Happening in US now that could jeopardise President Trump administration

Donald Trump, US President
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United States government partial shutdown entered it's 22nd day on Friday as President Trump looks forward to lobby funds from congress in a bid to build a wall between Mexico and US.

Federal workers are still amazed even as they received payslips with no pay, as they were be paid once the government reopens.

Analysts have termed this shutdown as 'the longest' in the American history.

About 800,000 federal workers missed paychecks while others received blank pay statements, something Trump supporters fear could cost him dearly as he hold out for billions in new wall funding.

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Some the the President's advisers want him to go for national emergency, but he's still adamant to 'work a deal with Congress.'

Opinion polls have rated him as the most blamed leader for the shutdown.

Meanwhile, the Democrats claim that Trump is evading Mueller's investigation and other White House Problems.

'This is not a wall between Mexico and United States. This is a wall between him and his administration failures. This is a big diversion and he's a master of diversion.' said Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Speaker.

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But according to Trump's outside advisers a national emergency would have two benefits.

First, it would allow him to claim that he was the one to act to reopen the government. Second, inevitable legal challenges would send the matter to court, allowing Trump to continue the fight for the wall — and continue to excite his supporters — while not actually closing the government or immediately requiring him to start construction.

Many Democrats, meanwhile, say they have little reason to give into Trump’s demand for border wall funding since taking control of the House in the midterm elections.

“The American people gave us the majority based on our comprehensive approach to this problem and they rejected President Trump’s,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.

Source: AP



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