Morning Round-up "Torpedoes Funding Bill" Edition

2019 Budget
This morning, President Trump is gearing up to shut down the government over his costly, ineffective border wall that he knows cannot pass the Senate. A look at the headlines shows blame for this shutdown is going to land exactly where it belongs—with the man who said he would be “proud” to shut down the government for a “very long time” just ahead of Christmas.
 
New York Times: Trump Threatens a Shutdown That Will ‘Last for a Very Long Time’
 
“President Trump warned early Friday that a partial government shutdown ‘will last for a very long time,’ seeking to blame Democrats for a potential government funding lapse that he said last week he would proudly own.”
 
Washington Post: Trump threatens government shutdown ‘will last for a very long time’ if Democrats oppose House bill that includes border wall money
 
President Trump warned Friday that a partial government shutdown would last ‘for a very long time’ if Congress does not meet his demand Friday for billions in funding for his long-promised border wall in a stopgap spending measure.”
 
“In a contentious Oval Office meeting last week with Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Trump said he would be ‘proud to shut down the government for border security.’”
 
“‘So I will take the mantle,’ he said. ‘I will be the one to shut it down. I won’t blame you for it.’”
 
Politico: Trump warns of shutdown that could last 'a very long time'
 
President Donald Trump warned Friday that ‘there will be a shutdown that will last for a very long time’ if the Senate fails to pass a spending bill that includes border wall funding...”
 
Trump pushed the government to the precipice of a partial shutdown on Thursday, insisting in a meeting with lawmakers that he would not sign legislation to keep the government open unless it included $5 billion for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.”
 
NBC News: Trump warns shutdown could last 'very long time,' urges McConnell to go 'nuclear' and end filibuster
 
“President Donald Trump on Friday warned Senate Democrats that if they don't vote for his border wall, there will be a ‘very long’ government shutdown beginning Friday night.”
 
“But the bill's odds in the Senate are low as the shutdown deadline looms.”
 
USA Today: After chaotic day, Donald Trump defends wall plan and warns of lengthy government shutdown
 
Following up one of the most chaotic days of his administration, President Donald Trump began Friday by demanding the Senate approve a new funding plan for a border wall or watch the government shut down at midnight.”
 
CNN: Trump torpedoes funding bill over border wall
 
“A holiday government shutdown appeared more likely on Thursday after President Donald Trump informed House Republicans he would refuse to accept a stop-gap measure -- already passed by the Senate -- that doesn't include funds for his long-promised border wall.”
 
“It was a closing burst of wrath in the final days of the Republican-majority House. If Trump cannot secure the money he is demanding for the wall now, it's unlikely he will see a spending bill that meets his requirement for at least two years as Democrats assume control.”
 
Vox: House approves $5 billion for Trump’s border wall, increasing chances of a partial government shutdown
 
‘The president informed us that he will not sign the bill that came over from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security,’ [House Speaker Paul] Ryan said. ‘So what we’re going to do is go back to the House and work with our members. We want to keep the government open, but we also want to see an agreement that protects the border.’”
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