Conway says Trump will make sure Congress pays for Mexico wall

Why Trump's War on McConnell Could Imperil His Presidency

Mnuchin made his prediction Friday, a day after President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt.

On Tuesday afternoon, before Trump spoke in Phoenix, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus - which has played a central role in pushing House GOP leaders to fulfill Trump's agenda - called for funding to build a wall along the Mexican border in a series of tweets.

The Wall Street Journal urges Republicans to "protect themselves from any Trump undertow in 2018" by abandoning the winning issues President Trump campaigned on. For one, the president doesn't care much about policy details and has been distracted with more entertaining diversions, like picking fights with half the Republican leadership in the Senate, announcing a troop surge in Afghanistan, threatening to shut down the government if Congress doesn't fund his border wall, and giving neo-Nazis cover for the violence in Charlottesville.

The Treasury Department has said the debt ceiling must be lifted by September 29 to avoid a government default. The wall is central to Trump's promises to his base and to his identity as a candidate, and, so, if he has to shut down the government to get it, he's going to get that wall.

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"If the president pursues this path, against the wishes of both Republicans and Democrats, as well as the majority of the American people, he will be heading toward a government shutdown which nobody will like and which won't accomplish anything", Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer of NY said.

But this year, the threat is more serious, say budget experts, for one reason: President Donald Trump. "Democrats will stand fast against the immoral, ineffective border wall and the rest of Republicans' unacceptable poison pill riders". Trump's recent list of targets includes Sens.

Trump critics have criticized him for using divisive language during his campaign and during his presidency.

Chairman of the House Appropriations committee Tom Cole told Reuters a government shutdown was unlikely and implausible.

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Trump has warned he wants money for the wall included in an overall government funding bill. Trump will have to take the blame for the shutdown himself, as McConnell will be able to point at their spending budget and Trump's own comments concerning the shutdown. "The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!" It could be that reinforcing fencing with a more substantial wall-like structure in parts may be enough to satisfy the administration, as well as Democrats and those Republicans who are wary of Trump's project.

A debt ceiling bill can not get through the Senate without the support of at least eight Democrats, giving the minority party leverage in the talks. At his campaign rally, Trump seemed to dare Democrats to block funding for the wall. "Even when we were a tiny fraction of our present size and breadth, the framers of our Constitution understood the need for holding ourselves together, whatever our differences".

Gambling on a shutdown over the wall is an easy choice for Trump.

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