Networks agonized over whether to air Trump's speech on the shutdown

Networks agonized over whether to air Trump's speech on the shutdown

"If they don't want to, it's going to go on for a long time, '" President Donald Trump told reporters Sunday.

Almost 60 percent of the American people oppose the border wall President Donald Trump promised voters that Mexico would pay to build during the 2016 campaign.

Morgan says he has questions about how President Trump has handled the issue, but that he bears no grudge about his own treatment.

Trump asserted that he can relate to the plight of the federal workers who aren't getting paid, though he acknowledged they will have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall.

"Nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists were apprehended attempting to come into the United States through various means in the past year", Pence said on ABC's "Good Morning America".

The quote was from Smith's appearance on ABC News' "This Week" program, where the congressman also said Trump will have to point out where the emergency is, otherwise the move will be potentially illegal.

Pence continues to insist Democrats need to come to the table to negotiate, although the White house has not backed down on its demands for more than $5 billion for border wall funding. In the latest instance, he maintained that all previous presidents had endorsed his idea of a southern wall and conversations with him, forcing the four living ex-presidents (Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama) to deny his assertion.


Trump is expected to make the case for the planned wall along the southern border of the United States.

"That's more than 2,000 a day", Pence said. Trump said he will not approve spending bills without funding for the wall, while Democrats say they won't approve the funding.

Democrats say other border security measures are more efficient and cost-effective than a wall, which they say is contrary to American values.

He's also signaling a change in language when it comes to the wall, tweeting, "We are now planning a Steel Barrier rather than concrete".

But he said that if Trump did use a national emergency, the president would be like authoritarian leaders of other nations who use martial law to circumvent the rule of law. In December, he said he would be "proud" to shut the government down over the issue.

Pence said on Monday that progress was made in weekend talks that he led between administration officials and congressional staff over how to break the funding impasse and reopen the government. Some said that a prominent Democrat should be given equal time.

Warner also said he's anxious "about the fact that our Coast Guard, who's not been paid for weeks, is supposed to be interdicting both undocumented immigrants and drugs and narcotics".

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