‘Let’s Shut It Down’: Donald Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Immigration

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If Congress will not give in to his migration policies,

  • Donald Trump has actually threatened to shut down the federal government. “If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don’t want safety,” Trump informed press reporters, “let’s shut it down.” The federal government will close down on Thursday if Congress is not able to authorize extra financing. [New York Times]
  • Sarah Sanders later on clarified that the president does not truly desire a federal government shutdown, he simply does not wish to jeopardize. “If the Democrat party is going to continue to threaten a shutdown because they won’t include responsible immigration reforms, including fixing MS-13 loopholes and other issues, then the President welcomes that fight,” Sanders stated throughout Tuesday’s press instruction. [Talking Points Memo]
  • White House chief of personnel John Kelly safeguarded the president’s migration propositions today, calling immigrants “too afraid” and “too lazy to get off their asses.” [The Guardian]
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center has actually counted over 100 individuals who have actually been hurt or eliminated by those affected or lined up with the alt-right. [SPLC]


  • Steve Bannon is going to have a chat with Robert Mueller. [NBC]
  • Ben Carson is still discussing the armageddon. [Washington Post]
  • As head of exactly what the White House calls the “opioid cabinet,” Kellyanne Conway has actually pressed out professionals in favor of ideologically lined up personnel. Inning accordance with Politico, the cabinet’s action to the growing opioid crisis “has been to call for a border wall and to promise a ‘just say no’ campaign.” [Politico]


  • According to Marla Maples, she “never said” that Donald Trump was the “best sex I ever had.” Someone, please put me in a clinically caused coma. [Page Six]

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