The disputes between the US President Donald Trump, and the Democrats on the funding of the construction of the border wall are still going on at a time when the US government has not had much time to the closure of US government.
Trump’s persistence on a $ 5 billion budget to build a wall on the US South border with Mexico threatens to shut down a part of federal government in the United States. This may happen at midnight Friday this week.
On Monday, there were little indications of progress in resolving the rivalry between Republicans and Democrats on keeping the government open. The closure of the government, the risk of disruptions in government operations, and the compulsory vacation of thousands of federal employees or no paid job during the holiday season, will cost billions of dollars.
White House spokeswoman Sara Sanders announced the continuation of Trump consultations with her team members. Trump with a Tweet on Monday announced that he is continuing to pressure. He wrote with criticism of the Democrats for opposing the cost of building the wall: It’s time to save billions of dollars a year, and at the same time, have more security and control.
The president’s request to allocate $ 5 billion on the US South border with Mexico appears not to be supported by a Republican-controlled congress. Democrats demand a continuation of the financing of border security at its current level of 1.3 billion dollars. We still do not know if the Republicans of the US House of Representatives will be present for a possible ballot. Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives in less than a few weeks.
Some US ministries, such as the Department of Defense (Pentagon) and the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Human Services will continue to work as usual, regardless of whether Congress and the President will agree this week or not.
Congress has so far approved funding of about 75 percent of the government’s statutory account for the current year’s budget, which begins October 1st.
The US Postal Service, which is busy with the transportation of mail at the holiday season, will not be affected by the government shutdown because it is an independent organization.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump promised Mexico would pay for the border construction, but the Mexican government has opposed it.
Most Americans have expressed their opposition to the federal government’s closure and the results of a new poll show that they blamed Trump and the Republicans in the event of such an incident. A joint poll by the USA Today newspaper and the University of Suffolk shows that the majority of US voters (54%) are opposed by the government and only 29% agree.
43% of them blamed Trump and Republicans and 24% Democrats for government closure and 30% blamed both sides equally.
The closure of the US government faces an imminent crisis, billions of dollars to the detriment of its economy. Trump is scheduled to leave the White House on Friday for 18 days in order to stay at his Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
A source of White House planning told the Bloomberg news network that Trump is reluctant to take temporary one or week budget approval measures to prevent government from shutting down in the New Year holidays.
Trump said he is proud to shut down the government, but the US media insists that his insistence has now put him in isolation, and although Republicans support publicity in public circles, they are opposed to him, saying that Trump’s approach has undermined the very means of negotiating them with the Democrats.
It seems that the continuation of the recent differences between Congressional Democrats and Trump is actually the beginning of his new presidential chapter; a season that, although not yet fully completed, will soon come to light in the new congress and its experience for Trump.
The bad news for the Trump is that some bipartisan actions are underway in the congress that is in the process of challenging Trump’s personal policies, which are in opposition to the secret government in the United States. Topics like collusion and tolerance against the Russians, the kind of contact with allies, the Yemeni war and human rights policies are only part of the list.
Trump felt the start of the new policy season very well, and that the White House would soon be able to make changes to the inner circle of the White House; in other words, the presidential election would begin for Trump, and the goal of the new team would be to curb domestic rivals for future elections.