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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:53 AM

White House says Trump undecided on deal to avert another shutdown

Source: Reuters



FEBRUARY 12, 2019 / 8:17 AM / UPDATED 11 MINUTES AGO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to back a deal hammered out by congressional negotiators to avert another partial government shutdown, the White House said on Tuesday, putting the future of the agreement that contains funds for U.S.-Mexican border security but not his promised wall in doubt.

Democratic and Republican negotiators reached the tentative deal on Monday night on border security provisions and money to keep several government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security funded through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year. Temporary funding for about a quarter of the government is due to expire on Friday.

“I am cautiously optimistic that we will get this through,” Democratic Representative Nita Lowey, who chairs the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, told CNN. “We cannot shut the government down.”

Asked if the Republican president had signaled support for the bipartisan deal, Lowey did not answer directly, but said it had the backing of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, who control the chamber.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/white-house-says-trump-undecided-on-deal-to-avert-another-shutdown-idUSKCN1Q11KU?il=0

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:57 AM

1. More importantly,

Do Coultergeist and Limpballs approve? Has Trump touched base with them yet?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:57 AM

2. He's waiting to see what Hannity says to do. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:58 AM

3. Translation: we have to wait till his "executive time," when he can watch

watch his Fox in the henhouse News kitchen cabinet programs and find out what his opinion is supposed to be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

4. If he doesn't take this deal

and the airports shut down, the next deal will be worse for him. He should just call it a down payment on the wall and walk away, like he usually does.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:07 AM

5. What in HELL is in this for the gop?

WHY do they cater to this orange impostor? He is far from smart, and they HAVE to be aware of that. WHY are they siding with his stupid wall demands. Who benefits from this, apart from tRump (a cut of the materials to build this useless wall) They surely know that the voters will not support them at their next elections if the government shuts down yet again. tRump claimed the shutdown, and the next one will be his, too.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:13 AM

7. Because he is their route to steal things like SCOTUS and federal judgeship positions as well as

things like tax cuts for them and the other ultra wealthy.
In other words they really do not care who they support as long as they get what they want and they would even hook up with people like Putin, Hitler or even Lucifer if that would get them what they want.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:08 AM

6. Workers From the Last Shutdown Haven't Been Paid-Trump Scouldn't Care Less

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Response to dlk (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:22 AM

10. He treats

the American people with so much disdain.

He can't make up his mind???? he is so unfit, and is playing with peoples lives. Just make him go away. Damn.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:18 AM

8. I hope the idiot vetoes it

The only thing that's going to wake up his base is more pain. They hate government but they rely on government far more than us.

Let them learn the hard way. It's the only way they know how to learn.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:20 AM

9. Has president Coulter tweeted her opinion yet?

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:49 AM

13. No, but President Hannity was very against it last night

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:23 AM

11. His standard ploy: maintain suspense. After a while maybe it will stop working. NT

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:36 AM

12. Cliffhangers are critical to success of the Trump Show

beside threats and insults

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:51 AM

14. They'll want to make sure all the rich people get their tax returns, though.

But I believe that's already taken care of.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:57 AM

15. ... so be sure to tune in for tomorrow's exciting special episode!!111!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:17 PM

16. one of two things...

1) either they are stretching this out for maximum bullshit effect. keeping the yapping dogs of the right wing at bay

or

2) the orange asshole really doesn't give a shit and is too busy eating mcd's and watching tv to notice.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:13 PM

17. Go ahead, make my die. Shut it down.

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