Politics Trump threatens government shutdown, blames Democrats

22:26  06 december  2017
22:26  06 december  2017 Source:   NBC News

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Just hours after President Donald Trump 's tweeted a call for a "good ' shutdown '" of the U.S. government , the White House blamed his threat on Democrats . Trump on Tuesday threatened a shutdown beyond the September deadline, and Mulvaney said he had "no problem" with that

President Trump on Thursday made it clear he's prepared to blame a possible government shutdown on Democrats , who he said are making too many demands for a bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2017.

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 <p>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.</p>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.

Democrats who complained when the GOP shut down the government are now threatening to do the same thing to President Trump The media will never blame Democrats for forcing a shutdown , but President Trump should call their bluff anyway.

" Democrats threaten to close them and shut down the government . Trump Is Already Blaming Democrats For The Looming Government Shutdown , Despite GOP Control Of All Branches.

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 <p>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.</p>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.

This is almost certainly unwise. If there’s a partisan showdown in the fall, it’s going to be difficult for Republicans to blame Democrats for a shutdown if the president Budget, Budgets, Donald Trump and Government Shutdowns . Trump threatens Democrats with a 'good' government ' shutdown '.

Just hours after President Donald Trump 's tweeted a call for a "good ' shutdown '" of the U.S. government , the White House blamed his threat on Democrats . Trump on Tuesday threatened a shutdown beyond the September deadline, and Mulvaney said he had "no problem" with that

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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