The US President Donald Trump boosted the battle over his long-assured US-Mexico border wall, using a nationally telecasted Oval Office speech to reunite and draw public support accusing Democrats of a fragmentary government shutdown that is now in its third week.
Stating the circumstances at the border as a “ growing humanitarian and security crisis”, Trump pleaded Congress to provide him $5.7 billion, he has repeatedly demanded the wall.
Trump said, “This is a humanitarian crisis – a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul”. He included the federal government “ remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.”
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., distributed a brief joint reply that was transferred live by all the major television networks.
Democrats have dutifully countered the demands of Trump for wall sponsoring, a standoff that outcomes in the shutting down of agencies that brief about a quarter of the federal workforce.
US Vice president and President Donald Trump will be present at the weekly policy of Senate Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill according to the declaration of the White House. The eight congressional leaders are assumed to head back to the White House later in the afternoon for meeting with Trump and recommence talks on finishing the shutdown, according to diverse people close with the invitation.
Though, US House Speaker told that she was not aware of the invitation of the White House, but “whenever there is a meeting, I’ll go. ”
She said, “We have a pretty good idea of what our options are. But let’s hope we can come together, get this done and open up government. That’s our goal”.
In a telecasted interview round, Pence did not cancel the possibility that Trump at several points of issues would announce a national emergency but told several times that the administration is attempting a disputed solution with Congress.
Pence said on CBS, “ You know that we could resolve this in a matter of hours if the Democrats would come to the table and start negotiating in good faith”.