Will Trump Shutdown Over Border?

President Trump, during a press conference, said he would be “willing”  to enforce a government shutdown if there isn’t “proper border security.” He added that for him there is no “red line,” and he is up for negotiation.

The president was asked, “[A]re you saying that you would be willing to shut the government down in September if it does not fully fund $25 billion worth of your border wall and also deliver all of the immigration priorities that you listed in your tweet, or are you leaving some room for negotiation there?”

Trump replied, “I’ll always leave room for negotiation.”

“We need border security. Border security includes the wall, but it includes many other things. … I would certainly be willing to close it down to get it done. As you know, we are already approving things in various bills, including, we’re going to be taking care of the military. We always put the military and law enforcement very high. But I would be certainly willing to consider a shutdown if we don’t get proper border security.”

Later he was asked, “Is the $25 billion a red line for you?”

Trump replied, “I have no red line, unlike President Obama. I just want great border security.”

  • Ron C

    One can only hope Trump will shutdown the government to get funding for the border wall…The destruction of this nation must STOP…A socialist police has never worked and it won’t be allowed here…no matter how bad the democrat’s & RINO push for it!

  • C. LeSaint

    Shut the government down and withhold the dems pay until the border wall is fully funded, end chain migration, end visa lottery!

    • David Cole

      Is that so hard to understand, democrooks? You lost the election to a real man who stands up for what the country needs. Now get with the program and support his proposal and get on with the business of the US needs. If you want to continue to cry in your beer over the election loss to Trump you are sure to loose the next one.

  • Ron Long

    The President is totally correct, someone needs to set fire to McConnells pants and get this done, use some of the useless pork barrel money or the hidden unspent funds being held by various government agencies, defund Planned Parenthood. Shut it down, nobody will miss it.

  • gimpy

    Shut it down President Trump, and if you can stop the paychecks for the people who are suppose to be representing us. They have different thoughts when it hits their wallets. The democrats and RINO’s do not deserve to be paid for a job that they do not do. Time to bring the Government under control, they are running wild and crazy. Please folks vote these ass wipes out come election time.

  • nokabosh

    Ryan said there was money for the Wall in the last budget. Yeah, a pittance 130M for repairs. We know Ryan isn’t really behind funding a proper wall. If the money not there this time shut it down Pres Trump. The more illegals who can’t step foot on US soil the better.

  • Neil Buesch

    Just do it, let them bitch about because they just don’t care. Screw them, I hope most of them will be replaced in November.

  • steve

    It’s time to let the corrupt dems and Rinos know that our number one priority is to keep our nation safe and open borders are not going to happen even if we have to shut down the government.

  • KingDon

    there are 2 individuals out there on capital hill that the progressive/socialist party has as allies that will fight tooth and nail to prevent the building of the wall. These clowns are McConnell and Ryan, neither of which are actually Republicans. They are only flying under the Republican banner in order to steal campaign dollars and suck in actual Republicans who haven’t yet caught on to their game. They care absolutely nothing about what their constituents want. I have to wonder if they’re being blackmailed by the socialist/dems to do their bidding do to something in their pasts

  • Dennis B Anderson

    Yes shut down the borders until we get the wall up. No government checks until its up. Set back and watch their asses and elbows work like normal people do. Ive had enough of you greasy bastards. Its time to take out the garbage this is america not Mexico, or the middle east. FU.

  • Lori

    You go Trump,screw the Dems,do what you gotta do.

  • jim jones

    Boarder wall could be a good thing, but right now all it will do is keep about 25 million illegal wet backs IN America. Keep the promise DEPORT ALL illegals>

  • Peggy Cantley

    SHUT IT DOWN, & hope it makes the democraps & rhinos mad & they quit! Well remember at least in Florida we have elections in November vote the dim-whits out, & make sure one of them is Bill nelson! he is nothing but an obama butt kisser!

  • Walt wenger

    Shut it down! I was just at the National Whistleblowers Convention in DC — our “Representatives” do Not represent us — they represent themselves. We now have an Aristocracy consisting of Congress, the various agencies such as Medicaid and Medicare, CMS, OIG, etc. which are Not Federal programs according to the Federal Reps, but State programs so call your state reps, but the state reps say they are Federal programs, call the Federal Reps. Everybody else, the taxpayers, have No rights under law. The Congress does Not help the citizens, the Congress takes the money and isolates and neglects the citizens until they die prematurely. The result is a culling of the aged and the disabled/infirm, while talking all their money and possessions and giving them inadequate care — they have no human or civil rights, in fact. Change is needed on a grand scale!

  • gotabgood

    Shouldn’t the people have a say in major events like shutting the government down?

    It is time to be realistic, isn’t it?
    We are in a situation which this nation has never been, some may find that exciting and even a welcome change, as the saying goes, “variety is the spice of life”. But the stakes are very high. The people/person that Trump closely associates with, a year ago and if truthful with yourself, even now, you would not give up America to go live there, so why invite that system here? For several reasons, I think, you call yourselves Patriots our constitution to protect your rights. NRA to fight for your right to own guns. Freedoms to go and move around our country without having to present “papers” to do so. Our relatives and distant relatives fought in wars to protect our way of life, our freedoms to say and PRINT what we think is right and you are ready to hand it all over to a big blowhard LIAR. Come on, you know it is true
    You and I couldn’t protest what we don’t like about our president, you would be in jail. You wouldn’t own guns! You don’t like Socialism….. I think you would hate communism.
    Trump incites hate and violence in all of his speeches. I am not so sure if there is not more hate between fellow Americans today as there was between us in the civil war.
    Listen to that, read it out loud…. “Hate between fellow Americans”! Why, are we here? We have to get rid of the hate towards each other and start fighting outside influences. Are we not all proud of USA?? Are we not United States? We got here together!!!! Stop the rhetoric!! Stop the lies!! Most important… STOP THE HATE!!
    Who said America would destroy itself?? Are we now in the process of doing just that! Do you care? Can we stop the hate that is CONSTANTLY BEING STOKED BETWEEN US????????????? We… as in you and I are being played by the people who have the most to gain.