Republicans In House Expected To Vote On Short-term Spending Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown

Trump Wall

Republicans in the House of Representatives will vote later today on a short-term extension of a U.S. stop gab spending bill lasting through mid February ahead of Friday’s deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

On Wednesday White House Chief of Staff John Kelly responded on Fox News about President Trump attitude towards DACA, a deferred immigration program from children of immigrants who illegally entered the U.S.

Kelly said that “he has very definitely changed his attitude towards the DACA issue.”

“And even the wall… he has evolved in the way he looks at things. Campaign to governing are two different things and this President has been very very flexible in terms of what he’s willing in the realm of possibility” Kelly said on Fox News.

On September 5th President Trump decided to rescind DACA and delayed the rescission for 6 months while giving Congress the responsibility of finding a solution to deal with an estimated 800,000 children of immigrants who were previously eligible to remain living in the U.S. under the DACA program.

President Trump campaigned heavily on building a new border wall along the southern border with Mexico that he claimed would be funded by Mexico.

Now President Trump is asking for a new southern border wall to be subsidized through a longer term 2018 spending bill which Democrats oppose and instead seek a DACA resolution to be tied to a new spending bill ahead of DACA’s March’s deadline in Congress to end the immigration program.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, President Trump appears to have not backed away from his original campaign pledge to deliver a new southern border wall and denied that his wall plans have evolved, in sharp contrast to the Fox News comment on Wednesday from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly who stated that President Trump has evolved in the way he looks at things.

President Trump tweeted on Thursday,

“The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it. Parts will be, of necessity, see through and it was never intended to be built in areas where there is natural protection such as mountains, wastelands or tough rivers or water……”

In Part II of his tweet, he added,

“The Wall will be paid for, directly or indirectly, or through longer term reimbursement by Mexico, which has a ridiculous $ 71 billion dollar trade surplus with the U.S. The $20 billion dollar Wall is “peanuts” compared to what Mexico makes from the U.S. NAFTA is a bad joke!”

Fake News Awards

President Trump has awarded several news outlets and journalists with a fake news award.

Here is a link to the Fake News winners if you are interested in viewing the results.

This website didn’t make the fake news awards list!

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