Last updated on January 15th, 2019
The shutdown of the US government, as it enters its 20th day, is the second-longest running call-off in the history of the nation. President of the US, Donald Trump, from threatening to announce national emergency and leaving the meetings in between, has thrown all tantrums to get funds approved for the border Wall. The newly elected House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, witnessing the president’s drama thus accused him of preferring a “soap opera” instead of serious discussions about a border wall funding and ending chaos once and for all.
Trump’s power was cut to half after the recent mid-term elections saw Democrats forming a majority in the house, and his dramas have multiplied since. The California Democrat told reporters that she believes a Wednesday negotiating session between the White House and congressional leaders that ended abruptly with Trump walking out of the room was nothing but a “set-up.”
“Not only was the president unpresidential in his behavior – I think the meeting was set up so he could walk out,” she said.
Pelosi informed that Democrats are willing to negotiate to end the shutdown, but “we don’t want to be a backdrop for the president to stomp the table and get up and walk out.” She added, “I think he thought we would stay there when he left. He got up, and we got up.”
The internal tensions are stiffing up at this moment inside the Congress, as a result of which the stock market has also suffered some major blows already. Nevertheless, nothing matters to him until he pockets some $5.7billion to fulfill his wish.
Trump headed to Texas on Thursday in an attempt to decry about his promised wall and again threatened to declare a national emergency. He stated, “If this doesn’t work out, I probably will do it, maybe definitely” He added, “We have plenty of funds if there’s a national emergency.”
Trump’s trip to McAllen, Texas, took place a day after he abruptly left the meeting with Democratic leaders, who were looking to end the problem for some 800,000 federal workers working without pay.
Pelosi has also said that Democrats will wait and see if Trump really declares a national emergency, a move according to her also opposed by some Republicans.
“I think he’s going to have to answer to his own party on usurping that much power,” Pelosi said, in wake of exploitation of power Trump is plausibly doing using his position.