Dems say declaring emergency over wall dubious

Border crossing Honduran

Border crossing Honduran

Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he believes Democrats "think they're winning the PR battle and they're willing to drag this out because they think it hurts the president".

Trump reaffirmed that he would consider declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit. Perhaps that could have been on a massive infrastructure initiative that would permit Mr. Trump to address his campaign concerns over the disrepair of American bridges, roads and airports even as it would allow Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer to extend a hand to the Democrats' traditional big-labour allies, many of whom drifted into the Trump camp in the 2016 election. Pelosi has said she will not budge on her position against it, calling the wall immoral. "GOP lost entitlement to policing women's behavior a long time ago". He said drugs, victims of human trafficking, criminals, and gang members are continuing to cross the border onto US soil.

After laying out Tlaib's condemnation of Israel, Pirro noted the Michigan Democrat had avoided the media after those, which led Pirro to speculate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may have reined in Tlaib.

Trump was asked by a reporter on Sunday if he could understand what federal workers who cannot pay their bills are going through.

Democrats have signalled they could accept a deal that precluded a concrete wall but provided funding for a steel barrier.

As Democrats prepare a flurry of investigations into the conduct of Mr. Trump and the ties between Russian Federation and his presidency and campaign - and as much of the Democratic base and some of the members of the House Democratic caucus clamour to begin impeachment procedures - the fraught relationship between the White House on the one hand and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer on the other is infected by a fresh brawl over immigration.

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"I don't expect anything to happen at that meeting, nor does the vice president but I think we're going to have some very serious talks come Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday", Trump told reporters. We are now planning a Steel Barrier rather than concrete. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union", Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called the idea a "nonstarter".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, appearing on "Fox News Sunday", said the Trump administration is looking at "every option available" to get the needed money, including bypassing Congress if necessary by declaring a national emergency to build the border wall. His administration has already spent millions constructing wall prototypes near the border in San Diego.

A go-fund-me campaign reported earlier this week that almost $20 million has been collected from private donors for a wall, far short of the $5.6 billion demanded by the president.

Trump said on Friday he "may" attempt to invoke emergency powers to build the wall, although such a move would be expected to face legal action. A day earlier, the president had tweeted that he didn't care that "most of the workers not getting paid are Democrats".

Late Thursday, the Democrat-controlled House passed legislation to reopen the federal government and fund the Department of Homeland Security until early February. The president tweeted on December 18 that "we are not building a Concrete Wall, we are building artistically designed steel slats, so that you can easily see through it".

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