Breitbart: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Thursday that she will not agree to funding President Donald Trump’s border wall even in exchange for a permanent fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to avoid a government shutdown.
Trump is scheduled to meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Pelosi on Tuesday to work on a short-term spending deal to prevent the government from shutting down on December 21.
When asked on Thursday whether she would agree to “some degree of wall funding” in exchange for “a permanent, bonafide solution on DACA,” Pelosi replied, “No.”
Pelosi said funding for the border wall and DACA are “two different subjects.”
Trump has indicated that he would be willing to shut down the government before Christmas if he does not get $5 billion of the $25 billion needed for his border wall.
Schumer indicated that he would be open to approving $1.6 billion in border-wall funding but got immediate backlash from left-wing Democrats like Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who demanded “$0” for Trump’s “racist” border wall. more here