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Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funding. Worth it?

Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funding. Worth it?

President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to force a federal shutdown if Congress doesn't provide funds for the border wall.

We are seven months into the Trump Administration and have over three years to go.

"If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", Trump pledged. The New York Times reports Trump berated McConnell for failing to overhaul Obamacare during a heated phone call earlier this month. Construction costs for the wall could reach as high as $15 billion, according to estimates.

"Congress would do well to join the President by keeping our own commitments and including border wall funding in upcoming spending measures", Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., wrote, in part.

During a shutdown, several hundred thousand federal employees are furloughed, government services like school lunch programs are halted, national parks are closed and several sectors of the economy, like tourism, are impacted.

A shutdown under Trump would be the first shutdown under unified Republican control of government.

When was the last time this happened?

"Secure borders are vital to natl security - Congress shld fund border wall in govt funding legislation this fall - time to keep our promise", he tweeted Tuesday. That shutdown lasted from September 30 to October 17 at a time Democrats controlled the U.S. Senate and Republicans controlled the House of Representatives.

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The White House later issued a statement of its own, saying that the pair "remain united on many shared priorities, including middle class tax relief, strengthening the military, constructing a southern border wall, and other important issues". "Bashing Republicans won't help him pass his fall agenda, but Mr. Trump may think he needs to protect himself politically by making Congress his foil".

Flake has drawn the ire of the president over his hesitance to support a border wall between the US and Mexico, much of which would be in Arizona.

At 6:33 a.m. on Friday, President Trump urged Senate Republicans to abolish a filibuster rule that allows Democrats to require that some pieces of legislation receive 60 votes.

Going forward, the gulf remains wide between Trump and Republican members of Congress.

In an op-ed calling President Donald Trump "the most divisive president in our history" and a "hateful man," former Republican senator John Danforth rebuked the president for his rhetoric and leadership - or lack thereof.

Trump, leaders' meeting being planned: Even as Trump feuds with GOP leaders, he is working to convene a meeting with them, as well as top Democrats, soon after the August recess ends. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona. It's also almost unprecedented for a shutdown to occur when a single party controls both chambers of Congress and the White House. But Flake has reiterated he wants to hear more about Trump's new plan to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border before supporting it.

The flap over the border wall comes at a particularly hard time for Donald Trump. He brought it to the floor when many Republican senators were pleading with him to let it die so they wouldn't have to vote for a lousy bill that was supported by only 17 percent of voters.


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