GOP: Using military funds for border wall is shortsighted and harmful to national security

Some Republican senators are expressing concerns over President Donald Trump’s plans to divert billions in military construction money to help pay for the wall along the southern border, The Hill reports. Under Trump’s national emergency order, about $3.6 billion slated for military construction, will be redirected and used as part of the $8 billion plan for the … Continue reading GOP: Using military funds for border wall is shortsighted and harmful to national security

Trump’s plan for a border wall was ‘painfully’ misunderstood

Pressure mounted on Trump as the shutdown was threatening the economy and left hundreds of thousands of federal workers missing a second paycheck on Friday. The Republican-led US Senate had earlier rejected two shutdown-ending bills on Thursday. The Democrats in the House had demanded to reopen the government before any negotiations with Trump and his … Continue reading Trump’s plan for a border wall was ‘painfully’ misunderstood

I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks until 15 February – Trump

The US Senate and the House of Representatives voted unanimously on Friday to end a 35-day partial federal government shutdown with legislation to temporarily fund many agencies, but without the $5.7bn President Donald Trump had demanded for the current financial year to help build a wall on the US-Mexico border. Late on Friday, Trump signed the bill, which will provide funding through February … Continue reading I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks until 15 February – Trump

Solution to government shutdown is so ‘simple’ – Trump

  With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat, declaring he would "never ever back down." Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while negotiations would continue with Democrats over his demands for $5.7 billion for a … Continue reading Solution to government shutdown is so ‘simple’ – Trump

Who will benefit most from Trump’s border wall?

  As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. How? At what cost? And who would benefit? Much remains unknown. Ultimately, though, experts … Continue reading Who will benefit most from Trump’s border wall?

U.S. Government shutdown now the longest in history

  The US government shutdown has become the longest closure in the country’s history, entering its 22nd day on Saturday. The previous record for the longest shutdown occurred during Bill Clinton’s presidency, which lasted 21 days from 15 December 1995 until 6 January 1996. The current shutdown appears destined to last a few more days, at the … Continue reading U.S. Government shutdown now the longest in history

Negotiating for funds was a waste of time – Trump

    US President Donald Trump stormed out of negotiations Wednesday on funding a US-Mexico border wall when Democratic opponents said they would not agree to the project. Image shows President Donald Trump inspecting border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan) “A total waste of time,” Trump tweeted … Continue reading Negotiating for funds was a waste of time – Trump

A border wall is an immorality, not who we are as a nation – Nancy Pelosi

  Democrats in the House of Representatives have passed a plan to re-open the US government--but without funding President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. On the first day Democrats had a majority in the House, new Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Mr Trump and Senate Republicans should “take yes for an answer” and approve the border … Continue reading A border wall is an immorality, not who we are as a nation – Nancy Pelosi

Trump shares lovely PHOTOS of a ‘lovely and effective’ border wall

  US President Donald Trump has been pushing for the government spending bill which would include funding for the construction of a wall on the Mexican border, which became a stumbling block in approving the government budget and led to the third shutdown this year. A recent tweet that the US president posted on his official … Continue reading Trump shares lovely PHOTOS of a ‘lovely and effective’ border wall