Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Acting Chief of Staff of the White House, Mick Mulvaney, told Fox News Sunday that the partial shutdown of the government is likely to extend into the new year, as President Trump on the financing of a Ministry of Finance consists border wall and "refuses to come along."
Mulvaney also claimed that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has not been supporting her role as spokeswoman for weeks, deliberately canceled negotiating efforts to end the partial closure. " will go to the new congress on the 28th, "Mulvaney said, adding that state workers will be paid by that date and will only be affected by future pay periods.
" I think there is one Impact on Nancy Pelosis' Choice of Speech, "Mulvaney continued," I think she is now in this unfortunate position of being committed to her left wing, which she in no way agrees with until the President Spokesman is. "
The Senate will reunite on December 27. Sources on both sides of the gang have told Fox News that in Wash Ington a longer shutdown could take place.
Mulvaney pointed to the image of the so-called "steel slat barrier" that Trump tweeted on Friday as a potential source of compromise during the negotiations. The president called such a barrier "completely effective and at the same time beautiful".
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. "We want to build that," Mulvaney said, pointing to the picture in Trump's tweet. "It's not a wall for the Democrats, they offered us $ 1
Early Sunday, Trump tweeted that" drones and the rest are all wonderful and much. "" Just one "Old Wall" Is Really Effective.
Mulvaney said the Democrats had already offered $ 1.6 billion for the barrier two weeks ago, and now they were heading in the wrong direction at $ 1.3 billion, "he suggested possibly due to pelosis of political ambitions.
Speaking about CBS's "Face the Nation," Delaware's Democratic Senate, Chris Coons, said there was "no way" to get $ 5 billion to American taxpayers money to make his election pledge a "big, beautiful The wall "to meet with Mexico" – nonetheless "Here is a way to responsible appropriation of about 1.3 billion US dollars for border security.
In an interview with ABC's "This Week" later in the day, Mulvaney – who soon will replace the resigning White House chief of staff, John Kelly – said he and Trump had written about a 2016 clip taken by Mulvaney, which states that Trump is a "terrible person."
"We joked about it last night," Mulvaney said. "What's up with Washington, DC? People spend a lot more time seeing what people are saying than what they are doing. "
When asked if Trump was right that Mexico would eventually pay for the border wall, Mulvaney replied," Technically you and I both know that it can not work that way. "
But the president wrote on Twitter earlier this month that" MEXICO FOR THE WALL "is being paid for by the auspicious conditions of the new trilateral trade agreement between Mexico Canada and the US Although Congress has approved the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA ), which will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has not yet passed, it includes several new measures that Republican support advocates for free trade in North America. [S-5959003] White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced at the weekend that Trump had canceled his planned Christmas vacation at his Mar-a-Lago estate in the middle of the deadlock and that First Lady Melania Trump-w He had already made the trip to Florida – will return to Washington to spend Christmas with her husband.  "That's what Washington looks like if you have a president who refuses to come with you," Mulvaney said Host Chris Wallace.
The main sticking point for boundary wall negotiations was funding the 2016 Trump signature campaign for a wall on the southern border. Trump had demanded $ 5.7 billion for wall funding, and a bill with this funding was passed by Parliament on Friday. In the Senate, however, efforts were disappointed where 60 votes were required under the current Filibuster rules, which requires democratic votes in conjunction with the support of the GOP. BUY
The Democrats poured cold water on the idea that they would would support anything close to that. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., said on Saturday that the Wall was a "bone to the right" and suggested $ 1.3 billion for "border security."
"I've heard the president and his president allies in the media say Democrats do not support border security, nothing could be further from the truth, Democrats have always aimed for smart and effective ways to secure our borders," he said Schumer. "We are pushing for technology such as drones and sensors as well as inspection equipment."
The Senate was postponed on Saturday afternoon and should not meet for a scheduled meeting by Thursday. On the early Saturday evening, the house also ended for this day.
Vice Presidents Pence and Mulvaney arrived at the Capitol on Saturday afternoon to meet with Schumer to continue negotiations to end the stalemate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Said, "The productive discussions will continue."
"If these negotiations lead to a solution acceptable to all parties – which means 60 votes in the Senate, a majority in the Senate House, and a signature from the president – that's where we'll take it up here in the Senate," he said.
Irrespective of Sunday, Mulvaney defended Trump's planned withdrawal from Syria The fact that this is unpopular "and" we acknowledge that this fact is unpopular in the Ministry of Defense ", is the move ultimately" very popular among American citizens.
Mulvaney also stated that outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not the right man for the job.
"Let's be honest with each other," said Mulvaney. "I think the relationship between these two men [Trump and Mattis] was frayed, and I believe the president no longer relied on Mattis to realize the president's vision, the president must know – I do not have to agree with the president." not to everything he wants me to do. I think he hires people who disagree with him because he likes this other input, ok, but when I'm physically incapable, completely unable to do what he wants me to do, just because I'm not I think I can not serve him well.
But Leon Panetta, who previously served as CIA Director, Secretary of Defense, White House Chief of Staff, and OMB Director, later told Wallace on Fox News Sunday that the government's withdrawal was from Syria – apparently because of repeated reprisals and strenuous objections from Mattis – Irresponsible.
"I think the move to suddenly pull those troops out of Syria has sent a terrible message to the world about where the United St Ates stands," Panetta said.
He added "If we send a message to ISIS that they can come back somehow, they can be resilient, they can come back at some point and attack us and make us vulnerable to another attack on 9/11 – that's unacceptable. "