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Trump will sign omnibus, then declare National Emergency to get border wall built

Trump will sign omnibus, then declare National Emergency to get border wall built

Why not refuse to sign the omnibus, offer a clean CR to keep gov’t open, and declare the National Emergency anyway?

The “compromise” omnibus spending bill negotiated in Congress is a POS. As usual, Republicans in Congress got their asses handed to them in negotiations.

It not only doesn’t give Trump even the 55 miles of border fencing reported, it has numerous poison pill provisions in it undermining existing immigration lawsw. Read these threads for details.

Why in the world would Trump sign such a thing if what he wants is to actually build a wall/barrier/fence.

According to Mitch McConnell, the plan is to sign the POS Omnibus then declare a National Emergency to get funds for the wall.

Bloomberg reports:

President Donald Trump is ready to sign compromise spending legislation that would avert another government shutdown and will declare a national emergency to get additional funds for a border wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

McConnell said the Senate will vote on the plan at 3:30 Washington time Thursday. The House is set to vote later in the evening.

The president “has indicated he’s prepared to sign the bill,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “He also will be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. I indicated to him I’m going to support the national emergency declaration.”

I don’t think he should sign it. He should offer a clean CR (basically, continue funding the government at current levels) so the government doesn’t even partially shut down. THEN he should declare the National Emergency, something I wrote three weeks ago was his only option left, Trump’s only option: Declare a National Emergency, build the wall, and declare victory

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Sarah Sanders confirms the omnibus will be signed and executive action, including National Emergency, will be used:


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Trump is an idiot if he signs this.

End of story.

There is absolutely no reason anything coming out of this Congress should be made into law.

    There is no reason for Trump to rush to sign the bill. He did not get the 72 hours that congress itself supposedly requires. Too bad if the government “shuts down” while he studies the details. He could then give a speech in which he: lists the unacceptable provisions, vetos the bill, offers a 1-week funding of the government to discuss his bill, which is $5.7 billion for a wall without restrictions, and declares a national emergency to fix the border.

      AJR in reply to Rick. | February 15, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      Failure to sign would result in another shutdown, which would not inure to the benefit of the Administration, or succeed in advancing any of the President’s initiatives. It has to be understood that this is only a temporary spending measure, expiring September 30, 2019. Nothing permanent here.

    The ultimate poison pill was just reported on Breitbart:


    Just veto the bill over this poison pill, call for an immediate 2-week CR so everyone can have a chance to actually read the bill, and declare the national emergency.

    This Congress is THE enemy of the American people and both parties are guilty. Come on Trump! Do it!

      The Texas/Mexico border is almost 2000 miles long. Seems like he could build that itty-bitty 50 mile piece just about anywhere outside of Starr Cty.

        If Texas is really planning to build the wall the themselves, wouldn’t that be a different problem for Starr County? Would they have the less authority under the constitution to deny the state than they do the federal government? In any event, if Starr County becomes the magnet for illegal crossings, they’ll probably be so overwhelmed with crime that they will fund and build the wall themselves.

          I think the illegal population in Starr is already so high that they wouldn’t notice. If I understand what they’ve been proposing, they were only planning on adding to the existing fences/barriers around Laredo and other border cities at the moment, with further extensions in the future. 50 miles of barrier doesn’t cover much of a 2000 mile border. Anyway, most of the illegals don’t stay down there, many are transported by the coyotes up to Falfurias, where they walk around the checkpoint and are picked up by the coyotes on the other side (except for the ones who get lost and run out of water – they’re picked up when the local ranchers find the bodies).

          Anyway, apparently there’s a restriction in the bill that only lets Trump spend the money in Starr, so it doesn’t matter anyway.

      Reviewing the provision providing amnesty for any “sponsor” or “potential sponsor” of an unaccompanied alien minor, I wonder who wouldn’t qualify? Couldn’t anyone claim to be a potential sponsor? Sounds like it could be, and probably will be so argued in future litigation, amnesty for all.

        AJR in reply to AJR. | February 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm

        One small consolation. The funding under this Act extends only to the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. So, whatever damage is done, at least its only temporary.

    I agree that the surreptitious amnesty provisions strongly warrant against signing this garbage. But the conditional funding is provided specifically for “primary pedestrian fencing.” Is this otherwise defined in this Act or any other act? Can other monies (either through emergency declaration or other reprogrammed funds) be used for other “barriers” even if this disgrace becomes law?

      AJR in reply to AJR. | February 15, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      In retrospect, I believe my initial negative reaction was in error and, while I wouldn’t have negotiated this “compromise,” it is only temporary and signing is preferable to a shutdown battle.

      AJR in reply to AJR. | February 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      I guess I should have read the Act before commenting. Apparently, the funds provided by this Act may be used only “for operationally effective designs deployed as of the date of the Consolidated Appropriations 21 Act, 2017 …such as currently deployed steel bollard designs…” But nothing in the Act precluding the use of funds from other acts (like those made available through a declaration of emergency) apart from certain enumerated wildlife refuges.

Another good question is which R-senators also signed off on this?

How the F do Republicans control 2/3 of the federal government yet roll over on shit like this?

What a sorry party they have become.

Gee. What a surprise.

BREAKING: Reports say Trump just declared a National Emergency!

McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate sold out he President and this country once again. IMHO, it would be a mistake for Trump to sign this bill. He should veto it. McConnell tried to convince Trump, a week ago, that he had enough votes to override a veto. Trump should force McConnell to generate enough Republican Senators to vote to override a veto once the exact contents of this bill becomes known. That might be harder to accomplish than McConnell thinks.

Also, failure to produce a bill, which the President will sign, can be used as partial justification for a national emergency. If the Congress refuses to act responsibly, then the President may have to act unilaterally, under his emergency powers, to deal with the current crisis at the Southern Border. Signing the bill, THEN declaring an emergency, reduces the justification for doing so.

    I keep trashing McConnell in this blog, and get much criticizm for it.

    The Turtle will screw every chance he gets.

      Close The Fed in reply to | February 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      Hey, I’ve never trashed anyone for trashing McConnell. He’s in thick with the Chinese via his wife’s family’s business, and he sticks it to GOPe primary challengers EVERY chance he gets.

      McConnell is a piece of useless garbage. The only good thing he’s done is get Gorsuch in there, and I must say, his refusal to change senate rules to reduce the time for debate for nominees is ridiculous.

I’m so sick of this. If he signs this, that’s it, it’s all over. The omnibus was bad enough. Then caving on wall shutdown 1. I don’t see any 4D chess here, I see a series of bad deals for American Patriots. The worst part is HE HAD THE HOUSE AND SENETE FOR TWO F-IN YEARS AND WHAT DID IT GET US??? JACK F-N SHlT on illegal immigration. If he signs it, national emergency is NOT going to save his presidency. What a Cluster F.

    Massinsanity in reply to CKYoung. | February 14, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Exactly. They had 2 years to do something and did nothing.

    This national emergency plan is not well thought out, it open pandora’s box for when the next nutty Democrat becomes President which could be as soon as 2021.

    Republicans may look back on this decision the same was Democrats did Harry Reid’s decision to change the voting rules for federal judges.

    Veto the bill and shut the damn government down.

      I don’t disagree with your sentiment, but the fact is that Democrat presidents have been spending money pretty much any way they wanted to already – including sending pallets of money to Iran. This won’t set any precedents.

      Merlin01 in reply to Massinsanity. | February 15, 2019 at 9:28 am

      I agree with the shut it down part but…

      Remember Ryan led the House for those first two years and the never Trumpers were holding out for the resignation or impeachment. Now we know that’s not coming.

      I have already sent him the don’t do it email. Just Veto!

Well, he’s surrounded by folks that didn’t think he could win, wish he hadn’t won and aren’t that ” into ” doing much of anything about the systemic problems he called out in the campaign and wanted to get solved/addressed.

I have to imagine it is incredibly difficult for him to get good information not tainted with someone’s agenda. The Washington club are telling him he just has to do this or settle for that. This bill is likely loaded up with hundreds of pills the Donks have had over a month to write up, knowing they have to have things ready to stick into must-pass legislation at some point, and surely that’s exactly what Donk staffers did.

I betcha we’ll come to hear later about how , just like in 07 when the Democrats immediately forbid the secure wall act from being funded, there will be stuff like in this. No crack down on PP, no withholding money from California, no extra money for judges to go through the asylum backlog, extra money for resettling migrants deep into the country, etc.

He needs to recognize he’s in a artificial time-constraint , politically mastered by the Dems and the GOPe. Demand a clean bill or veto.

And the God Emperor becomes just another Jeb.

So far, the vote count in the Senate is 72-14. That’s veto override numbers there.

    gospace in reply to SDN. | February 14, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    A veto override vote of a President of your party is more difficult to cast- especially if you’re planning on being reelected without a primary challenge.

    fishstick in reply to SDN. | February 14, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    first off – I don’t believe those numbers

    is there a source where almost 30 Republicans are supporting this onmibus bill that gives nada to them?

    second – let the Republican senators try and go on record with the veto

    because I can tell you right now, THAT ain’t happening once what is in this bill gets a spotlight for a week or two

    all Trump has to do is veto

    and if it gets overriden (unlikely) than it exposes the rats in the GOP and puts it on their record

If Trump signs this POS bill, which basically gives every illegal alien who can claim a kid, or even just say they’re willing to sponsor a kid, the right to remain in the U.S., then building a wall (which this bill does not even allow him to do, as there are all sorts of provisions which require him to get consents from local county governments first), will be a pointless exercise in futility.

If he signs this bill, Trump has lost my vote. I’m sick of this bullshit.

Trump needs to tell them to shove it.

It’s time for a Convention of States and a revolution. God only knows what else they hid in that bill. The Federal government has turned into a circus.

Beware of this man after a rally is what I’ve learned. The NE talk on the same day Barr the gun grabber is confirmed? All that could rescue this is a Boris Yeltsin moment where he refuses to sign and declares the NE. No wonder Mueller won’t issue a report. He’s now a wholly owned subsidiary.

I don’t understand why he would sign this bill. Those poison pills are awful; they give away the store!

What is Trump thinking?

As WAJ points out, Trump can declare a national emergency without signing this bill, which is infinitely WORSE than the earlier deal he got that shut down the government.

This is where I actually start to side with A. Coulter.

Yup. Toldja.

Boob-bait for boobs.

The “national emergency” won’t survive a court challenge, and it shouldn’t.

Being at logger-heads with Congress isn’t an “emergency”. NO conservative supports that explosion of executive power.

What Duh Donald declaring an “emergency” will do is kill the issue for the rest of this term.

The best hope of building any barrier is the Cruz suggestion of using El Chapo’s billions.

    jack burns in reply to Ragspierre. | February 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Well AZ is probably already blue, Texas is too or a hair away. What do “real conservative”s suggest we do now, quote the Founders until Mexico surrenders?

      Ragspierre in reply to jack burns. | February 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm

      Conservatives suggest that we follow the Constitution.

      Apparently you would go a different way.

      What do you think of the Cruz initiative?

        jack burns in reply to Ragspierre. | February 14, 2019 at 5:46 pm

        Better have it rewritten in Espanol Jagspierre, it’s almost a historical artifact, other than a platform for legal careers. Demography is in fact destiny.

        jack burns in reply to Ragspierre. | February 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm

        I think it’s great, talk has taken us so far already. How about starting an initiative to get the money to secure the border from mining on Mars? Should be able to screw the pooch about that for a few years. Houston is still 25% white Jagspierre, remember the Alamo.

        I’m not a big fan of asset forfeiture laws as they’ve been abused by law enforcement across the US, but in this case I LOVE the idea of letting El Chapo pay for the wall.

        But isn’t there a big problem? I’ve read that the feds have been unable to actually find any of his assets.

    MarkSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | February 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Ha, the Crow eating Jacobin speaks. No matter what, Trump won this round. Loser GOP’s show their true colors and Nancy threatens to take away guns from everyone. Top the Russian Collusion BS failing, I think they are totally exposed. Keep your “eye on the wall” Sonny. Everyone is looking for home runs, when he keeps getting base hits.

      Close The Fed in reply to MarkSmith. | February 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      I meant to down-vote Rags. The buttons are too close.

      Ragspierre in reply to MarkSmith. | February 14, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      Ha-ha, the boob meows who doesn’t know what a “Jacobin” is, OR that I’m the opposite of one.

      If you think T-rump “won this round”, read up thread and watch the next few days.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Ragspierre. | February 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Rags-Boob, pretty much sums it up.

    I both agree and disagree on Rags position.

    I disagree that this is illustrative of any plan on the part of Trump to kill the wall or securing the border. What it is illustrative of is the fact that the Republican Party is still sabotaging Trump’s agenda with regard to border security.

    Now, I DO agree that declaring an emergency, at this time, would not be a good idea. I would send the bill back to the Congress, vetoed, with a list of things which I would need to be changed in order to sign the bill. At the same time, I would take all of my concerns directly to the American People and make sure that people understand exactly what pits of quicksand exist in this bill. Once signed, we are stuck with all of the contents, no matter how vulgar. As Rags noted, declaring a state of emergency will result in an immediate stay in spending funds, not directly earmarked for wall construction. It is very likely that the 9th Circuit [the most likely circuit for the case to be filed in] will not reverse the district court and lift the stay and there is no telling how long the current SCOTUS will take to hear this case.

    There is no good outcome for Trump and his supporters. A veto, while it may prevent measures which will be disastrous in a few years from being enacted, it will result in a partial shutdown of the Government, for which the President will be blamed. A veto will also hinder any immediate further construction on an effective border barrier. On the other hand, signing this bill will probably result in long term immigration problems and may well totally demoralize the Trump base, resulting in Democrat control of both houses of Congress and the White House.

    There is a lot riding on the President’s decision. We’ll have to see how it plays out.

      Close The Fed in reply to Mac45. | February 14, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      I disagree that declaring an “emergency” is a problem. Whether the courts interfere or not, I believe the president has inherent authority as commander in chief to defend our borders. The constitution states specifically the federal government is obligated to protect the states from invasion. The congress is failing to provide for that to be done, and as such is a failure of an explicit constitutional duty.

      There’s been 30+ emergencies; I think we should consider our own defense worthy of our own money, rather than emergencies on the other side of the globe.

      I know I’m mixing things here, but I’m totally steamed about this. Who can run against John Isakson in Georgia???? Not til 2022, but still….

      Or Hank Johnson, House Dem, Ga. 4th District (Guam will tip over. . . . )

        The problem is what happens if there is a legal challenge to the state of emergency, which is sure to happen, and how long it will take to have the stay lifted, which is totally unknown. Also, it is possible that Congress can vote for rescinding a declaration of emergency, which would stop the President from legally building an effective border barrier, unless funded by Congress. The President could ignore that, but that would probably end up in court as well, with the probable initial result that a stay would be issued.

        Now, other than the bill passing the Congress, we have no idea what happens next. We’ll have to see what happens.

          Close The Fed in reply to Mac45. | February 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm

          Mac, I’m sorry, I was all over the map there.

          I really mean, SKIP declaring an emergency and just use the inherent duty as prescribed by the constitution for the federal government to protect the states from INVASION, and build the wall on that authority.

          Even if dems render illegals “legal,” the fact is they’re still invading, which the constitution states the feds have the obligation to stop.

          Mac45 in reply to Mac45. | February 15, 2019 at 12:51 am

          Technically, crossing a border is not an invasion. It is a criminal act, such as trespass. And, unless most of the individuals who illegally enter the country do so with the intent of harming citizens of the country, all you have is illegal entry, not an attack. And that would be one of the arguments used against any action based upon defense from attack or invasion. So, you end up back in court and the court is likely to grant a stay.

          Now, the President could simply ignore the courts. This, though, would almost surely guarantee impeachment and, given the actions of the Republican Party toward Trump, conviction in the Senate. Either way, nothing gets done.

          But, if you add in another partial government shutdown, and this time do not give in, the Prez will have some leverage.

          Close The Fed in reply to Mac45. | February 15, 2019 at 9:51 am

          Mac, the constitution states the federal government shall protect the states from “invasion,” not merely “attack.” When you have 200, 300, 2,000, 8,000 people charging the border, that is INVASION.

          The Founding Father’s never would have brooked the suggestion that having thousands of people enter without permission would be anything other than invasion, particularly under out state of laws, where they get government benefits.

        Here is a common definition of “invasion”:

        [in-vey-zhuh n]

        1) an act or instance of invading or entering as an enemy, especially by an army.
        2) the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.
        3) entrance as if to take possession or overrun: the annual invasion of the resort by tourists.
        4)infringement by intrusion.

        Three of these definitions require that those entering be demonstrably inimical to the hose which they are entering. And, this is the problem with attempting to call the current illegal cross-border traffic an “invasion” for the purposes of authorizing Constitutional action by the President. This would almost surely result in the courts granting a stay until they are satisfied that the current situation constitutes an “invasion” under the Constitution. Then the Administration has to prove that this is an “invasion”.

        You have to remember that we already have a long time interdiction mechanism in place to deal with illegal immigration and smuggling. It works fairly well. The biggest problem with dealing with those entering the country illegally, is that existing laws make it nearly impossible to deport or hold these people. A person, who walks up to an agent at a point of entry and says that they are applying for asylum, is interviewed and if he or she answers the interview questions properly, that person is admitted and released pending a hearing. The same is true for those who illegally cross the border. Once they are in contact with an immigration official, they are admitted to the country, under existing law. And, due to the backlog of cases, asylum hearings take years to accomplish.

        The problem with Trump simply acting unilaterally, is that the Establishment politicians do nothing to support him and actively work against him and the Establishment courts rule against him and generally shut down his lawful actions. This happened with the immigration EOs and with DACA. Unless Trump does something which actually disrupts the functioning of the country, nothing will ever get done. The Senate still has not ratified the new USMCA and there is strong debate on whether a failure to ratify by June 2019 will cause a reversion to WTO agreements or to NAFTA [more court time]. Trump is a lone man fighting an entrenched corrupt system. if he does not disrupt that system, it will simply roll over him and his constituency.

The GOPe hates Americans.

I cannot believe how brazen they’re being about it.

I hate my senator, John Isakson, GOPe Georgia. He’s a useless sack of excrement.

The GOP are mentally deficient. This bill insults us all. Pelosi is sickening. I’m sick of it all.

NOW, I ask AGAIN, is ANYONE HERE thinking of running against their Senator/Congressman???? Now is the time to start…

PLEASE PRIMARY YOUR REPS. Or if no dem runs against them, run as a dem and then you get to face your gop rep/senator in the general election. Figure it out, people.

Trump signing this is insanity. As a previous commenter observed, let the contents of this bill sit out there for two weeks, and it will start smelling as bad as a kitchen trash can with cigarette butts in it, and overriding his veto will be a whole different can of considerations.

Conservatives have no voice in government. Hell, I am ashamed to thought of as a Republican and more ashamed for actual Republicans.

Paul Ryan must be licking his own junk with measured glee.

Does McConnell hold sufficient votes to convict an impeachment? The bill all but grants amnesty to everyone who crosses the border with a kid, allows local government to forbid wall construction; but in truth, the the wall won’t matter, they’ll come in through the ports and that’s it.

Colonel Travis | February 14, 2019 at 7:03 pm

As usual, Republicans in Congress got their asses handed to them in negotiations.

I have to respectfully disagree with the Prof. here. Saying this assumes the (R)s approached negotiations with a mindset of: we’re gonna win this time!

They never do this.

If they were not born losers, they have been raised this way. The (R) party doesn’t care about the concerns of the majority of its constituents and they do no care about border control.

    Up voted, but I question whether all of the republicans who voted for this are losers. Rather, many of them, I suppose, do not want the wall and want to be seen as wholly considerate of the lawbreakers entering our once-great country.

      Colonel Travis in reply to Rick. | February 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      Right, I said they didn’t want border control. Whether that control comes in the form of a wall or drones or manpower, etc., doesn’t matter. They do not care.

      And they are losers in the sense that they are extremely uncomfortable with power. They do not mind feebly presiding if power is given to them. But they abhor leading, and they never mind when the (D)s steamroll them. I used to work for a (R) member of Congress, I’ve seen this up close. It’s only gotten worse since then. I remember one afternoon sitting in the back of a a town hall meeting with my boss hearing him give excuse after excuse why the (R)s couldn’t do X, Y, Z because they didn’t have the WH. It was pathetic. That was the first day I became embarrassed to be an employee of the House. He wasn’t there to serve the district. He was there to move up the party ranks. And he did. And after he did, he didn’t do squat but sure like to talk tough.

      Gee, which party doesn’t have the WH now but doesn’t give a shit? Which party always has that attitude?

      On the whole, the (R)s are not totally just yet but pretty darn close to worthless.

        Up vote and agree again. I should have written that they are not losers, yet, if their vote gets them what they personally want. You are absolutely right that the Republicans like being in the minority and serve only themselves.
        Nice comment about the attitude of the dems while not having the WH.

        JD Vance, of Hillbilly Elegy fame, was on FNC yesterday commenting on the Republican Party, among other things. He believes the GOP-elites don’t like the base and would much rather the party didn’t have “those people” as voters. He pointed out that the Democrats know their base(es) and do things to at least placate their base. The GOP doesn’t know their base, don’t want to know their base and do nothing which the base wants or needs.

        He said the President instinctively understands the base but the GOP isn’t helping him much. I didn’t catch the entire interview, but I thought it was a fair summation.

          Ragspierre in reply to Edward. | February 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm

          It’s hilarious that T-rump suckers don’t get that his diktats on central planning are the epitome of “elitism”.

          Remember “Only I can fix it”? I damn sure do. The distillation of narcissistic elitism. And a lot of you ate it up and are still swallowing.

Donald Trump is not someone to underestimate, or second guess.

Keep the faith: he’s doing the best he can. (We don’t see the rates of the GOPe supporting him, do we?)

    Close The Fed in reply to | February 14, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I agree he’s doing the best he can, but I’ll second guess all I want.

    If every UAC and everyone standing in the same building as a UAC is free from deportation, i.e. given amnesty, then we are well and truly screwed. Now there will be a caravan every 2 hours.

    Veto the damn bill, demand a clean CR, and go on the outside and use executive commander in chief powers to get the border secured and illegal aliens deported.

Right on time, I just got an email from “Team Mitch” seeking a donation.

I suspect Mitch threatened to allow a Resolution of Disapproval that would overturn an emergency declaration to pass the Senate if Trump didn’t sign (the House would be a foregone conclusion). Mitch has his own constituency to please if he wants the money to come in, and those folks want a liberal immigration policy.

So either Trump know what cards he has to play with, or he’s listening to the wrong advice, or Mitch is being deceitful. Time will tell.

    A “Resolution of Disapproval” would overturn a president’s emergency declaration?

      Barry in reply to Rick. | February 14, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      The emergency powers are granted by US code and can be rescinded by congress.

      civil truth in reply to Rick. | February 14, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      According to new analysis, Congress can pass a resolution of overturn the declaration by majority vote.

      Now the President could veto the resolution, but then Congress could override by the usual two-thirds requirement. He might prevail, but it would likely be a Pyrrhic victory if he turns Mitch into an enemy.

      Very complicated and messy situation that Trump had gotten himself into with the shutdown. Perhaps he thinks this is his best way out. Don’t know if he’s correct until we see the details of the bill he signs and the aftermath.

    That thought crossed my mind, probably true to some extent. Not a direct threat of course…

    However, Trump holds the cards, should veto and tell the tiny turtle to F himself.

buckeyeminuteman | February 14, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Omnibus bills have become a favorite tradition of Republicans to sign in the middle of the fiscal year. Boehner and Ryan loved them. McConnell loves them. And apparently Trump does too. He signed one last year as well.

Why the hell can’t Congress pass their appropriations bills in September like they’re supposed to???

I don’t care if he signs the piece of garbage or not. He is moving forward since Congress has demonstrated they are incapable of resolving this issue.

Next up will be DACA. Congress will sit on their hands once again and the court will rule against ‘the chilwren’. And the deportations will begin again.

I can’t tell anymore.
At this point, I will just place my faith in Trump.
He sees more of the strategy, and has been better than any President I can recall.
I have been wrong before.
I honestly can’t make the call at this point.

Put me in the totally confused column. I thought Trump had made his point with the shutdown and showed the American people what jerks the Dems were. But if he signs this stupid bill he will have undone all that he accomplished. This is sort of like riding the Tilt-A-Whirl at a carnival, it’s fun for a few minutes but then you want to get off!

“The “compromise” omnibus spending bill negotiated in Congress is a POS. As usual, Republicans in Congress got their asses handed to them in negotiations.”

Wasn’t one of the main reasons to vote for Trump,was he was a businessman and negotiator and this kind of travesty wouldn’t happen under his watch,yeah right. Tell us another one

I agree, the bill is a POS, but I do not believe that partially shutting down the government again is the right thing to do. There are too many lower and middle-class families who suffer when this happens.

As a 22-year retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, I especially feel for U.S. Coast Guard families who have gone without and will go without again if the government shuts down – it is just not fair.

Some have proposed another CR – I do not believe that will work with this Democratic-controlled Congress, who take a sick, perverse pleasure in making innocent American families suffer, and then blame this Democratic-created suffering on Trump.

I strongly support President Trump’s intention to declare a National Emergency to build the border wall and finally do something productive to improve border security.

Trump on emergency decree: I didn’t need to do this, I just wanted to build the wall faster

…aaaaannnnda, there goes the ol’ court battle over an “emergency”.

Priority 1 is always picking your battles. Why leave more blood on the field playing Pelosi’s game fighting over CRs and government shutdowns? The National Emergency declaration out flanks her by taking Congress completely out of the game.

I think Trump is playing to win. Unlike most Republicans…