EL PASO (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will hold a major rally in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, a city thrust to the center of America’s immigration debate by President Donald Trump and the U.S government this week. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign stop at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo O’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso, will kick off three rallies in Texas in his bid to become the Democratic nominee a day after Republican Trump threatened to close the U.S border with Mexico as soon as next week. His rally in El Paso, which sits on the border with Mexico, has been long-planned but the city became central to America’s immigration debate this week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan told a news conference in El Paso … [Read more...] about O’Rourke holds rallies on the Mexican border that Trump threatens…
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Horror writer Stephen King would so relish watching President Donald Trump debate his border wall with another critically acclaimed author that King offered in a tweet Saturday to pay $10,000 to see it happen.King was responding to a tweet by Don Winslow, author of a new book coming out later this month called The Border. The book is the final offering of Winslow’s fictional trilogy on drug wars involving the Mexican cartels.Winslow is something of an expert on the southern border, which he has researched extensively for his books. He says he has walked “every mile” of it. He believes that Trump’s wall comes from “cuckoo land” and that the president has concocted a “fictional emergency” stringing together a handful of real events to create a fake world of chaos and crime.“The narrative that Trump and his allies create is a flat-out lie about chaos on the border, when the people who live there, as I do, have reported the … [Read more...] about Stephen King offers $10,000 for a debate on the Trump border wall
Ann Coulter cranked up her battle with Donald Trump again Friday with another broadside about his border wall tactics. The conservative commentator declared that the “only national emergency is that our president is an idiot.”Trump scrambled earlier Friday to distance himself from her and her vitriolic comments about him, claiming in a Rose Garden address Friday, to everyone’s surprise: “Ann Coulter, I don’t know her. I hardly know her. I haven’t spoken to her in way over a year.”In the announcement of his national emergency declaration to divert funding for the wall, he added that Coulter had “gone off the reservation” in her increasingly harsh criticism of him.“Thank God [Trump has] relieved me of any responsibility for what he’s been doing,” Coulter said on KABC-AM’s “Morning Drive” program in Los Angeles on Friday, just minutes after Trump’s comments. “That was the … [Read more...] about Ann Coulter cranks up battle with Donald Trump with another broadside about his border wall tactics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the long-running fight over funding President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall appear to have moved toward each other, but a shutdown of one-fourth of the federal government entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight.In fact, a top White House official warned the shutdown could stretch into January.Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who is also the budget director, said he was waiting to hear from Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York about a counteroffer the White House presented Schumer over the weekend.Mulvaney would only say the offer was between Trump's $5.7 billion request and $1.3 billion Democrats have offered."We moved off of the five and we hope they move up from their 1.3," Mulvaney said less than a day after a senior administration official insisted that Congress would have to cave into Trump's demand for the shutdown to end, highlighting Trump's unpredictable negotiating style.Schumer's … [Read more...] about White House: Trump would accept less money for Mexican border wall
DONALD Trump has vowed to shut down the US government if he doesn't get a border wall - but will he do it? Here we reveal what he said, what the wall will look like, and how much it'll cost. Will Donald Trump shut down the US Government over the Mexico border wall Last week Trump vowed to shut down the government over the wall in a fiery Oval Office meeting with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. He promised he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide $5 billion to build the wall. Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller has called it a "fundamental issue." When asked if the administration was willing to allow parts of the government to cease operation at midnight on Friday, December 22 if the wall is not funded, Miller answered: "If it comes to it, absolutely." How much will the wall cost? The US Department of Homeland Security estimates the wall will cost £17billion, according to a leaked report. However some … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump shutdown the US Government over the Mexico border wall?