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Trump says he will not sign a proposal to avoid closure of Administration

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  • Thu, 12/20/2018 - 18:32
Trump says he will not sign a proposal to avoid closure of Administration
  • EFE

President Donald Trump today announced that he will not sign the budget proposal of the Senate, which does not include funds for the wall on the border with Mexico, to avoid a closure of the Administration, informed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Paul Ryan.

"The president said he will not sign this proposal", Ryan told reporters, after meeting with the president in the White House to address the proposal approved yesterday in the Upper House in order to prevent the closure.

For its part, the White House confirmed shortly after on Twitter that its priority is to obtain funding for immigration measures at the border.

"President Trump met with Republican members of the House of Representatives, and not surprisingly, they all care deeply about Border Security -stop the flow of drugs, stop human trafficking and stop terrorism", said presidential spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

"We protect nations around the world, but the Democrats are not willing to protect our nation", Sanders said in a statement, "we urgently need funding for border security and that includes the wall".

Trump had already threatened today not to sign any law until he had a "perfect" border security, after the Senate bill did not include funds for the wall with Mexico, its star measure in immigration matters.

In addition, the president accused the Democrats on Twitter of putting politics above the country.

Yesterday, the Upper House gave the green light to a budget project, driven by the Republicans and agreed with the Democrats, to finance the Administration for seven weeks from midnight on Friday to Saturday, when the current budget items expire.

The House of Representatives was expected to approve the proposal this Thursday so that Trump could sign it, but the situation is now uncertain.

At a meeting last week with Democratic leaders in Congress, Trump said he would be "proud" to force an administrative shutdown in order to seek that the wall will be financed.

With the approval of these accounts, the negotiation to provide funds for the construction of the wall would be postponed until 2019, when the Democrats will take control of the lower house and could block it easily.

Earlier this year, Trump faced two administrative closings due to lack of funds: one in January that lasted three days and the second in February, which lasted only a few hours.

Source-EFE

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