Trump Will Not Sign Current Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown
Its On Broadway
Trump has until the 21st to sign the CR, and it would seem as though he is backed into a corner. But this egomaniac has already proven he is not the typical politician. You never know what type of audible he may call, I doubt he won’t sign the CR but you never know.
President Trump has decided that he needs to save face and get something for his Wall in a spending bill that will keep the government open. As he told Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, he is willing to own shutting down the govt.
After threatening shutdown, and then backing down from that threat, Trump is now back to threatening again. He met with House Republicans around noon today and made it clear that he wants $5 billion in funding for The Wall. House Republicans will oblige Trump, but the likelihood of a spending bill passing, including $5B for a wall is low.
Even if Republicans attempt to just add money for Border Security, and not the wall; Democrats have already said they will not vote for that.
I believe Dems will take a compromise of funding more Border Security (not money to build the wall), which would be significantly less than the $5B Trump wants. This way both Democrats and Trump can claim some kind of victory.
Some have floated the idea that congress could just send the spending bill aka CR as is, without funding for the Wall to the president. If Trump vetoes the bill, congress could override the president’s veto with a 2/3rd vote in each chamber to pass the spending bill.
Yes, congress could override the veto. The House passed the CR with 361 votes and the Senate passed it unanimously, but that would be asking Republicans in this congress to really stand-up to Trump. I just can’t see that happening as these Republicans still fear Trump and his core supporters.
Trump seems to love chaos, he has handled this poorly and this cannot be part of the strategy for the “Art of the Deal”
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!