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Trump surprises Limbaugh to celebrate 30 years

Trump surprises Limbaugh to celebrate 30 years

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Republicans must resist Mr. Trump in order to keep on that track.

Earlier on Tuesday Trump had repeated a threat to shut down the federal government if Congress does not send him a bill with significant funding for border security. The House version of the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security would set aside $5 billion for all border security. Congress in the current fiscal year approved $1.6 billion to begin construction of a barrier along portions of the U.S. -Mexico border.

"So I just wanted to personally make this one and I said, 'I'll even dial the number myself if I have to.' But I just want to congratulate you". "It would affect the military, our National Guard, our federal workers, government contractors, it's an irresponsible thing to do, I think. Rush Limbaugh thinks it should be before", Trump said.

That said, the president made a similar threat past year about shutting down the government over wall funding, but later signed an omnibus spending bill that did not meet his demands.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters Tuesday that the parties are working together to pass spending bills ahead of a fiscal-year-end deadline on September 30.

Congress carved out $1.6 billion in the 2018 spending bills.

Building the wall was one of Trump's key pre-election promises. I can't say in words how much I appreciate his impact on our society and give him a large amount of the credit for saving our country from the ravages of the leftist mainstream media. "It's mind boggling to me that anybody would say, 'well, we're going to shut down the government if I don't get my way". Because Democrats object, congressional Republicans are unlikely to meet Trump's demand before the start of fiscal 2019 on October 1. "I've fought against the government shutdown last time over the 'Dream Act.' I'll fight against it this time as well".

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, used Trump's own favored medium, Twitter to push back, writing, "President Trump has privately agreed to put off a potential shutdown or any fight over border wall funding until after midterm elections", and linking to a Wall Street Journal article. It's something we've tried before, both parties, it doesn't work.