Cards Against Humanity buys part of anti-Immigrant Trump Wall

Pauline Gross
December 6, 2018

President Donald Trump said he's willing to push back a USA government funding deadline as Washington prepares to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday.

Bush, who died at the age of 94, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol and be given a state funeral. And even some Republicans balk at spending more than the $1.6 billion for fencing and other security improvements already provided.

The Financial Times reported Sunday that when the president spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One, he said he'd spoken with members of Congress and agreed he would extend government funding to avoid the shutdown that would have taken place Friday. Chuck Schumer of NY and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, to the White House for a meeting Tuesday, but a Democratic aide said that in light of Bush's funeral and other events, Democrats have asked the White House to postpone the meeting until next week.

Trump has so far demanded funding for increased security at the U.S. -Mexico border, which would include a wall that he vowed to construct during his presidential campaign.

The president invited the top Democratic leaders, Sen.

However, Trump's border wall plans are facing extreme opposition, with Cards Against Humanity joining Democrats, environmentalists and immigrant advocates in the fight to prevent the U.S. president from building a wall.

Conservative Republicans say that with the Democrats taking over the House in January, now could be their last chance to secure border wall money for Mr. Trump.

Democrats, though, prefer only a one-week measure as talks continue.

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The Post, citing a former administration official, said that the Bush family contacted the White House this past summer to make it clear that the President would be welcome at the funeral and, according to the paper, to "assure him that the focus would be on Bush's life rather than their disagreements".

"I would absolutely consider it and probably give it", Trump told reporters.

The country shouldn't have to endure a shutdown over "Trump's temper tantrum", Schumer said last week.

The GOP-led House has not yet approved a Homeland Security funding bill. Chuck Schumer of NY and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, to the White House for a meeting Tuesday, officials said.

"I think majority would want to pass our appropriation bills", Shelby said.

Hoyer then told reporters that he could he could help draft border security language in such a vague manner to appease most of his Democrat caucus.

Without action by Congress, federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture, State Department and Department of Homeland Security would find themselves without any money to pay employees and administer programs through the fiscal year that ends next September 30.

The current deadline is midnight on Friday, Dec. 7.

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