His boss isn’t getting the $5 Billion….
But he DID rip out $3 Billion in 35 days…..
Another guy operating in an Alternate Universe….
Vice President Pence on Wednesday defended the 35-day government shutdown in an appearance on CBS This Morning, adding that he could not guarantee that there would not be another one.
When asked whether it was a mistake for President Trump to shut down the government in an attempt to get funding for his proposed border wall, Pence responded, “I never think it’s a mistake … to stand up for what you believe in.”
“[Trump] said he was determined to get the funding to build a wall and secure our border and he was willing to take a stand to accomplish that,” Pence continued.
He also defended the decision to temporarily reopen the government, saying that he believed they will be able to work with Democrats to achieve their goals.
“We were told that they were willing to work with us,” Pence said. “They were willing to fund a barrier at our southern border and to address the other priorities that the president laid out.”
The government shut down for more than a month after Democrats and Republicans could not come to a budget agreement. Trump demanded more than $5 billion for a border wall while Democrats offered $1.3 billion for border security measures, leading to the impasse….