With lower than two weeks for lawmakers to chop a deal on cash for a border wall to avert one other shutdown, President Donald Trump bashed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for refusing to provide in.
In a “Face the Nation” interview set to air Sunday, Trump advised host Margaret Brennan the congresswoman was participating in “very unhealthy politics” in hopes of scoring “a political level.”
“I believe that she was very inflexible, which I’d count on, however I believe she’s very unhealthy for our nation,” he mentioned. “She is aware of that you just want a barrier. She is aware of that we want border safety.”
Although the federal authorities reopened following a 35-day shutdown triggered by the border wall battle, Pelosi is standing agency in her opposition to Trump’s demand for greater than $5 billion for the mission. As either side dig of their heels, whether or not an settlement shall be reached stays unclear.
In the meantime lawmakers have till Feb. 15 to compromise earlier than a second shutdown begins.
In defending the wall, Trump recited his traditional record of speaking factors, claiming medicine are “pouring in” and that there are “individuals dying everywhere in the nation due to individuals like Nancy Pelosi who don’t need to give correct border safety for political causes.”
Pelosi bolstered her stance in opposition to cash for a wall at a Thursday press convention the place she assured reporters, “There’s not going to be any wall cash within the laws.”