Trump Sends Message to Congress on Border Security

  • 2019-01-04
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Sends Message to Congress on Border Security
 
President Trump was not happy with the way leaders of the Democrat party were listening during a briefing so Trump decided to send the notes over to every member of Congress.

According to The Daily Caller:

Congressional Democrats refused to listen to his border security brief Wednesday, so President Donald Trump sent the slides of the entire presentation in a Friday letter to every member of Congress as well as reporters.

 

“It had been my hope that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen would have the opportunity to deliver a presentation discussing the facts about the depth and severity of the humanitarian crisis and the security crisis that is now unfolding at the Southern Border,” Trump wrote in the letter, adding “however, some of those present did not want to hear the presentation at the time, and so I have instead decided to make the presentation available to all Members of Congress.”

A White House official familiar with the meeting conveyed this account of the meeting to The Daily Caller Wednesday afternoon noting that neither Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer would even allow Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to begin her briefing. The meeting instead devolved into negotiations over how to end the partial government shutdown, in a fight centering around border wall funding.

Pelosi and Schumer have both declared they will not appropriate anymore than $1.3 billion in border security funding, and that none of it could be used for building a wall. Trump conversely is demanding 5.6 billion and has said he will keep the government partially closed as long as is necessary.

Trump met with Congressional leaders again on Friday. It is unclear how it went but Trump did say that he thought it went better than expected.

 Source: TTN

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