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Conway Border wall debate ‘a foolish semantic argument

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Scaramucci also reacted to outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly's comments to the Los Angeles Times about Trump's proposed border wall.

But Trump conceded, "Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides)".

"I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security", he posted to social media early Monday morning.

Meanwhile, then there are discrepancies over that word 'wall.' The president recently tweeted a picture of steel slats.

"But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it". The White House would have to notify Congress if it wanted to cut or reallocate aid, which could delay or complicate the process.

"One of the reasons why it's so difficult to keep people from coming - obviously it'd be preferable for them to stay in their own homeland but it's difficult to do sometimes, where they live - is a insane, oftentimes conflicting series of loopholes in the law in the United States that makes it extremely hard to turn people around and send them home".

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The statement implied that he had been caught red-handed, saying that the arrest had occurred "during an act of espionage". A Russian national, Maria Butina, was also convicted in the United States for acting as an illegal foreign agent.

Trump wants $5 billion in funding for a wall along the more than 2,000-mile border, which he says is now too porous to stop illegal immigration and which he claims has become a magnet for criminals, drugs and even terrorists.

The partial government shutdown began December 22 after Trump bowed to conservative demands that he fight to make good on his pledge to build the wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he will only put a bill on the floor if President Trump will support and sign it.

Negotiations on lifting that partial government shutdown, perhaps by providing some border security funding, have sputtered out and no new debate is scheduled before next Wednesday.

The House is preparing to vote on the package Thursday when the new Congress convenes.

"The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn't given her water in days", Trump wrote.

"Improving security on the southern border is essential, and we need a fiscally responsible plan to pay for it". Trump continued to press Democrats to "give us the votes necessary for border security" in a series of tweets on New Year's Eve. A recent poll conducted by Reuters indicated that President Trump is bearing the brunt of the blame with the public for the shutdown; however, the three most recent government shutdowns appear to have not been major factors in the 2010, 2014, and 2018 elections.

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He remains the company's chairman, and his hedge fund, ESL Investments, remains one of its biggest creditors. Bank representatives either had no immediate comment or did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Trump is dug in and isn't likely to accept the plan, which would provide $1.3 billion for border security on a pro-rated basis, though it couldn't be used for new fencing.

President Donald Trump's White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took a shot at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday, calling out the top Democrat for going on a lavish Hawaiian vacation while the president remains in Washington, D.C.in hopes to work out a deal to end the partial government shutdown.

After meeting with the president, Graham said Trump was "open-minded" about a broader immigration agreement, saying the impasse presented an opportunity to address issues beyond the border wall.

"Democrats have a chance here to work with me and others, including the president, to bring legal status to people who have very uncertain lives", Graham said.

Trump has consistently painted the asylum seekers and economic migrants in outlandish terms, raising the spectre of rapists, gang members and people with infectious diseases roaming freely across the border.

Unwilling or unable to pick one objection to Trump's border wall proposal, they have panned it as "immoral, ineffective and expensive" as well as "fifth-century technology".

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They'll be the No. 6 seed after beating the Redskins 24-0 to win their third-straight game. "It's not complicated", Cousins said. But it now owns the sixth seed in the NFC entering its regular season finale against Chicago, the NFC North champions.

While the shutdown goes on, hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain without pay, either on duty or forcibly off it and facing increasing hardship.

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