President Donald Trump vows to use veto power to build the Border Wall.
President Donald Trump on Friday had a brief meeting with the Democrat leader, over approving the funding of the US-Mexico border wall, however, the meeting didn’t go well as there was strong disagreement between both parties. The Democratic disapproved the funding of the wall, the $5.6 billion requested by the president was a no approved billing.
Meanwhile, the President had promised to keep the government that has been partially shut down for weeks now, locked for months or even years, if the wall funding is not approved.
President Donald Trump, after the meeting at the White House Situation Room, threatened to take the controversial step declaring a national emergency and building the wall without congressional approval.
Trump is withholding his support for a bill that would fully fund the government until he secures money for the wall. As a result, around 800,000 public workers have been unpaid, with about a quarter of the federal government closed for two weeks.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats had told Trump during the meeting to end the shutdown. “He resisted,” Schumer said. “In fact, he said he’d keep the government closed for a very long period of time, months or even years.”
Trump confirmed that comment but painted a more positive picture of the meeting, the first since a new era of divided government began when Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on Thursday.
“We had a very, very productive meeting, and we’ve come a long way,” Trump said.
Pelosi said Friday’s meeting with Trump was “sometimes contentious” but that they agreed to continue talking.
“But we recognize on the Democratic side that we really cannot resolve this until we open up government and we made that very clear to the president,” she said. ALJAZEERA.