win back supporters with a harder-line immigration stance.

Trump's remarks Wednesday echoed his rhetoric on the campaign trail, which routinely suggested that immigrants were dangerous to the physical safety of Americans.

"The Democrats maybe will want to shut down the country because they want people flowing into our country, and I want people coming into our country but I want to vet those people," Trump said, "and I want to vet them very carefully, because we don't want to have radical Islamic terrorism in this country, and we don't want to have crime in this country."

McConnell vows the government will not shut down .
Republicans and Democrats are negotiating a budget deal to lift spending caps and a government spending packageSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Tuesday that the government would not shut down in the next few weeks as Democrats and Republicans negotiate year-end deals on government spending.

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