DONALD Trump shut down the US government for 35 days because Democrats refuse to fund his border wall. Here we reveal what he said, what the wall will look like, and how much it cost. Why did Donald Trump shut down the US Government over the Mexico border wall? Donald Trump vowed to shut down the government over the wall in a fiery Oval Office meeting with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. The President promised he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide £3.95billion ($5billion) 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 21, if the wall was not funded, Miller answered: "If it comes to it, absolutely." The shut down began on December 22, 2018. Democrats, who will take over the House of Representatives in January, and some fellow Republicans … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall get build and when will the US Government shutdown end?
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DONALD Trump has shut down the US government because the Democrats have vowed they will not give him the funding he needs for his long-awaited border wall. This is what's happened so far. Why did Donald Trump shut down the US government? Donald Trump shut down the US government on December 22 after Democrats refused to fund his border wall. After threatening to shut down the government "for a very long time", President Trump refused to compromise on his demands for the funding on building the wall between the US and Mexico. Democrats, who have taken over the House of Representatives after the November 2018 mid-terms, and some fellow Republicans have insisted they will not give Trump the £3.95billion ($5billion) he says he needs. Congress members met on December 27 to discuss the issue and the House and Senate will met on December 31. The issue of whether or not to fund the wall is what is preventing the passing of a government funding budget. Trump's opponents have accused him of … [Read more...] about Why has Donald Trump shut down the US government, what happens now and when will it re-open?
Trump has cancelled the US delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the country remains frozen by the longest government shutdown in American history. "Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has cancelled his Delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland," press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement late Thursday. But what is a US government shutdown and how bad is it hurting the government? Euronews answers your most pressing questions about the political deadlock in Washington. What is a government shutdown? In US politics, a government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass a bill providing federal funds to government agencies or programmes. When this type of scenario occurs, US law dictates that the government begin a “shutdown” of the affected activities and give a temporary leave of absence to non-essential … [Read more...] about Why is the US in a ‘government shutdown’ and what does that mean?
News / World by Press Association 03/01/2019, 7:43 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A closed-door meeting between US president Donald Trump and congressional leaders has led to no further progress over the partial government shutdown. Talks will resume on Friday amid an impasse over Mr Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the US border with Mexico. In public, Mr Trump has renewed his dire warnings of rapists and other menaces at the border. However, when pressed in private by Democrats on why he would not end the shutdown, the American leader responded at one point: “I would look foolish if I did that.” A White House official said the president had been trying to explain that it would be foolish not to pay for border security. The new US congress will convene on Thursday with Democrats taking majority control of the House. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said they would … [Read more...] about US government shutdown continues as talks go nowhere
Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump met top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday, but they failed to hammer out an agreement that would end a partial government shutdown over his demand for billions of dollars to build a border wall with Mexico. One day before Democrats take over the House of Representatives, Trump showed no signs of backing away from his insistence that Congress cough up US$5.6 billion for his "beautiful" southern wall. Trump met behind closed doors at the White House with Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat who will take over as speaker of the House on Thursday, and Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, but there were no indications any progress had been made in resolving the impasse. "We asked the president to support the bills that we support that will open up government," Schumer said. "I asked him directly, I said ’Mr. President give me one good reason why you should continue your shutdown.’ "He could not give a good answer," … [Read more...] about Trump warns US government shutdown could last a ’long time’