Trump Doesn't Think Shutdown Will Last Years

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The White House is again floating the idea of a deal for "Dreamers" - immigrants who illegally entered the U.S. as children.

President Donald Trump, who has taken credit for stock market gains, on Friday blamed the December bear market on the Democrats' winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November elections.

Hours after being sworn in, Democratic Reps.

Mr Trump has denied that his campaign colluded with Moscow. "I don't call it a shutdown". "You can call it a barrier, you can call it whatever you want", he said.

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Congress should pass bipartisan bills to fund government "while we continue to fight for more border security money".

Senator Jack Reed, the senior Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, criticised the comments, saying in a statement: "Declaring a trumped up national emergency in order to skirt congressional approval is wrong".

"It's very important that we have great border security", the president said.

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He similarly did not say whether Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election would come up when the two leaders sat down to meet.

Schumer said after the meeting that Trump threatened to keep the government shut down for "months or even years".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been cautious about whether her new Democratic majority would impeach Mr Trump, but at least two of her members are ready to move forward.

"Absolutely I said that", Trump said, adding.

However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said those measures are non-starters on his side of the Capitol without the president's support. "If we have to stay out for a very long time, we're going to do that".

The video concludes with footage of Trump at the border along with audio from one of his rallies in which he vows to build his promised border wall and the crowd chants "Build the wall!"

He said he had designated a team to meet over the weekend to discuss an end to the standoff.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, said Trump would still need Congress for the funds.

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Businesses may place a higher value on experienced workers, making it more challenging for entry-level employees to find jobs. Workers in lower-cost areas will benefit the most from the increases, said Paul Sonn, state program policy director at NELP.

Trump campaigned on forcing Mexico to pay for a border wall in 2016, and he was elected with Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate.

Trump's wall project is estimated to cost about US$23 billion. That proposal was made when Pence and other top officials met at the start of the shutdown with Schumer. He repeated that promise just days ago.

On Thursday, a reporter from Buzzfeed tweeted a photo of the world map hung on the wall in Tlaib's new office with a sticky note designating Israel as "Palestine". "I think she dishonored herself and her family".

The pair pushed to impeach the president in 2017 and 2018 but the House blocked those resolutions twice, with the help of Democrats who said the effort was premature.

But Republicans have two different standards when it comes to using profanity: one for Democrats like Tlaib, another for themselves.

Tlaib and Democrat Ilhan Omar of Minnesota became the first Muslim women in congress on Thursday, with the opening of the 116th congress amid a two-week long partial government shutdown.

In their first votes of the new Congress, House Democrats approved bills last night to re-open government at previously agreed upon levels. Several Republicans crossed over to join them. We also have a humanitarian crisis at our border.

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