Shutdown A Huge Political Loss For Trump

Shutdown A Huge Political Loss For Trump

In Congress, the poll shows House Democrats garner majority support from fellow partisans and independents for investigating possible collusion with Russian Federation in 2016, as well as suspected financial ties between Trump and foreign governments.

The influential conservative news website Drudge Report in a banner headline made a point of saying the deal contained "No Wall Funds".

Soon after Trump announced the deal Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden, the House and Senate quickly passed legislation on voice votes to fund the government until February 15 in a bid to let negotiators try to work out a larger immigration and border security compromise. Afterward McConnell said Congress will concentrate on border security in the next three weeks and that "negotiations on DHS will be prioritized over consideration of any other funding bills".

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted: "Good news for George Herbert Walker Bush: As of today, he is no longer the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States". Advisers watched in shock as Trump declared in a December meeting with lawmakers that he would be "proud" to shut down the government.

The stopgap spending bill would include an extension of border security funding at current levels, which includes $1.3 billion for border security but not expressly for a wall. But by Thursday, he was coming around on a short term fix, said a person familiar with White House thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halted arrivals for about an hour at New York's LaGuardia Airport. And the world's busiest airport - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - was experiencing long security wait times, a warning sign the week before it expects 150,000 out-of-town visitors for the Super Bowl.

Trump has repeatedly rebuffed calls to reopen the government without money for the wall.




Dan Mahaffee, senior vice president and director of policy at the Center for the Study of Congress and the Presidency, told Xinhua Trump has "reserved the right to declare such an emergency, but there will also be pressure from Congress, including Republican members, to avoid setting that precedent regarding the balance of powers".

Analysts say this could divert military funding towards building the border wall but would provoke constitutional uproar and legal challenges.

On Friday, about 800,000 civil servants missed another payday amid the five-week closure of about a quarter of the federal government.

Despite that argument, the shutdown's end was widely seen in the capital and beyond as the president giving in, which played out in media coverage: The Washington Post described Trump's "capitulation to Democrats" as "a humiliating low point in a polarizing presidency". Six Republicans backed the Democratic plan, including freshman Sen.

Still, the president enjoys a following in Utah that he's not seeing across the rest of the country.

The deal left Trump without a victory in his battle for a border wall but also provided him a chance to keep fighting. The 50-47 vote for the measure fell 10 shy of the 60 votes needed to succeed. It was aimed at giving bargainers time to seek an accord while getting paychecks to government workers who are either working without pay or being forced to stay home.

A new telephone poll conducted for ABC News and the Washington Post indicates that a majority of Americans would support Democrats in the House of Representatives in using their congressional authority to launch investigations into President Donald Trump with regards to several different issues.

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