Trump indicates pre-election shutdown unlikely

President Donald Trump tweets he is willing to shutdown the government if Democrats don't vote for his immigration proposals

President Donald Trump tweets he is willing to shutdown the government if Democrats don't vote for his immigration proposals

US President Donald Trump returns to the White House holding his granddaughter Arabella's hand after spending a weekend in Bedminster, NJ on July 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.

"I don't care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown", Mr. Trump said in a tweet. In recent days Mr. Trump has been warning that he will accept a shutdown when government funding expires on September 30 unless Congress toughens the nation's immigration laws and comes up with more money for a wall on the Mexican border. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who chairs the panel overseeing funding for transportation, housing and related programs.

"I am glad that President Trump is continuing to draw the line and throw down the gauntlet in front of these beltway GOP establishment types".

He added that he asked for the United States' support to stop the illegal flow of weapons into Mexico during a meeting in Washington D.C. Monday with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Republicans in Congress are planning to delay a fight over the president's border wall until after the midterms.

In the end, he signed the bill grudgingly. They include $25 billion toward construction of a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, but Trump acknowledged on Monday his demands are a starting point.

Still, the one appropriations bill unlikely to be approved by October is for the Department of Homeland Security, which has jurisdiction over border security. "They're doing it again now".

Trump's threat, his second in two days, put him further at odds with his own party in Congress, where many Republicans are facing tough re-election fights this November. But occasionally, even Democrats can blunder their way into taking an L on an ill-advised shutdown gambit, as we saw earlier this year. Trump agreed to that plan, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

The annual appropriations process is moving faster than it has in years, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he's intent on making sure it doesn't get bogged down in ideological spats. Trump pointed to low unemployment and said he expects to have the vote of anyone with a growing retirement account. Created to be short term, that bill would effectively kick the can down the road by extending current department funding levels, likely to December - after the midterm elections. "I think he speaks his mind and this is, I suppose you would say, the current state of his thinking".

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