The members of Congress are patting themselves on the back for engineering a ‘deal’ to keep the government running for without a shutdown again….
Donald Trump has this to deal with this…..
At the end of his show on Monday, as President Donald Trump was delivering a speech in El Paso, TX, Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity voiced his disapproval for the reported $1.3 billion deal reached by lawmakers.
Hannity called the deal a “garbage compromise” and warned Republicans they would have to answer for the deal.
“By the way, on this new so-called compromise, getting details — $1.3 billion,” he said. “That’s not even a wall, a barrier? I’m going to tell this tonight, and we will get back into this tomorrow — any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain. Look at this crowd. Look at the country. Look at CBS News. Even they say 72 percent of the American people want the heroin to stop, the cartels to stop, the gang members to stop and those that wish us ill.”…..
It appears that Trump WILL sign off on the deal which Trump’s party leaders WANT STRONGLY….
So what does Donald Trump do?
This IS NOT about the ‘Wall’ folks….
This about a guy, who is masquerading as the President , doing what he was elected to do….defy Washington and the status quo….
So while Congress has not given him what he wants?
Donald Trump & Co. will NOT shut down the government…
But WILL begin to go around them stealing money from other programs to try to build a wall that would make no sense , but looks good for those who he is the solely the President….His base….
Doing this will create problems for Trump and could fail….
But Trump could ride the perception that he IS trying to fight the very Washington he is supposed to be the leader of….
The White House is firming up plans to redirect unspent federal dollars as a way of funding President Donald Trump’s border wall without taking the dramatic step of invoking a national emergency.
Done by executive order, this plan would allow the White House to shift money from different budgetary accounts without congressional approval, circumventing Democrats who refuse to give Trump anything like the $5.7 billion he has demanded. Nor would it require a controversial emergency declaration.
The emerging consensus among acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and top budget officials is to shift money from two Army Corps of Engineers’ flood control projects in Northern California, as well as from disaster relief funds intended for California and Puerto Rico. The plan will also tap unspent Department of Defense funds for military construction, like family housing or infrastructure for military bases, according to three sources familiar with the negotiations.
“There are certain sums of money that are available to the president, to any president,” Mulvaney said on “Meet the Press” Sunday. “So you comb through the law at the president’s request … And there’s pots of money where presidents, all presidents, have access to without a national emergency.”
But the strategy is far from a cure-all for a president with no good options, and it has already sparked debate within the White House…..