Trump announces news on "shutdown" and southern border
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For Saturday, US President Donald Trump announced an important announcement.
- In addition to the ongoing government stalemate, the location on the Mexican border should also be the subject of the declaration.
- The "shutdown" is the longest in the history of the United States. It's going into the fifth week this weekend.
UPresident S-Donald Trump announced a "significant" statement on the situation at the southern border of the United States and the government's deadlock. Trump wrote Friday on TwitterIt is "the humanitarian crisis on our southern border" and the "closure".
He wanted to make the announcement Saturday at 3pm local time (21.00 clock MEZ) live from the White House in Washington, he said.
Already in the middle of last week, he spoke for the first time in a speech to the nation of a "humanitarian crisis". "There is a growing humanitarian and security crisis on the southern border," the president said in the televised speech. "This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul". He added: "This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end."
With the dramatic speech he had tried to increase the pressure on the opposition in the budget dispute. However, the Democrats rejected his requests immediately.
The ongoing government arrest is record
Democrats refuse to include money for the construction of the wall in a budget law. For his part, Trump refuses to approve a law that does not set aside $ 5.7 billion for the construction of the Wall.
Trump's request for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico led to a partial interruption of the federal government, which directly affects 800,000 people.
Shutdown is entering its fifth week this weekend – with 28 days to go, it's the longest "stopping" in US history. The previous record was 21 days during the government stall of 1995/96. Hundreds of thousands of US federal government employees currently receive no salary.
Thursday Trump had canceled a trip to the Democratic maximum Nancy Pelosi and party colleagues in Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan with a military plane. Pelosi and Trump are in discussion for the construction of the wall. After the canceled trip, Pelosi Trump on Friday accused her of jeopardizing the safety of her delegation by exposing her confidential journey to Afghanistan. He completely postponed the plans.