Trump: “I Don’t See a Deal” with Democrats to Prevent Government Shutdown

President Trump is using his customary strong rhetoric to drum up opposition to Democrats’ immigration schemes, which they are attempting to force into a government funding package. This morning on Twitter, Trump said:

There has been talk of a government shutdown over this conflict, particularly with regard to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, for awhile now.

But contrary to the president’s statement, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) said in an interview with CNN over the past weekend that adding immigration measures to the funding bill is a possibility. Both senators implied that support for Dreamers must also involve stronger border protections.

But add in any attempts to address healthcare, along with Republicans’ hopes to pass a tax reform bill before the end of the legislative year—to which Democrats are also opposed—and things are not looking so tidy.

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) told the Washington Post for their report on a potential shutdown situation, “I just say, be ready for a potentially wild month in December. This is going to get a bit complicated.”