The Newest: Trump seems in WH briefing room to push wall


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newest on the partial authorities shutdown (all instances native):

4:45 p.m.

President Donald Trump has made a shock look within the White Home briefing room, flanked by border patrol brokers championing his demand for a wall on the U.S. southern border.

It’s the primary time Trump has taken the rostrum within the briefing room.

Trump says the “folks in our nation need” the wall.

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He has additionally congratulated Nancy Pelosi, who was put in hours earlier than as speaker of the Democratic-controlled Home. Trump and the Democrats are locked in an deadlock with the partial authorities shutdown in its 13th day.

Trump is demanding that lawmakers present billions of {dollars} for a border wall. The border brokers who accompanied Trump informed reporters the wall is important to stopping unlawful migration and drug-smuggling.


7:50 a.m.

Democratic Home chief Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH’-see) says “there’s no quantity of persuasion” President Donald Trump can use to get her to fund his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Pelosi says the partial authorities shutdown stemming from Trump’s demand for wall funding has nothing to do with Democrats. She stated in an interview that aired Thursday on NBC’s “As we speak” present that Democrats need the “Trump shutdown” to finish however she’s unwilling to fund Trump’s wall.

She added: “There is no such thing as a quantity of persuasion he can use.”

Pelosi says negotiating with Trump is tough as a result of he “resists science, proof, information, fact.” The California Democrat provides, “It’s onerous to pin the president down on the details.”

Pelosi responded to criticism from Trump that she took a visit to Hawaii over the vacations, whereas he canceled his deliberate go to to Florida due to the shutdown. Pelosi says, “The president might not know this, however Hawaii is a part of the US of America.” She says she was out there on 24 hours’ discover.

Trump has stated the shutdown will final “so long as it takes” to get the wall funding he needs.


12:35 a.m.

President Donald Trump and congressional officers plan to attempt, attempt once more Friday after their assembly on the White Home didn’t achieve producing a finances settlement that may finish a partial authorities shutdown.

Home Democratic chief Nancy Pelosi tells NBC’s “As we speak” that finances laws for the brand new Congress won’t embody cash for Trump’s border wall and asks, “What number of extra instances can we are saying no?”

Trump says he isn’t budging both and that shutdown will final “so long as it takes” to get the funding he needs for a border wall with Mexico.

The brand new Congress with its Democratic-controlled Home will convene Thursday. Republicans who management the Senate are hesitant to take up the Democrats’ finances package deal with out Trump on board.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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