Trump Says He Is ‘Extremely Unhappy’ With Border Deal

Epoch Times: Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal to avoid a shutdown, providing only a quarter of what the White House demanded for the wall funding.

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said on Feb. 12 that he was “extremely unhappy” with the tentative deal reached by congressional negotiators. However, he ruled out the possibility of another government shutdown.

“I’m extremely unhappy with what the Democrats have given us. It’s sad,” he told reporters at a cabinet meeting. “They’re doing the country no favors. They’re hurting our country very badly. But we certainly don’t want to see a shutdown.”

Congressional negotiators reached on Feb. 11 an agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Republicans tentatively agreed to less money for the border wall than the White House’s $5.7 billion wish list, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4 billion, according to congressional aides. The funding measure is through the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30.

Trump said the White House was also adding its input to the agreement.

“Am I happy at first glance? I just got to see it. The answer is no,” Trump continued. However, he said he was thrilled with the progress already being made on a wall.

“I’m thrilled because we’re supplementing things and moving things around and we’re doing things that are fantastic, taking from far less important areas and the bottom line is we’re building a lot of wall,” he said. “You think it’s easy? We’re building it in the face of tremendous obstruction and tremendous opposition from a small group of people.”

The agreement means 55 miles of new fencing—constructed through existing designs such as metal slats instead of a concrete wall—but less than the 215 miles the White House demanded in December. The fencing would be built in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. It closely mirrors Trump’s original budget request from last winter.

When asked about the possibility of declaring a national emergency to fully fund the wall, Trump said he was considering all options.

“I’m considering everything. We already have national emergencies out there. President Obama, President Clinton, President Bush, they’ve declared many national [emergencies]—this is not unique,” he said.  keep reading

29 Comments on Trump Says He Is ‘Extremely Unhappy’ With Border Deal

  1. “Republicans tentatively agreed to less money for the border wall than the White House’s”

    Imagine that. Is Ryan still there or is it his hand picked RINO lacky McCarthy? Not a minority leader, more of a minority follower.

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  2. Let congress know you have no intention of signing it. Declare an Emergency at the border, and let the chips fall where they may.

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  3. My thoughts, for what they’re worth, he takes the deal. I never thought this fight was about the wall. His objective was to split the Libtards. What did Nancy say? “Not one dollar towards the wall”. POTUS has other options in financing the wall. Mean while he just spanked Libtard leader ship, and he doesn’t want another shut down.

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  4. President Trump needs to get with the Supreme Court to figure out a legal way to claim the 14+ Billion seized from Guzman, now that he’s been convicted, before the Progs can get their hands on it. If he can pull it off, President Trump then can officially say “Mexico Is Paying For The Wall”, as this would provide enough funds for almost 2/3 of it.

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  5. Pogo, I agree. It would be great if that $14 billion could go to the wall. However, the vast majority of that money came from this side of the border. I’m still in favor of a Yuge transaction fee on money going to Mexico and Latin America.

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  6. on the positive side … Trump got money out of Chuckles & ‘Not-One-Penny’ Nancy

    … more than he ever got from Lyin’ Ryan & Turtle Boy
    (let that one take a minute to sink in)

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  7. I recommend everyone here watch and share a documentary about the cartel drug running which was showcased in a film done last year by HBO — “Meth Storm”. The camera follows the addicts of a very small town outside (way outside) Clinton, Arkansas which was part of Operation Snow Storm conducted by the FBI and various national and local agencies. I’ve never truly understood the breadth and depth of meth addiction and how small towns across this country have been so completely and terribly devastated by generational addiction. To watch these scenes — told mostly by a 46 year-old woman who is, with three of her five adult children, addicted to “ice”, is poignant and reveals the motivations of small town life where there are no jobs, nothing to hope for, and the daily scramble to “make the rent.” It puts an entirely new perspective on the problems of addiction and how the cartels have infiltrated our society. It certainly gave me a fresh look at why a physical barrier at our border is imperative. Without them too many Americans don’t stand a chance.

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  8. Ummmmm I know this is a bit OT (as it were) But @ LTEL and everyone else! Why has “there’s” become acceptable in place of “there are”?? WTF! Oh! didn’t watch the video? or pay attention to everyone’s posts?……………. I should not even mention that meanwhile is ONE word. WTF?
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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  9. Just as bad as not getting the money Trump says we need, is the congress attempting to cap the number of criminal detainees that can be held. What the hell kind of thinking is that? Are we supposed to just let them go?

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  10. @joe6 ~ they’re capping the ‘number of beds’ …. phuck ’em, make them double-up on cots … like the military does in theater

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  11. Normally, I’m kind of militant on this stuff but I’m of the opinion that if he needs to divert funds to the Wall that he has the authority. Much more authority than Obama had to give Iran $150B without Congressional authorization. Was that an emergency?

    Get the Democrats on record voting for a billion dollars for a border wall. Their people will primary them and will throw a bomb in their beehive.

    Then, build the fucking wall however you see fit.

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  12. I’m with you, Crackerbaby. There’s bad grammar all about us. There are generations of semi literate people wandering around. They’re in need of remedial work.

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  13. Like President Trump, I too am unhappy, but not about this fucking wall or this stupid Russia Collusion Investigation. I’m unhappy because the Chicago Police Department spent more time investigating this Jussie Smollett bullshit than the entire State Department and the entire American Government spent looking into the Benghazi Tragedy. Wonderful great American soldiers and an American Ambassador were murdered. And our Secretary of State said “what difference .at this time does it make.”? And the Congress went, oh what the fuck, she has a point. Tray Gouwdy barked, and barked, then put his tail between his legs and walked out. Hillary is still free and sinning. She and her partner are still making money. And decent men are being accused. What the fuck is going on in America?.

    Decent people are having their homes invaded at dawn.

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  14. $1.375B out of a $4Trillion budget. Unbelievable. The republicans who negotiated this should be tarred and feathered. I hope Trump stands firm. This time let people know that the DEMS shut it down.

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  15. Let Border Patrol pick out the worst of the worst. 75% of them will be delivered to the homes of traitors who favor invaders. Have another vote in a week or so.

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  16. They better make them wait in Mexico. Sounds to me like the swamp would like to bring them in now, give them a drivers license and a voter registration card, along with a court date in 2031. I hope like hell President Trump refuses to sign this! This is a part of WINNING!

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  17. Joe6, and others. Be sure to watch Laura Ingraham tonight. Another dimension. Squarely blaming Cocaine Mitch for this. An interesting take. I still stand by my original comment because I think DJT is 10 steps ahead of all of them. And just maybe he anticipated this too.

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  18. We can’t have another shut down! That would require another opportunity to refuse to get rid of hundreds of thousands of, self-described, non-essential tax leeches.

    I just hope Mueller gives us the truth, soon. Does Melania or Ivanka “safe guard” this dude’s balls? (Or is it one, each?)

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  19. Instead of a government shut down, just close the fuckkin border, tell Mexico to get them and deport them. This absolutely would not be possible without assistance from Mexico. And if corrupt cartel-bribed Mexican officials, and businesses on both sides get hysterical, offer the option of asking the U.S. for military help. Tell Mexico to invite us in where we wouldn’t have a problem rounding them all up and transporting them right the hell back to Honduras.

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  20. Fine. If Pelosi and Schumer are opposed to all of America paying for the wall, make two states cough up the money; California and New York.

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  21. Forget the wall.

    Make the southern border our new 24-7 artillery and weapon testing zone.

    If it moves. It won’t for long!

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  22. We need to push for a change in asset forfeiture laws in drug busts. From what I’ve read, money and assets that are seized in federally-run drug busts go the DoJ’s federal orgs. State orgs also get to keep a big portion of it for their own departmental budgets. That’s fine, but there should be a sizeable portion of all that money and those assets going to offset the cost of a wall as part of border security. Strange priorities if you ask me. Stop the flow of drugs and other traffic altogether rather than continue over-funding the orgs that stand at the revolving door, while more Americans die from the fallout. 70,000 people last year died from drug overdose. This is a war on America.

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