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President Trump is threatening government shut-down

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11 minutes ago, ctm said:

He threatened a national emergency a week ago.  How do you defer a decision on something that is by definition an emergency?  That doesn't mean he won't do it.  Logic has never been his strong suit.

It would have already been documented it was not an emergency before that. He had been talking about it for weeks/months/years. 

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5 minutes ago, IsntLifeFunny said:

Exactly. It’s basically his only play left. 

Pence and Kushner went to visit McConnell yesterday PM.  It's possible that McConnell told them the senate was ready to vote to open the government and Trump needed a cover story....aka cave and claim to be the bigger man.

 

It's also possible that they went there to brief McConnell on their new plan, national emergeny, whatever.

 

I think the most likely scenario is that Trump makes an offer to Pelosi that she won't accept and he tries to shift the media narrative to her being obstructionist.

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1 minute ago, ctm said:

Pence and Kushner went to visit McConnell yesterday PM.  It's possible that McConnell told them the senate was ready to vote to open the government and Trump needed a cover story....aka cave and claim to be the bigger man.

 

It's also possible that they went there to brief McConnell on their new plan, national emergeny, whatever.

 

I think the most likely scenario is that Trump makes an offer to Pelosi that she won't accept and he tries to shift the media narrative to her being obstructionist.

I could see the last part. What a strange place we’ve found ourselves as a nation. 

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6 minutes ago, ctm said:

Pence and Kushner went to visit McConnell yesterday PM.  It's possible that McConnell told them the senate was ready to vote to open the government and Trump needed a cover story....aka cave and claim to be the bigger man.

 

It's also possible that they went there to brief McConnell on their new plan, national emergeny, whatever.

 

I think the most likely scenario is that Trump makes an offer to Pelosi that she won't accept and he tries to shift the media narrative to her being obstructionist.

It was reported he was trying to get them to pass a bill giving 5.7 billion but it would need 60 votes. 

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A knowledgeable poster on Political Wire wrote, "If they don't reopen the government on Monday or Tuesday finance won't be able to process back-pay before the end of the month."  

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