Speaker Pelosi seems NOT willing to give even a nickel for a wall……
President Trump said Thursday he would accept a stopgap spending bill to reopen the government but only if it contains a “down payment” for his long-desired border wall, hinting at a possible deal to end the record-long shutdown.
Trump told reporters at the White House he would consider legislation with a “prorated down payment for the wall” but did not specify a dollar amount.
“If they come to a reasonable agreement I would support it, yes,” Trump said when asked about talks between Senate leaders.
The comments, which came shortly after the Senate rejected two separate funding bills, represent a possible shift for Trump, who has demanded $5.7 billion for the wall in exchange for ending the partial government shutdown, which has stretched into its 34th day.
Pressure is growing on Trump and Congress to end the shutdown and lawmakers quickly began talks on finding a resolution, including a three-week funding measure to reopen the government while buying more time for immigration talks.
Trump on Thursday discussed a stopgap measure that includes wall and disaster-relief money by phone with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who said it would represent a showing of “good faith from both sides.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) quickly began talks after the votes failed, but it remains unclear whether they would support a temporary funding bill.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared to shoot down the possibility of a stopgap bill that includes a wall “down payment” shortly after Trump floated the idea….
In the end Pelosi and Schumer ARE gonna HAVE TO give Trump billions for ‘border security’ …..
Not a steel wall….