US President Donald Trump charged the Democratic leadership in Congress today for offering “little money” for the construction of a wall on the US- Mexico border , in the framework of negotiations to avoid another administrative partial closure from from February 15.
“I do not think the leaders (Congress Democrats) allow a deal to be made to the Democrats in the Border Committee. They are offering very little money for a border wall that is desperately needed! ” Criticized Trump on his official Twitter account.
Likewise, Trump lamented that the Democrats have requested “out of the blue” another clause within these conversations of the bipartisan committee formed by members of the US House of Representatives and the Senate.
“And now, out of the blue, they want a cap (of the number of) convicted violent criminals who will remain in detention!”, Added the president, in relation to undocumented immigrants detained by the Immigration and Customs Service ( ICE , in Spanish). you follow in English) and the Border Patrol ( CBP , in English).
Donald Trump made these claims after his interim chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, did not rule out another partial closure of the US Administration today. as of February 15, the deadline for the committee to reach an agreement on the funds of the Department of Homeland Security.
“A closure of Administration is still technically on the table, ” Mulvaney told Fox News Sunday, recalling that Trump will not approve a pact he finds “unacceptable.”
A week ago, Trump himself considered a “waste of time” in negotiations with the Democratic leaders of Congress over the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, a controversial measure that threatened to carry on using presidential powers.
The last partial closure of the Government, which began on December 22, left a quarter of the Administration paralyzed for 35 days after Trump demanded more funds for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.
Finally, Trump yielded to popular pressure and signed a decree that endowed the Administration with funds until February 15, with no money for the wall, allowing its reopening after the longest partial closure in US history.
During these three weeks, a bipartisan committee with members of the Lower House and the Senate is negotiating a solution so that the partial paralysis does not happen again.