Trump IS the man! Govt to shut down unless PERFECT border wall security

via Zerohedge:

 

Update: After a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running until February 8 cleared the Senate, a showdown is currently taking place in the House, after an “insurrection” at a GOP conference meeting on Thursday left Republican leaders scrambling for enough votes to pass the measure.

Meanwhile, an aide to President Trump says that he does not want to go further without a provision for border security. He will be meeting with House Republicans at Noon to discuss the stopgap funding.

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Sighs of releif over an averted government shutdown turned into chaos Thursday morning after President Trump announced via Twitter that he won’t sign any legislation unless it has “perfect” border security.

“The Democrats, who know Steel Slats (Wall) are necessary for Border Security, are putting politics over Country,” tweeted Trump. “What they are just beginning to realize is that I will not sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has perfect Border Security. U.S.A. WINS!”

Meanwhile Politico‘s Jake Sherman tweeted “WARNING … I’ve spoken to multiple senior White House aides this morning who have no idea what the plan is for the stopgap spending bill. Concerns he might veto are rampant.”

On Wednesday night, the Senate passed a seven-week stopgap funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown set to begin on midnight Friday. 

Senators passed the legislation by voice vote, which represented the final item on the Senate’s to-do list as they wrap up their work for the year this week; the bill will now go to the House – after which President Trump will decide on whether to endorse it or not.

House Republican leadership has told members in the chamber that they will vote on the stopgap measure on Thursday.

Several prominent conservatives, meanwhile, have called on Trump to veto the spending bill over its lack of wall funding.

Via Rush Limbaugh:

A government shutdown never hurts a damn soul, and every year at this time, “The government might shut down! It might shut down! It might shut down!” Trump should not sign this bill and leave for Mar-a-Lago, and tell them it’s not gonna get signed and their precious government’s not gonna get back up and running ’til there’s $5 billion. What are they gonna do? Impeach him? Huh? –Rush Limbaugh:

 

h/t Neenerner

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