During Trump’s ill-conceived campaign rally in Phoenix, he threatened to shut down the government — yet again — if Congress doesn’t include funding for his border wall in the budget plan.
House Speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t agree with Trump. He believes Congress needs more time to appropriately address the issue, instead of making the drastic decision to shut down the government.
Trump promised to veto a must-pass funding bill if it doesn’t cover the cost of his border wall, which would lead to the first federal government shut down since 2013.
“There are very legitimate problems and concerns on the border that need to be addressed,” Ryan stated, but “we’re going to need more time to complete our appropriations process, especially in the Senate.”
Democrats are standing firm in opposition to Trump’s border wall. They have no intention to vote in favor of any bill that funds Trump’s outrageous wall.
At his rally in Phoenix, Trump said:
“Build that wall. Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.”
Ryan commented, “The president is employing a strategy that he thinks is effective for him.”
Watch the clip below:
Paul Ryan pushes back on Trump: "I don't think a government shut down is necessary and I don't think most people want to see" one. (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/WsUpHGbn3t
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) 23. август 2017.
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