Thursday, February 08, 2018

Trump: 'I'd Love to See a Shutdown'

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he supports a government shutdown if Democrats won't agree to tighten immigration laws, undercutting ongoing bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill. The comment, which came during a White House meeting on the violent MS-13 gang, was not well received in the room. Rep. Barbara Comstock, a Virginia Republican who represents a district with thousands of federal workers, confronted Trump about the remark and urged him to avoid another government shutdown. "If we don't change it, let's have a shutdown," Trump said of the nation's immigration laws. "We'll do a shutdown and it's worth it for our country. I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of."

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The issue is whether House Democrats -- who have for months been outright resistant to signing onto a budget agreement without a resolution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- will now back away from the breakthrough deal negotiators are approaching.

The President's remarks happened at the same time Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, in separate news conferences, touted the progress on the talks and made clear a deal was close.

The talks also separate the issue from immigration altogether -- long the GOP goal -- making the President's comments somewhat confusing.

"Things are in a good place, but also fragile," another GOP aide said, noting all of the moving parts in the talks. "We could do without anything inflammatory for a couple of days."

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"Schumer responded to Trump's shutdown threat, saying it "speaks for itself."

"We had one Trump shutdown, nobody wants another, maybe except him," Schumer said.

Trump oversaw a multi-day government shutdown last month over immigration reform.

Though Trump opposed that government shutdown, he has previously said the United States could use a government work stoppage.

"Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess," he tweeted in May."

Why should there be a shutdown? I mean, Mexico is paying for the Wall, right?

Everyone knows that.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-06 04:34 PM

Trump is so fricking -------.

The GOP has all of the leverage on this and he's going to sabotage it by running his stupid mouth. Again.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-06 04:40 PM

The United States of Camacho.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-02-06 04:43 PM

The United States of Camacho.

#3 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

I'd be down with the United States of Kamado.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-06 04:44 PM

United States of Kuma

#5 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-02-06 04:47 PM

I'd love to see Trump shut his face.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-06 04:59 PM

God he is -------, he needs to shut his piehole.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-06 05:02 PM

He's not a positive role model for -------, and being rich?

Be born rich and you can be President, even if you're retarded!

Seems like an honest message to me.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-06 05:06 PM

Funneh that righties up thread think he is stoopid/------, but are absobloominutly sure he wasnt too stoopid/------ to willingly accept help election help from Putee-poot.

I believe that he was; and did.

#9 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-02-06 05:12 PM

Up yers, skin flute.

#11 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-02-06 05:15 PM

It's going to be a sad day for the average American when they realize how much they depend on illegal immigrants in order to afford the stuff they buy.

The loss of illegal immigration will immediately increase the price for food and this will have a ripple effect on the rest of our economy.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-06 05:18 PM

--will immediately increase the price for food

Well we wouldn't affluent middle-class progressives dispensing with slave-labor and pay an extra dollar or two for a head of lettuce or a bottle of Chardonnay.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-06 05:31 PM

Shack,
I for one, wouldn't mind paying extra. Just like the cost of a McDonald's meal barely rises due to increased minimum wage, I'm willing to pay a little more to keep criminals out and Americans employed.

OWS can work at Perdue because she's an expert chicken choker.

#14 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-02-06 05:34 PM

"The loss of illegal immigration will immediately increase the price for food and this will have a ripple effect on the rest of our economy."

I'd expect no less from the Fiscally Responsible Conservatives in the GOP.

They'll spin it like they're combating obesity with higher food prices.

You know, the exact opposite of how they spin government-imposed higher prices for sodas, which they call Nanny State on steriods.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-06 05:34 PM

"Well we wouldn't affluent middle-class progressives dispensing with slave-labor"

Well I wouldn't want Mackris to have to get along without you, if that's where this is going.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-06 05:39 PM

US labor shortage 2018

www.google.com

Some of you people are just nuckin' futs. Others are outright racists.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-06 05:47 PM

Here's what happened right after Trumpty Dumbty said, 'I'd love to see a shutdown' in the meeting...

"Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) clashed with President Trump at the White House Tuesday over his desire to shut down the government to force a compromise on legislation to curtail MS-13.

During a meeting with law enforcement and community leaders about the violent street gang, Comstock spoke up to oppose a shutdown. Her northern Virginia district is home to tens of thousands of federal workers and she lives near the CIA headquarters.

"We don't need a government shutdown on this," she said, according to video of the exchange. "I think both sides have learned that a government shutdown was bad, it wasn't good for them. And we do have bipartisan support on these things. And I think we need to talk about these cases that are going on."

"The Washington Post has done some actual great reporting," she said, flipping though printouts of articles and reading the headlines.

Trump interrupted her to insist Democrats were not in agreement.

"You can say what you want," he said. "We're not getting support from the Democrats on this legislation."

Speaking over him, Comstock continued to make her case. She said her bill, which calls for deporting suspected gang members, should go to the Senate for a vote."

But Trump ended the exchange with a curt "Thanks, Barbara," and looked away.

Moments earlier, Trump said he would "love to see a shutdown" if Democrats won't cooperate, according to the pool report."

www.washingtonpost.com

then later...

@realdonaldtrump
You should see that woman Comtock. Ugly with a capital U! I wouldn't do her with Pence's tool. She's through in politics. I'll run Eric against her. Even he could beat her!

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-06 05:59 PM

I for one, wouldn't mind paying extra.

Chair. I get what you're saying. I wouldn't mind paying a little extra either.

But there are millions of people in America who are having trouble affording food at current prices.

Increasing the cost of labor will make their lives more difficult.

Or increase the need for food stamps.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-06 06:43 PM

Well we wouldn't affluent middle-class progressives dispensing with slave-labor and pay an extra dollar or two for a head of lettuce or a bottle of Chardonnay.

Can't you just have a straightforward post instead of posting nonsense?

Would I mind paying a couple extra dollars If it means laborers could earn minimum wage to harvest crops and tend for livestock?

Not at all.

But. Like I said in #19. This has more to do with the effects it would have on the poor than the middle class.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-06 06:52 PM

Trump logic....

Not clapping = treason.

Shutting down government over personal cognitive deficiencies = good for America.

#21 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-02-07 08:41 AM

Cool shut it down.

The press will dump a load into their depends, but no one else will really care.

Shut it down until the election. People will figure out that they can live without it.

#22 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-02-07 08:42 AM

So Trump basically wants to shutdown the US government because Mexico won't pay for his precious wall.

MAGA!

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-07 03:29 PM

"Shut it down until the election. People will figure out that they can live without it."

Troll much?

#24 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-08 08:24 AM

Shut it down until the election. People will figure out that they can live without it.
#22 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Great idea, Mr. Putin!

#25 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-02-08 12:32 PM

Shut it down until the election. People will figure out that they can live without it.

#22 | Posted by sawdust

Thank you for you input Comrade.

Did you get that little gem from an ISIS recruitment website?

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-08 12:39 PM

Mattis: a shutdown hurts the military
Trump: shut it down

#27 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-02-08 03:07 PM

If he wants to see a shut down, all he needs to do is try to strike up a conversation with his wife.

#28 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-02-08 07:27 PM

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