President Trump finally heard enough from the base and has decided not to sign a spending bill that would fund the government for nearly two months without providing money for a southern border wall.
A government shutdown could occur Saturday morning. If Trump had not stood his ground, he might well have been finished in 2020.
From the Washington Examiner:
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans will rewrite a last-minute spending bill to include President Trump’s demand for border security funding, after Trump told them he wouldn’t sign the bill without that money.
“We just had a very long productive meeting with the president. The president informed us that he will not sign the bill that came over from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security,” Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters outside the White House after meeting with Trump.
Ryan said they also have “very serious concerns” about securing the U.S.-Mexico border.
House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Trump thinks the bill as passed by the Senate is just “kicking the can down the road.”