President Donald Trump expressed pessimism on Thursday that the congressional compromise committee on border security financing will be successful.
” I do not believe they’re gon na negotiate. I see what’s happening,” Trump said. “If they’re not going to offer money for the wall, then it’s not going to work, and if it’s not going to work, then the political leaders are actually squandering a great deal of time.”
The group of 17 members of Congress fulfilled on Wednesday to come up with a bipartisan agreement to money border security. The committee has up until February 15 to make a deal, or the federal government deals with another partial shutdown.
” I’m hearing they do not want to do a wall,” Trump stated, referring to the committee. “I don’t anticipate much coming out of the committee.”
Trump spoke about the committee throughout an executive order signing event at the White House.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated Thursday there will be no loan for a wall in border security funding talks.
The president said he did not be sorry for the government shutdown, as it required a dispute about border security and brought dealmakers to the table.
” I believe by having the shutdown, we have actually set the table for where we are now,” he stated. “If I didn’t do the shutdown, individuals would not comprehend the subject. … It’s called, like in dealmaking, ‘setting the table’ or, you understand, ‘setting the phase.'”
Trump once again specified his desire to state a state of emergency on the southern border to move funding to secure the border without Congress.
” We’ll see what takes place on February 15,” Trump stated.