Pence Denies Schumer's Claim of Trump Meeting Outburst: He 'Passed Out Candy'

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The president is to visit the border in person on Thursday, but he has expressed his own doubts that his appearance and remarks will change any minds. "When Democrats talk about border security, we want to have solutions to the problems we actually have". And she said no. It could potentially unlock military dollars for building the wall but would require the administration to make the case that the border situation was indeed a national crisis.

"They're all going to get their money and I think they're going to be happy", he said.

A couple of weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly waylaid Schumer to try to strike a bargain: a funding bill for DHS with $1 billion for the administration's non-wall related immigration projects. Pelosi warned that the effects of hundreds of thousands of lost paychecks would begin to ripple across the economy.

"Much of what we've heard from president Trump during this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice".

President Donald Trump made a televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, seeking an edge in the shutdown battle with congressional Democrats as he declared there is "a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul".

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) pose for photographs after delivering a televised response to President Donald Trump's national address about border security at the U.S. Capitol January 08, 2019 in Washington, DC.

"We gotta understand why people are coming here in the first place and why so many of them are coming here illegally rather than legally", he said.

U.S. withdrawal from Syria is conditional
Syrian Kurds, who have fought ISIS alongside American forces, fear an attack from Turkey when the US withdraws. Trump has made clear that he would not allow Turkey to kill the Kurds, Bolton said.

But a growing number of Republicans are uncomfortable with the toll the partial shutdown is taking, and Trump's response to it.

Trump did not mention that idea Tuesday night. "Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!"

Trump on Wednesday floated ideas that have been circulated for a broader immigration overhaul.

Pence spoke outside the West Wing after a contentious meeting Wednesday between Trump and congressional leaders.

"They don't come in through checkpoints, they come through areas where you have hundreds of miles without walls and without barrier or without strong fences", Mr. Trump said at the Capitol.

Trump and Democrats remain at an impasse over border wall funding, with Trump so far refusing to agree to a spending bill that does not include border wall funding and Democrats refusing to support legislation that does fund a border wall. Trump interacted with "Angel parents" frequently while he was campaigning for the White House, often invoking their departed sons and daughters during speeches and speaking about the parents on a first-name basis.

In an off-the-record lunch with television anchors ahead of his speech, Trump suggested his aides had pushed him to give the address and travel to the border and that he personally did not believe either would make a difference, according to two people familiar with the meeting.